December 10, 2018

More than a dozen MSM alumni and faculty nominated for the 2019 Grammy Awards

Congratulations to the MSM alumni and faculty nominated in nine categories for the 61st Grammy Awards, taking place FEB 10, 2019!

CLASSICAL

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

ARC
Anthony Roth Costanzo (MM ’08); Jonathan Cohen, conductor (Les Violons Du Roy)

Best Contemporary Classical Composition

HEGGIE: GREAT SCOTT
Various composers, including Anthony Roth Costanzo (MM ’08)

KERNIS: VIOLIN CONCERTO
Aaron Jay Kernis (BM ‘81), composer (James Ehnes, Ludovic Morlot & Seattle Symphony)

JAZZ

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

SOME OF THAT SUNSHINE
Regina Carter (MSM Faculty), soloist
Track from: Some of that Sunshine (Karrin Allyson)

CADENAS
Miguel Zenón (MM ’01), soloist
Track from: Yo Soy La Tradición (Miguel Zenón Featuring Spektral Quartet)

Best Latin Jazz Album

WEST SIDE STORY REIMAGINED
Bobby Sanabria (MSM Faculty) Multiverse Big Band

CINQUE
Elio Villafranca (MSM Faculty)

YO SOY LA TRADICIÓN
Miguel Zenón (MM ’01) Featuring Spektral Quartet

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

BAREFOOT DANCERS AND OTHER VISIONS
Jim McNeely (MSM Faculty) and the Frankfort Radio Big Band

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

LIVE IN EUROPE
Fred Hersch Trio – Alumnus Drew Gress (MM ’85), bass

COMPOSING/ ARRANGING

Best Instrumental Composition

BLUT UND BODEN (BLOOD AND SOIL)
Terence Blanchard (MSM Trustee), composer (Terence Blanchard)

CHRYSALIS
Jeremy Kittel (MM ’07), composer (Kittel & Co.)

CONTEMPORARY

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
Steve Gadd (BM ’65) BandSteve Gadd Band

PRODUCTION, NON-CLASSICAL

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

VOICENOTES
Manny Marroquin & Charlie Puth (Precollege), engineers; Dave Kutch, mastering engineer (Charlie Puth)

Visit the Grammy Awards website to see the full list of nominees in all categories. The awards will be broadcast on Feb 10, 2019 on CBS. Check your local listings for broadcast times.