The best jazz, blues and Latin music artists nominated for the 2023 Grammys

“New Standards Vol.1” by drummer and educator Terri Lyne Carrington was nominated for Best Jazz Instrumental Album.

Carrington is an NEA Jazz Master, multiple Grammy winner and founder of the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice. She recently published a book of 101 master sheets of jazz compositions by women – her intention is to record them all.

Also nominated for Best Jazz Instrumental Album:

  • The Yellowjackets for “Parallel Motion”.
  • Set by saxophonist Wayne Shorter recorded live at the Detroit Jazz Festival.
  • Drummer Peter Erskine’s trio “Live in Italy”.
  • “LongGone” from the second reunion of saxophonist Joshua Redman’s remarkable quartet of the 1990s with Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride and Brian Blade.

The Baylor Project is up for Best Vocal Jazz Album for their recording “The Evening: Live at APPARATUS.” Drummer Mark Baylor was also nominated for Best Improvised Jazz Solo.

Newcomer Samara Joy’s ‘Linger Awhile’ album made the list, as did Cecile McLorin Salvant’s ‘Ghost Song’, Carmen Lundy’s ‘Fade to Black’ and Manhattan Transfer’s 50th anniversary celebration recording. with the WDR Funkhausorchester.

“Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story” was nominated for Best Musical Film, and the band Ranky Tanky received Best Regional Music for their set recorded at the 2022 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

Nominees for best traditional blues albums include Buddy Guy’s “The Blues Don’t Lie” and Charlie Musselwhite’s “Mississippi Son.” Top contemporary blues albums include Shemekia Copeland’s ‘Done Come Too Far’ and Ben Harper’s ‘Bloodline Maintenance’.

Bonnie Raitt is dominating the Americana category this year, with her album “Just Like That…”, earning nominations for Best Americana Album and the title track for Best American Roots Song. Another track, “Made Up Mind” was nominated for Best American Performance.

Dr. John’s latest recording, “Things Happen That Way,” is also nominated for Best American Album, along with Keb’ Mo’s “Good To Be,” Fantastic Negrito’s “Oh Betty,” and Aaron Neville’s “Stomping Ground.” “Take Me To The River” recordings are listed for Best American Roots Performance.

The Spanish Harlem Orchestra’s latest album, “Imágenes Latinas”, is nominated for Best Tropical Latin Album.

Nominees for Best Latin Jazz Album include:

  • Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra by Arturo O’Farrill “Fandango on the wall in New York.”
  • Panamanian pianist Danilo Perez and his Global Messengers for “Crisálida”.
  • Puerto Rican saxophonist Miguel Zenon for his “Musica De Las Americas”.
  • Brazilian jazz-fusion vocal icon Flora Purim’s debut album in 17 years, “If You Will.”

See the full list of Grammy nominees here. The 65th Annual Grammy Awards broadcast will be televised on Sunday, February 5, 2023.

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