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2010 Jazz Grammy Winners

Chick Corea, Kurt Elling, and Dan Morgenstern are some of the jazz winners from last night's ceremony.

Here they are, both winners and nominees–with another jazz-related award for critic Dan Morgenstern listed at the bottom. Also, no surprise, as it was announced in advance, but trumpeter Clark Terry picked up a Lifetime Achievement Award, and the composing/arranging category yielded two more jazz-related wins as well:

Best Contemporary Jazz Album:

Joe Zawinul and The Zawinul Syndicate
[Heads Up International]

Other nominees:

Stefon Harris and Blackout
[Concord Jazz]

Sounding Point
Julian Lage

At World’s Edge
Philippe Saisse
[E1 Music]

Big Neighborhood
Mike Stern
[Heads Up International]

Best Jazz Vocal Album:

Dedicated To You: Kurt Elling Sings The Music Of Coltrane And Hartman
Kurt Elling
[Concord Jazz]

Other nominees:

No Regrets
Randy Crawford (and Joe Sample)
[PRA Records]

So In Love
Roberta Gambarini
[Groovin' High/Emarcy]

Luciana Souza

Tierney Sutton (Band)
[Telarc Jazz]

Best Improvised Jazz Solo:

Dancin’ 4 Chicken
Terence Blanchard, soloist
Track from: Watts (Jeff “Tain” Watts)
[Dark Key Music]

Other nominees:

All Of You
Gerald Clayton, soloist
Track from: Two-Shade

Ms. Garvey, Ms. Garvey
Roy Hargrove, soloist
Track from: Emergence
[Groovin' High/Emarcy]

On Green Dolphin Street
Martial Solal, soloist
Track from: Live At The Village Vanguard

Villa Palmeras
Miguel Zenón, soloist
Track from: Esta Plena
[Marsalis Music]

Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual Or Group:

Five Peace Band – Live
Chick Corea and John McLaughlin Five Peace Band
[Concord Records]

Other nominees:

Quartet Live
Gary Burton, Pat Metheny, Steve Swallow and Antonio Sanchez
[Concord Jazz]

Brother To Brother
Clayton Brothers

John Patitucci Trio
[Concord Jazz]

The Bright Mississippi
Allen Toussaint

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album:

Book One
New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
[World Village]

Other nominees:

Bob Florence Limited Edition
[MAMA Records]

Eternal Interlude
John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble

Fun Time
Sammy Nestico And The SWR Big Band
[Hänssler Classic]

Lab 2009
University Of North Texas One O’Clock Lab Band
[North Texas Jazz]

Best Latin Jazz Album:

Juntos Para Siempre
Bebo Valdés And Chucho Valdés
[Sony Music/Calle 54]

Other nominees:

Things I Wanted To Do
Chembo Corniel
[Chemboro Records]

Geoffrey Keezer

Brazilliance X 4
Claudio Roditi
[Resonance Records]

Esta Plena
Miguel Zenón
[Marsalis Music]

Also winning a much-deserved award for “Best Album Notes”–jazz critic and eminence Dan Morgenstern, for the superlative liners he contributed to Mosaic’s Louis Armstrong box-set.

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