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2010 Jazz Grammy Winners

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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