Success for Gregory Porter, Lalah Hathaway, Jacob Collier and Snarky Puppy.
The 59th GRAMMY® Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Gregory Porter picked up the Best Vocal Jazz Album for 'Take Me To The Alley' making it his third award. Lalah Hathaway talked of her "labour of love'" as she won twice more in the Best Traditional R&B Performance for her song 'Angel' and Best R&B Album for 'Lalah Hathaway Live.'
William Bell, now entering his 60th year in music, lost out to Lalah in the Best Traditional R&B performance category, but won the Best Americana Album gong for his bluesy 'This is Where I Live.'
There was more success for the band Snarky Puppy with their third GRAMMY®, this time with 'Culcha Vulcha' in the Best Contemporary Instrumental Album category.
Prodigious North London songwriter, multi instrumentalist and producer Jacob Collier received two awards, as did veteran guitarist John Scofield and there was recognition for legendary Cuban pianist Chucho Valdés and young American blues sensation Fantastic Negrito.
The event also paid tribute to recently lost icons Prince and David Bowie, the latter winning 5 posthumous awards for his final album 'Blackstar.' Impromptu tributes were also paid to multi GRAMMY® award-winning jazz vocalist Al Jarreau who died in Los Angeles on the morning of this year's awards.
The full list of Jazz FM relevant artist awards is listed below:
- Best Contemporary Instrumental Album: Snarky Puppy - Culcha Vulcha
- Best Traditional R&B Performance: Lalah Hathaway - Angel
- Best R&B Album: Lalah Hathaway - Lalah Hathaway Live
- Best Improvised Jazz Solo: John Scofield - I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry (From Country For Old Men)
- Best Jazz Vocal Album: Gregory Porter - Take Me To The Alley
- Best Jazz Instrumental Album: John Scofield - Country For Old Men
- Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album: Ted Nash Big Band - Presidential Suite: Eight Variations On Freedom
- Best Latin Jazz Album: Chucho Valdés - Tribute To Irakere: Live In Marciac
- Best Americana Album: William Bell - This Is Where I Live
- Best Traditional Blues Album: Bobby Rush - Porcupine Meat
- Best Contemporary Blues Album: Fantastic Negrito - The Last Days Of Oakland
- Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media: Miles Ahead (Robert Glasper, Don Cheadle)
- Best Instrumental Composition: Ted Nash - Spoken At Midnight (Ted Nash Big Band)
- Best Arrangement, Instrumental Or A Cappella: Jacob Collier - You And I (Arranger)
- Best Arrangement, Instruments And Vocals: Jacob Collier - The Flintstones (From In My Room, Arranger)