Exploring The Jazz Field Nominees

A look at the nominees in the Jazz Field categories for the 56th GRAMMY Awards
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    Terence Blanchard
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    Andy Bey
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    Fred Hersch
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    Gerald Clayton
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    Omar Sosa
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    Paquito D'Rivera
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    Darcy James
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    Gary Burton
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    Christian McBride
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    Tierney Sutton
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    Roberto Fonseca
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    Randy Brecker
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    Joe Lovano
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    Concha Buika
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    Donny McCaslin
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    Cécile McLorin Salvant
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    Kenny Garrett
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    Wayne Shorter
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    Terri Lyne Carrington
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    Gregory Porter
December 30, 2013 -- 12:02 am PST
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You've seen the list of nominees, now take a closer look at the artists nominated in the Jazz Field categories for the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards.

GRAMMY winner Paquito D'Rivera leads the Jazz Field with two nominations. This year's jazz nominees include GRAMMY winners Terence Blanchard, Gary Burton, Terri Lyne Carrington, Joe Lovano, and Christian McBride. Past GRAMMY nominees looking for their first GRAMMY win include Andy Bey, Gerald Clayton, Lorraine Feather,  Fred Hersch, Donny McCaslin, Omar Sosa, and Tierney Sutton. First-time GRAMMY nominees include Alan Ferber, Roberto Fonseca and Cécile McLorin Salvant.

56th GRAMMYs: Jazz Field Nominees Playlist

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

Terence Blanchard, "Don't Run"

Blanchard has one nomination this year, 11 prior GRAMMY nominations and four prior GRAMMY wins.

Paquito D'Rivera, "Song For Maura"

D'Rivera has two nominations this year, 13 prior GRAMMY nominations and four prior GRAMMY wins.

Fred Hersch, "Song Without Words #4: Duet"

Hersch has one nomination this year, and five prior GRAMMY nominations.

Donny McCaslin, "Stadium Jazz"

McCaslin has one nomination this year, and one prior GRAMMY nomination.

Wayne Shorter, "Orbits"

Shorter has one nomination this year, 19 prior GRAMMY nominations and nine prior GRAMMY wins.

Best Jazz Vocal Album

Andy Bey, The World According To Andy Bey

Bey has one nomination this year, and one prior GRAMMY nomination.

Lorraine Feather, Attachments

Feather has one nomination this year, and one prior GRAMMY nomination.

Gregory Porter, Liquid Spirit

Porter has one nomination this year, and two prior GRAMMY nominations.

Cécile McLorin Salvant, WomanChild 

Salvant has one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of her career.

Tierney Sutton, After Blue

Sutton has one nomination this year, and five prior GRAMMY nominations.

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

The New Gary Burton Quartet, Guided Tour

The New Gary Burton Quartet have one nomination this year, marking their first career GRAMMY nomination. As a solo artist, Burton has 21 prior GRAMMY nominations and seven prior GRAMMY wins.

Terri Lyne Carrington, Money Jungle: Provocative In Blue

Carrington has one nomination this year, two prior GRAMMY nominations and one prior GRAMMY win.

Gerald Clayton, Life Forum

Clayton has one nomination this year, and three prior GRAMMY nominations.

Kenny Garrett, Pushing The World Away

Garrett has one nomination this year, seven prior GRAMMY nominations and one prior GRAMMY win.

Christian McBride Trio, Out Here

The Christian McBride Trio have one nomination this year. Collectively, McBride has five prior GRAMMY nominations and three prior GRAMMY wins.

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Darcy James Argue's Secret Society, Brooklyn Bablyon

Darcy James Argue's Secret Society have one nomination this year, and one prior GRAMMY nomination.

Randy Brecker, Wlodek Pawlik Trio & Kalisz Philharmonic, Night In Calisia

Brecker has one nomination this year, 17 prior GRAMMY nominations and five prior GRAMMY wins. Pawlik and Kalisz Philharmonic each have one nomination this year, marking their first career GRAMMY nominations, respectively.

Brussels Jazz Orchestra Featuring Joe Lovano, Wild Beauty

Brussels Jazz Orchestra have one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of their career. Lovano has one nomination this year, 11 prior GRAMMY nominations and one prior GRAMMY win.

Alan Ferber, March Sublime

Ferber has one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of his career.

Dave Slonaker Big Band, Intrada

Dave Slonaker Big Band have one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of their career.

Best Latin Jazz Album

Buika, La Noche Más Larga

Buika has one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of her career.

Paquito D'Rivera And Trio Corrente, Song For Maura

D'Rivera has two nominations this year, 13 prior GRAMMY nominations and two prior GRAMMY wins. Trio Corrente have one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of their career.

Roberto Fonseca, Yo

Fonseca has one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of his career.

Omar Sosa, Eggūn

Sosa has one nomination this year, and three prior GRAMMY nominations.

Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet, Latin Jazz-Jazz Latin

Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet have one nomination this year, and one prior GRAMMY nomination.

Who will take home the awards in the Jazz Field categories? Tune in to the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Jan. 26, 2014, taking place at Staples Center in Los Angeles and airing live on CBS from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). 

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