"You don't have to be Picasso or Rembrandt to create something. The fun of it, the joy of creating, is way high above anything else to do with the art form."

  • Born Armando Anthony Corea June 12, 1941, in Chelsea, Massachusetts.
     
  • Chick Corea broke through with his 1968 release, Now He Sings, Now He Sobs. The jazz trio-based album featured Corea on piano, as well as Miroslav Vitous on bass and Roy Haynes on drums. Corea's 1976 album, The Leprechaun, became his highest-charting album on the Billboard 200, landing at No. 42.
     
  • At the 18th GRAMMY Awards, Corea took home his first GRAMMY for Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Group for "No Mystery," the title track to his 1975 album with his band Return To Forever. At the 46th GRAMMY Awards in 2004, Corea joined the Foo Fighters for a performance of "Times Like These," marking his GRAMMY stage debut.  
     
  • Corea is currently the artist with the most jazz GRAMMY wins. Now He Sings, Now He Sobs was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame in 1999.
     
  • In 2009 Corea participated in a GRAMMY U SoundChecks installment alongside Stanley Clarke and Lenny White.

 

Chick Corea

"You don't have to be Picasso or Rembrandt to create something. The fun of it, the joy of creating, is way high above anything else to do with the art form."

  • Born Armando Anthony Corea June 12, 1941, in Chelsea, Massachusetts.
     
  • Chick Corea broke through with his 1968 release, Now He Sings, Now He Sobs. The jazz trio-based album featured Corea on piano, as well as Miroslav Vitous on bass and Roy Haynes on drums. Corea's 1976 album, The Leprechaun, became his highest-charting album on the Billboard 200, landing at No. 42.
     
  • At the 18th GRAMMY Awards, Corea took home his first GRAMMY for Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Group for "No Mystery," the title track to his 1975 album with his band Return To Forever. At the 46th GRAMMY Awards in 2004, Corea joined the Foo Fighters for a performance of "Times Like These," marking his GRAMMY stage debut.  
     
  • Corea is currently the artist with the most jazz GRAMMY wins. Now He Sings, Now He Sobs was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame in 1999.
     
  • In 2009 Corea participated in a GRAMMY U SoundChecks installment alongside Stanley Clarke and Lenny White.

 

GRAMMY Award Results for Chick Corea

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Best Improvised Jazz Solo
Fingerprints
Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Trilogy
 
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Best Improvised Jazz Solo
Hot House
Best Instrumental Composition
Mozart Goes Dancing
Nominations
Best Improvised Jazz Solo
Alice In Wonderland
Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Further Explorations
Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Hot House
 
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Best Improvised Jazz Solo
500 Miles High
Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Forever
 
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Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group
Five Peace Band - Live
 
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Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group
The New Crystal Silence
Nominations
Best Jazz Instrumental Solo
Waltz For Debby
Best Instrumental Composition
Alegria
 
Wins
Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group
The Ultimate Adventure
Best Instrumental Arrangement
Three Ghouls
 
Nominations
Best Instrumental Arrangement
The Long Passage
 
Wins
Best Jazz Instrumental Solo
Matrix
Nominations
Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group
Rendezvous In New York
Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
Armando's Rhumba
 
Wins
Best Instrumental Arrangement
Spain For Sextet & Orchestra
Nominations
Best Classical Crossover Album
Corea.Concerto ('Spain' For Sextet & Orch.; Piano Con. No. 1) (Album)
 
Wins
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Individual Or Group
Like Minds
Nominations
Best Jazz Instrumental Solo
Wigwam (Track)
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Individual or Group
Change (Album)
Best Instrumental Composition
Little Flamenco (Track)
 
Wins
Best Jazz Instrumental Solo
Rhumbata
Nominations
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Individual Or Group
Native Sense - The New Duets (Album)
 
Nominations
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Individual Or Group
Remembering Bud Powell (Album)
 
Nominations
Best Instrumental Composition
New Life (Track)
 
Nominations
Best Jazz Instrumental Solo
Lush Life (Track)
 
Nominations
Best Contemporary Jazz Performance (Instrumental)
Paint The World (Album)
Best Instrumental Composition
Blue Miles (Track)
 
Nominations
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Group
Alive (Album)
 
Nominations
Best Jazz Fusion Performance
Inside Out (Album)
Best Arrangement On An Instrumental
Tale Of Daring, Chapters 1-4 (Track)
 
Wins
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Group
Chick Corea Akoustic Band
Nominations
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance Soloist (On A Jazz Recording)
Sophisticated Lady (Track)
Best Instrumental Composition
Morning Sprite (Track)
 
Wins
Best R&B Instrumental Performance (Orchestra, Group Or Soloist)
Light Years
Nominations
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Group
Amnesia (Track)
Best Instrumental Composition
Eternal Child (Track)
 
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Best Pop Instrumental Performance, (Orchestra, Group Or Soloist)
Light Years (Track)
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Group
Trio Music, Live In Europe (Album)
 
Nominations
Best Jazz Fusion Performance, Vocal Or Instrumental
The Chick Corea Elektric Band (Album)
Best Instrumental Composition
Elektric City (Track)
Best Contemporary Composition
Corea: Septet (Track)
 
Nominations
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Group
Voyage (Album)
 
Nominations
Best Chamber Music Performance
Corea: Lyric Suite For Sextet (Album)
 
Nominations
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, SOLO
Trio Music (Album)
 
Wins
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Group
Chick Corea & Gary Burton In Concert - Zurich, October 28, 1979