"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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Wins
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Group
Duet
Nominations
Best Instrumental Composition
Central Park (Track)
Best Jazz Fusion Performance, Vocal Or Instrumental
Chick Corea/Secret Agent (Album)
 
Wins
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Group
Friends
Nominations
Best Instrumental Composition
Friends
Best Instrumental Arrangement
Mad Hatter Rhapsody (Track)
Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
Falling Alice (Track)
 
Nominations
Best Instrumental Arrangement
Musicmagic (Single)
 
Wins
Best Instrumental Arrangement
Leprechaun's Dream
Best Jazz Performance By A Group
The Leprechaun
Nominations
Best Instrumental Composition
Leprechaun's Dream (Single)
 
Wins
Best Jazz Performance By A Group
No Mystery
 
Nominations
Best Instrumental Arrangement
Spain (Track)
Best Jazz Performance By A Group
Light As A Feather (Album)