"I'm trying to be expressive on my instrument and conduct as I'm improvising. So I'm conducting with the melodies and the rhythms that I play."

  • Born Dec. 29, 1952, in Cleveland
     
  • In the early '80s, Joe Lovano got his start as the saxophonist in GRAMMY winner John Scofield's quartet. He released his debut solo album, Tones, Shapes & Colors, in 1985.  
     
  • He won his first career GRAMMY for 2000 for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album for 52nd Street Themes.
     
  • Lovato has released nearly 40 albums as a bandleader or co-bandleader.
     
  • Lovano performed at the 2016 Jazz Legends for Disability Pride, a fundraising concert designed to promote inclusion, awareness, and visibility of people with disabilities.

 

Joe Lovano

"I'm trying to be expressive on my instrument and conduct as I'm improvising. So I'm conducting with the melodies and the rhythms that I play."

  • Born Dec. 29, 1952, in Cleveland
     
  • In the early '80s, Joe Lovano got his start as the saxophonist in GRAMMY winner John Scofield's quartet. He released his debut solo album, Tones, Shapes & Colors, in 1985.  
     
  • He won his first career GRAMMY for 2000 for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album for 52nd Street Themes.
     
  • Lovato has released nearly 40 albums as a bandleader or co-bandleader.
     
  • Lovano performed at the 2016 Jazz Legends for Disability Pride, a fundraising concert designed to promote inclusion, awareness, and visibility of people with disabilities.

 

GRAMMY Award Results for Joe Lovano

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Nominations
Best Improvised Jazz Solo
Recorda Me
Best Latin Jazz Album
The Latin Side Of Joe Henderson
 
Nominations
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Wild Beauty
 
Nominations
Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Bird Songs
 
Nominations
Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group
Remembrance
 
Nominations
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Symphonica
 
Nominations
Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group
Kids: Live At Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola
 
Nominations
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Streams Of Expression
 
Wins
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
52nd Street Themes
 
Nominations
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Individual Or Group
Celebrating Sinatra (Album)
 
Nominations
Best Jazz Instrumental Solo
Duke Ellington's Sound Of Love (Track)
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Individual Or Group
Quartets: Live At The Village Vanguard (Album)
 
Nominations
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Performance
Rush Hour (Album)
 
Nominations
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Individual Or Group
Tenor Legacy (Album)