GRAMMY Awards Winners & Nominees for Best Improvised Jazz Solo Performance

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Best Improvised Jazz Solo Performance

 

63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2020)
 
winner
Chick Corea

All Blues

Chick Corea, soloist

Track From: Trilogy 2 (Chick Corea, Christian McBride & Brian Blade)

nominees

Regina Carter

Pachamama

Gerald Clayton

Celia

Joshua Redman

Moe Honk

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah

Guinnevere

62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2019)
 
winner
Randy Brecker

Sozinho

Randy Brecker, soloist

nominees

Melissa Aldana

Elsewhere

Julian Lage

Tomorrow Is The Question

Branford Marsalis

The Windup

Christian McBride

Sightseeing

61st Annual GRAMMY Awards (2018)
 
winner
John Daversa

Don't Fence Me In

John Daversa, soloist

nominees

Fred Hersch

We See

Brad Mehldau

De-Dah

Miguel Zenon

Cadenas

Regina Carter

Some Of That Sunshine

60th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2017)
 
winner
John McLaughlin

Miles Beyond

John McLaughlin, soloist

nominees

Can't Remember Why

Billy Childs

Dance Of Shiva

Fred Hersch

Whisper Not

Chris Potter

Ilimba

59th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2016)
 
winner
John Scofield

I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry

John Scofield, soloist

nominees

Joey Alexander

Countdown

Ravi Coltrane

In Movement

Fred Hersch

We See

Brad Mehldau

I Concentrate On You

58th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2015)
 
winner
Christian McBride

Cherokee

nominees

Joey Alexander

Giant Steps

Donny McCaslin

Arbiters Of Evolution

Joshua Redman

Friend Or Foe

John Scofield

Past Present

57th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2014)
 
winner
Chick Corea

Fingerprints

Chick Corea, soloist

nominees

Kenny Barron

The Eye Of The Hurricane

Fred Hersch

You & The Night & The Music

Joe Lovano

Recorda Me

Brad Mehldau

Sleeping Giant

56th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2013)
 
winner
Wayne Shorter

Orbits

Wayne Shorter, soloist

nominees

Terence Blanchard

Don't Run

Paquito D'Rivera

Song For Maura

Fred Hersch

Song Without Words #4: Duet

Donny McCaslin

Stadium Jazz

55th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2012)
 
winner
Gary Burton, Chick Corea

Hot House

nominees

Ravi Coltrane

Cross Roads

Chick Corea

Alice In Wonderland

Kenny Garrett

J. Mac

Brad Mehldau

Ode

54th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2011)
 
winner
Chick Corea

500 Miles High

Chick Corea, soloist

nominees

Sonny Rollins

Sonnymoon For Two

Randy Brecker

All Or Nothing At All

Ron Carter

You Are My Sunshine

Fred Hersch

Work

53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2010)
 
winner
Herbie Hancock

A Change Is Gonna Come

Herbie Hancock, soloist

nominees

Alan Broadbent

Solar

Keith Jarrett

Body And Soul

Hank Jones

Lonely Woman

Wynton Marsalis

Van Gogh

52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2009)
 
winner
Terence Blanchard

Dancin' 4 Chicken

nominees

Martial Solal

On Green Dolphin Street

Miguel Zenon

Villa Palmeras

Gerald Clayton

All Of You

Roy Hargrove

Ms. Garvey, Ms. Garvey

51st Annual GRAMMY Awards (2008)
 
winner
Terence Blanchard

Be-Bop

nominees

Till Brönner

Seven Steps To Heaven

Gary Burton
,
Chick Corea

Waltz For Debby

Pat Metheny

Son Of Thirteen

James Moody

Be-Bop

50th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2007)
 
winner
Michael Brecker

Anagram

Michael Brecker, soloist

nominees

Herbie Hancock

Both Sides Now

Hank Jones

Lullaby

1000 Kilometers

Terence Blanchard

Levees

49th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2006)
 
winner
Michael Brecker

Some Skunk Funk

Michael Brecker, soloist

nominees

Paquito D'Rivera

Paq Man

Taylor Eigsti

Freedom Jazz Dance

Hippidy Hop (Drum Solo)

Branford Marsalis

Hope

48th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2005)
 
winner
Sonny Rollins

Why Was I Born?

Sonny Rollins, soloist

nominees

Herbie Hancock

The Source

Branford Marsalis

A Love Supreme - Acknowledgement

Alan Broadbent

'Round Midnight

Ravi Coltrane

Away

47th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2004)
 
winner
Herbie Hancock

Speak Like A Child

Herbie Hancock, soloist

nominees

Alan Broadbent

What's New

Don Byron

I Want To Be Happy

Donny McCaslin

Bulería, Soleá y Rumba

John Scofield

Wee

46th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2003)
 
winner
Chick Corea

Matrix

Chick Corea, soloist

nominees

All Or Nothing At All

Keith Jarrett

Butch & Butch

Africa

All Or Nothing At All

45th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2002)
 
winner
Herbie Hancock

My Ship

Herbie Hancock, soloist

nominees

Michael Brecker

Naima

Chelsea Bridge

Tommy Flanagan

Sunset & The Mockingbird

Pat Metheny

Proof

44th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2001)
 
winner
Michael Brecker

Chan's Song

Michael Brecker, soloist

nominees

Kenny Barron
,
Regina Carter

Fragile

Terence Blanchard

Lost In A Fog

Gary Burton

Move

All Blues

43rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2000)
 
winner
Pat Metheny

(Go) Get It

Pat Metheny, soloist

nominees

Keith Jarrett

I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good (Track)

Terence Blanchard

I Thought About You (Track)

Michael Brecker

Outrance (Track)

Kenny Barron

Passion Dance (Track)

42nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1999)
 
winner
Wayne Shorter

In Walked Wayne

Wayne Shorter, soloist

nominees

Chris Potter

In Vogue (Track)

Gary Burton

Straight Up And Down (Track)

Stefon Harris

There Is No Greater Love (Track)

Chick Corea

Wigwam (Track)

41st Annual GRAMMY Awards (1998)
 
winner
Gary Burton, Chick Corea

Rhumbata

nominees

Body And Soul (Track)

Kenny Barron

For Heaven's Sake (Track)

David Liebman

My Favorite Things (Track)

Randy Brecker

My Funny Valentine (Track)

40th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1997)
 
winner
Doc Cheatham, Nicholas Payton

Stardust

nominees

Brad Mehldau

Blame It On My Youth (Track)

Tommy Flanagan

Dear Old Stockholm (Track)

The Community (Track)

You Must Believe In Swing (Track)

39th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1996)
 
winner
Michael Brecker

Cabin Fever

Michael Brecker, soloist

nominees

Gonzalo Rubalcaba

Agua De Beber (Track)

Diggin' On Dexter (Track)

Joe Lovano

Duke Ellington's Sound Of Love (Track)

Now Is The Hour (Track)

38th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1995)
 
winner
Michael Brecker

Impressions

Michael Brecker, soloist

nominees

Charlie Haden
,
Hank Jones

Go Down Moses (Track)

Kenny Barron

Take The Coltrane (Track)

Herbie Hancock

The Way You Look Tonight (Track)

But Beautiful (Track)

37th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1994)
 
winner
Benny Carter

Prelude To A Kiss

Benny Carter, soloist

nominees

Michael Brecker

African Skies (Track)

Charlie Haden

Alone Together (Track)

Chick Corea

Lush Life (Track)

Wayne Shorter

Pinocchio (Track)

36th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1993)
 
winner

Miles Ahead

Joe Henderson, soloist

nominees

Herbie Hancock

Brasil (Aquarela Do Brasil) (Track)

Phil Woods

Nostalgico (Track)

Benny Carter

The More I See You (Track)

Lee Ritenour

4 On 6 (Track)

35th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1992)
 
winner

Lush Life

Joe Henderson, soloist

nominees

Randy Brecker

Above And Below (Track)

Wynton Marsalis

Blue Interlude (Track)

Miles Davis

Fantasy (Track)

Kenny Barron
,
Stan Getz

Soul Eyes (Track)

34th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1991)
 
winner
Stan Getz

I Remember You

Stan Getz, soloist

nominees

Phil Woods

All Bird's Children (Track)

David Sanborn

Another Hand (Track)

Bluesette (Track)

Dave Grusin

How Long Has This Been Going On? (Track)

33rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1990)
 
winner
Oscar Peterson

The Legendary Oscar Peterson Trio Live At The Blue Note

Oscar Peterson, soloist

nominees

Stan Getz

Anniversary (Album)

George Benson

Basie's Bag (Track)

Branford Marsalis

Crazy People Music (Album)

Miles Davis

The Hot Spot (Album)

32nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1989)
 
winner
Miles Davis

Aura

Miles Davis, soloist

nominees

André Previn

After Hours (Album)

John Patitucci

Bessie's Blues (Track)

Chick Corea

Sophisticated Lady (Track)

Wynton Marsalis

The Majesty Of The Blues (Album)

31st Annual GRAMMY Awards (1988)
 
winner
Michael Brecker

Don't Try This At Home

Michael Brecker, soloist

nominees

Wynton Marsalis

The Wynton Marsalis Quartet Live At Blues Alley (Album)

Duets (Album)

Miles Davis

Music From Siesta (Album)

Branford Marsalis

Random Abstract (Album)

30th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1987)
 
winner

The Other Side Of Round Midnight

Dexter Gordon, soloist

nominees

Branford Marsalis

Cottontail (Track)

Wynton Marsalis

Marsalis Standard Time-Volume I (Album)

Eddie Daniels

To Bird With Love (Album)

29th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1986)
 
winner
Miles Davis

Tutu

Miles Davis, soloist

nominees

Branford Marsalis

Royal Garden Blues (Album)

Eddie Daniels

Breakthrough (Album)

Dizzy Gillespie

Closer To The Source (Album)

Wynton Marsalis

Insane Asylum (Track)

28th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1985)
 
winner
Wynton Marsalis

Black Codes From The Underground

Wynton Marsalis, soloist

nominees

Miles Davis

Human Nature (Track)

Stanley Jordan

Magic Touch (Album)

James Moody

Meet Benny Bailey (Track)

Dizzy Gillespie

Sing Joy Spring (Track)

27th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1984)
 
winner
Wynton Marsalis

Hot House Flowers

Wynton Marsalis, soloist

nominees

Pepper Adams

Live At Fat Tuesday's (Album)

Zoot Sims

Quietly There (Album)

Tommy Flanagan

Thelonica (Album)

Ira Sullivan

Ira Sullivan... Does It All (Album)

26th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1983)
 
winner
Wynton Marsalis

Think Of One

Wynton Marsalis, soloist

nominees

Phil Woods

At The Vanguard (Album)

Art Blakey

Keystone 3 (Album)

The Last Stitt Sessions, Vol. 1 (Album)

Chick Corea

Trio Music (Album)

25th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1982)
 
winner
Miles Davis

We Want Miles

Miles Davis, soloist

nominees

Ira Sullivan

Night And Day (Album)

Tommy Flanagan

The Magnificent Tommy Flanagan (Album)

Wynton Marsalis

Wynton Marsalis (Album)

Jimmy Rowles Plays Duke Ellington And Billy Strayhorn (Album)

24th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1981)
 
winner
John Coltrane

Bye Bye Blackbird

John Coltrane, soloist

nominees

Music's The Only Thing That's On My Mind

Self Portrait

Ira Sullivan

The Incredible Ira Sullivan (Album)

Pepper Adams

The Master...Pepper Adams (Album)

23rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1980)
 
winner
Bill Evans

I Will Say Goodbye

Bill Evans, soloist

nominees

Jimmy Knepper

Cunningbird (Album)

Hank Jones

I Remember You (Album)

Phil Woods

The Phil Woods Quartet - Volume One (Album)

Pepper Adams

Chasin' The Bird (Album)

22nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1979)
 
winner
Oscar Peterson

Jousts

Oscar Peterson, soloist

nominees

Manhattan Symphonie (Album)

Paul Desmond

Paul Desmond (Album)

Pepper Adams

Reflectory (Album)

Zoot Sims

Warm Tenor (Album)

21st Annual GRAMMY Awards (1978)
 
winner
Oscar Peterson

Montreaux '77 - Oscar Peterson Jam

Oscar Peterson, soloist

nominees

Heavy Love (Album)

Rosewood (Album)

Sophisticated Giant (Album)

Stan Getz

Stan Getz Gold (Album)

20th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1977)
 
winner
Oscar Peterson

The Giants

Oscar Peterson, soloist

nominees

Hank Jones

'Bop Redux (Album)

John Coltrane

Afro Blue Impressions (Album)

Jaco Pastorius

Heavy Weather (Weather Report) (Album)

Phil Woods

The Phil Woods Six-Live From The Showboat (Album)

19th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1976)
 
winner
Count Basie

Basie And Zoot

Count Basie, soloist

nominees

Clark Terry

Clark Terry And His Jolly Giants (Album)

Jim Hall

Commitment (Album)

Jaco Pastorius

Donna Lee (Track)

Phil Woods

The New Phil Woods Album (Album)

Works Of Art (Album)

18th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1975)
 
winner
Dizzy Gillespie

Oscar Peterson And Dizzy Gillespie

Dizzy Gillespie, soloist

nominees

Jim Hall

Concierto (Album)

John Coltrane

Giant Steps (First Release Of Alternate Take)

Phil Woods

Images (Album)

Phineas Newborn Jr.

Solo Piano (Album)

17th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1974)
 
winner
Charlie Parker

First Recordings!

Charlie Parker, soloist

nominees

Freddie Hubbard

High Energy (Album)

Hubert Laws

In The Beginning (Album)

McCoy Tyner

Naima (Track)

Keith Jarrett

Solo-Concerts (Album)

16th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1973)
 
winner

God Is In The House

Art Tatum, soloist

nominees

Freddie Hubbard

In A Mist (Track)

Hubert Laws

Morning Star (Album)

The Beginning And The End (Album)

Ray Brown

The Very Thought Of You (Track)

15th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1972)
 
winner
Gary Burton

Alone At Last

Gary Burton, soloist

nominees

Tom Scott

Great Scott

McCoy Tyner

Sahara (Album)

Freddie Hubbard

The Hub Of Hubbard (Album)

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