GRAMMY Awards Winners & Nominees for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

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Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

 

63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2020)
 
winner
Maria Schneider, Brian Camelio, Brian Montgomery

Data Lords

Maria Schneider Orchestra

Brian Camelio & Ryan Truesdell, producers; Brian Montgomery, engineer/mixer

nominees

Gregg August

Dialogues On Race

John Beasley

MONK'estra Plays John Beasley

Orrin Evans

The Intangible Between

Orrin Evans And The Captain Black Big Band

62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2019)
 
winner
Doug Davis

The Omni-American Book Club

Doug Davis & Kabir Sehgal, producers; David Darlington & Chris Palowitch, engineers/mixers

nominees

Triple Helix

Dancer In Nowhere

Terraza Big Band

One Day Wonder

61st Annual GRAMMY Awards (2018)
 
winner
Doug Davis

American Dreamers: Voices Of Hope, Music Of Freedom

Doug Davis & Kabir Sehgal, producers; Oscar Autie, engineer/mixer

nominees

Barefoot Dances And Other Visions

All About That Basie

60th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2017)
 
winner

Todd Whitelock, engineer/mixer

nominees

John Beasley

MONK'estra Vol. 2

Vincent Mendoza
,
WDR Big Band

Whispers On The Wind

59th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2016)
 
winner

Presidential Suite: Eight Variations On Freedom

nominees

John Daversa

Kaleidoscope Eyes: Music Of The Beatles

All L.A. Band

Darcy James Argue's Secret Society
John Beasley

MONK'estra, Vol. 1

58th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2015)
 
winner

The Thompson Fields

Ryan Truesdell, producer

nominees

Gil Evans Project

Lines Of Color

Marshall Gilkes
,
WDR Big Band
Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

Cuba: The Conversation Continues

Home Suite Home

57th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2014)
 
winner
Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band

Life In The Bubble

Gregg Field & Dan Savant, producers; Gregg Field & Tommy Vicari, engineers/mixers

nominees

Quiet Pride: The Elizabeth Catlett Project

Live: I Hear The Sound

Vanguard Jazz Orchestra

OverTime: Music Of Bob Brookmeyer

The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra

The L.A. Treasures Project

56th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2013)
 
winner
Randy Brecker

Night In Calisia

Randy Brecker, Włodek Pawlik Trio & Kalisz Philharmonic

nominees

Darcy James Argue's Secret Society
Brussels Jazz Orchestra
,
Joe Lovano

Wild Beauty

March Sublime

Dave Slonaker Big Band
55th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2012)
 
winner
Arturo Sandoval

Dear Diz (Every Day I Think Of You)

Gregg Field & Arturo Sandoval, producers; Gregg Field & Don Murray, engineers/mixers

nominees

Gil Evans Project

Centennial: Newly Discovered Works Of Gil Evans

For The Moment

54th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2011)
 
winner

The Good Feeling

Joe Ferla, engineer/mixer

nominees

Miguel Zenon

Alma Adentro: The Puerto Rican Songbook

Randy Brecker

The Jazz Ballad Song Book

Randy Brecker With DR Big Band

Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2010)
 
winner
Mingus Big Band, Tom Swift

Mingus Big Band Live At Jazz Standard

Seth Abramson, producer; Duke Markos & Tom Swift, engineers/mixers

nominees

Darcy James Argue's Secret Society

Autumn: In Moving Pictures Jazz - Chamber Music Vol. 2

Billy Childs Ensemble Featuring The Ying String Quartet

Metropole Orkest
,
John Scofield
,
Vincent Mendoza
52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2009)
 
winner

Masanori Yura, engineer/mixer

nominees

John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble

Eternal Interlude

Sammy Nestico

Fun Time

51st Annual GRAMMY Awards (2008)
 
winner
Vanguard Jazz Orchestra

Monday Night Live At The Village Vanguard

nominees

Appearing Nightly

Carla Bley And Her Remarkable Big Band

Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band
Joe Lovano
,
WDR Big Band

Symphonica

Joe Lovano With WDR Big Band & Rundfunk Orchestra

Vincent Mendoza

Blauklang

50th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2007)
 
winner
Terence Blanchard

A Tale Of God's Will (A Requiem For Katrina)

Terence Blanchard, producer

nominees

Maria Schneider

Sky Blue

Maria Schneider Orchestra

Eternal Licks & Grooves

Hommage

49th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2006)
 
winner
Randy Brecker, Michael Brecker, Jim Beard, Will Lee, Peter Erskine, Vincent Mendoza, WDR Big Band

Joachim Becker & Lucas Schmid, producers; Peter Brandt & Klaus Genuit, engineers/mixers

nominees

Spirit Music

Bob Brookmeyer - New Art Orchestra

Joe Lovano

Streams Of Expression

Joe Lovano Ensemble

Mingus Big Band

Live In Tokyo At The Blue Note

Vanguard Jazz Orchestra

Up From The Skies - Music Of Jim McNeely

48th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2005)
 
winner
Dave Holland

Overtime

Dave Holland Big Band

Dave Holland & Louise Holland, producers

nominees

Home Of My Heart

John Hollenbeck

A Blessing

John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble

Live

The Bill Holman Band

I Am Three

Mingus Big Band, Orchestra & Dynasty

47th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2004)
 
winner
Maria Schneider, David Baker

Concert In The Garden

Maria Schneider Orchestra

Maria Schneider, producer; David Baker, Peter Carini & Maria Schneider, engineers/mixers

nominees

On The Wild Side

David Sanchez
Vanguard Jazz Orchestra

The Way: Music Of Slide Hampton

46th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2003)
 
winner
Gil Goldstein

Michael Brecker & Gil Goldstein, producers; Jay Newland, engineer/mixer

nominees

New York New Sound

You Call This A Living?

Looking For America

Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band
45th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2002)
 
winner
Dave Holland

What Goes Around

Dave Holland Big Band

Dave Holland & Louise Holland, producers; James Farber, engineer/mixer

nominees

Slide Hampton

Jazz Matinee

Mingus Big Band

Tonight At Noon...Three Or Four Shades Of Love

Sammy Nestico

This Is The Moment

Vanguard Jazz Orchestra

Can I Persuade You?

44th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2001)
 
winner
Tom Jung

Homage To Count Basie

Tom Jung & Bob Mintzer, producers

nominees

Nicholas Payton

Dear Louis

Eliane Elias

Impulsive!

Rob McConnell Tentet

Group Therapy

43rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2000)
 
winner
Joe Lovano

52nd Street Themes

Joe Lovano, producer; James Farber, engineer/mixer

nominees

Maria Schneider

Allégresse (Album)

Maria Schneider Orchestra

Sam Rivers

Culmination (Album)

Sam Rivers' Rivbea All-Star Orchestra

Jim McNeely

Nice Work (Album)

The Danish Radio Jazz Orchestra & Jim McNeely

Buddy Collette

The Buddy Collette Big Band In Concert - The Music Of William "Buddy" Collette (Album)

Buddy Collette Big Band

42nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1999)
 
winner
Bob Florence

Serendipity 18

The Bob Florence Limited Edition

nominees

Sam Rivers

Inspiration (Album)

Sam Rivers' Rivbea All-Star Orchestra

Tom Harrell

Time's Mirror (Album)

Vincent Mendoza

Epiphany (Album)

Far East Suite (Album)

Anthony Brown's Asian American Orchestra

41st Annual GRAMMY Awards (1998)
 
winner

Count Plays Duke

Count Basie Orchestra; Grover Mitchell, director

nominees

Further Adventures (Album)

Bill Holman And The Netherlands Metropole Orchestra

Lickety Split - Music Of Jim McNeely (Album)

The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra

Jon Faddis

Remembrances (Album)

Gerald Wilson

Theme For Monterey (Album)

The Gerald Wilson Orchestra

40th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1997)
 
winner

Joe Henderson Big Band

Joe Henderson Big Band

nominees

Phil Woods

Celebration! (Album)

Phil Woods And The Festival Orchestra

The Brass Orchestra (Album)

Anthony Wilson

Anthony Wilson (Album)

Brilliant Corners (Album)

The Bill Holman Band

39th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1996)
 
winner

Live At Manchester Craftsmen's Guild

nominees

Maria Schneider

Coming About (Album)

Maria Schneider Orchestra

Rob McConnell

Even Canadians Get The Blues (Album)

Rob McConnell And The Boss Brass

Live In Time (Album)

Mingus Big Band

Marcus Roberts

Portraits In Blue (Album)

Marcus Roberts With The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra

38th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1995)
 
winner
Tom Scott

All Blues

Tom Scott (GRP All-Star Big Band)

nominees

Steve Slagle

Gunslinging Birds (Album)

Steve Slagle, conductor

Joe Lovano

Rush Hour (Album)

Gerald Wilson

State Street Sweet (Album)

The Gerald Wilson Orchestra

A View From The Side (Album)

The Bill Holman Band

37th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1994)
 
winner
McCoy Tyner

Journey

McCoy Tyner Big Band

nominees

Big Band Theory (Album)

Desert Lady - Fantasy (Album)

Maria Schneider

Evanescence (Album)

Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra

Bob Mintzer

Only In New York (Album)

Bob Mintzer Big Band

36th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1993)
 
winner
Miles Davis, Quincy Jones

Miles And Quincy Live At Montreux

nominees

Tom Scott

Dave Grusin Presents GRP All-Star Big Band Live (Album)

Tom Scott Conducting The GRP All-Star Big Band

Jimmy Heath

Little Man, Big Band (Album)

Rob McConnell

Our 25th Year (Album)

Rob McConnell And The Boss Brass

Spirit Of The Black Territory Bands (Album)

Johnny Otis And His Orchestra

35th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1992)
 
winner
McCoy Tyner

The Turning Point

McCoy Tyner Big Band

nominees

Rob McConnell

Brassy And Sassy (Album)

Rob McConnell And The Boss Brass

Carnegie Hall Concert (Album)

Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra

Grp All-Star Big Band (Album)

GRP All-Star Big Band

Benny Carter

Harlem Renaissance (Album)

Benny Carter Big Band And The Rutgers University Orchestra

34th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1991)
 
winner
Dizzy Gillespie

Live At The Royal Festival Hall

nominees

Charlie Haden

Dream Keeper (Album)

Doc Severinsen

Once More With Feeling (Album)

Doc Severinsen And The Tonight Show Band

Jay McShann

Paris All-Star Blues (A Tribute To Charlie Parker) (Album)

Rob McConnell

The Brass Is Back (Album)

Rob McConnell And The Boss Brass

Bob Mintzer

Art Of The Big Band (Album)

33rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1990)
 
winner
Frank Foster

Basie's Bag

nominees

Airmail Special (Album)

Louis Bellson And His Jazz Orchestra

Cookin' In The Kitchen (Album)

The Definitive Thad Jones Volume 2 Live From The Village Vanguard (Album)

Bob Florence

Treasure Chest (Album)

32nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1989)
 
winner
Miles Davis

nominees

Music Is My Mistress (Album)

The Duke Ellington Orchestra Conducted By Mercer Ellington

The Definitive Thad Jones (Album)

Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra

Frank Foster

The Legend, The Legacy (Album)

The Count Basie Orchestra Directed By Frank Foster

McCoy Tyner

Uptown/Downtown (Album)

McCoy Tyner Big Band

31st Annual GRAMMY Awards (1988)
 
winner
Gil Evans

Bud & Bird

Gil Evans & The Monday Night Orchestra

nominees

Bill Holman Band (Album)

Bill Holman, leader

Ebony (Album)

Illinois Jacquet

Jacquet's Got It! (Album)

Illinois Jacquet And His Big Band

Gene Harris

Tribute To Count Basie (Album)

The Gene Harris All Star Big Band

30th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1987)
 
winner

Digital Duke

nominees

10th Avenue (Album)

Patrick Williams, conductor New York Band

Louis Bellson And His Jazz Orchestra (Album)

Louis Bellson And His Jazz Orchestra

Doc Severinsen

The Tonight Show Band With Doc Severinsen, Volume II (Album)

The Tonight Show Band With Doc Severinsen

Woody's Gold Star (Album)

Woody Herman And His Big Band

29th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1986)
 
winner
Doc Severinsen

The Tonight Show Band With Doc Severinsen

The Tonight Show Band With Doc Severinsen

nominees

20 Years At The Village Vanguard (Album)

Mel Lewis, leader

50th Anniversary Tour (Album)

Woody Herman And His Band

Benny Goodman

Let's Dance (Album)

Benny Goodman And His Orchestra

Sentimental Journey (Album)

Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra

28th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1985)
 
winner
John Barry, Bob Wilber

The Cotton Club - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

nominees

Ambassador At Large (Album)

Don't Stop Now! (Album)

March Of The Tadpoles (Album)

George Russell

The African Game (Album)

George Russell And The Living Time Orchestra

27th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1984)
 
winner
Count Basie

88 Basie Street

nominees

World Class (Album)

Woody Herman Big Band

Bob Florence

Magic Time (Album)

The Bob Florence Limited Edition

Misterioso (Track)

The Carla Bley Band

Ten Gallon Shuffle (Album)

Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra

26th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1983)
 
winner
Rob McConnell

All In Good Time

Rob McConnell & The Boss Brass

nominees

Count Basie

Farmers Market Barbecue (Album)

Gil Evans

Priestess (Album)

Bob Florence

Soaring (Album)

The London Gig (Album)

25th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1982)
 
winner
Count Basie

Warm Breeze

nominees

Bob Florence

Westlake (Album)

Bob Florence Big Band`

Rob McConnell

Live In Digital (Album)

Rob McConnell And The Boss Brass

Make Me Smile And Other New Works By Bob Brookmeyer (Album)

Mel Lewis And The Jazz Orchestra

The Woody Herman Big Band "Live At The Concord Jazz Festival 1981"

24th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1981)
 
winner
Gerry Mulligan

Walk On The Water

nominees

Don Menza

Burnin' (Blues For Bird) (Track)

Don Menza And His 80's Big Band

Panama Francis And The Savoy Sultans - Vol. II (Album)

Panama Francis And The Savoy Sultans

Tanuki's Night Out (Album)

Rob McConnell

Tribute (Single)

Rob McConnell And The Boss Brass

23rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1980)
 
winner
Count Basie

On The Road

nominees

Bob Brookmeyer Composer/Arranger (Album)

Mel Lewis And The Jazz Orchestra

Dynamite (Album)

Louis Bellson Big Band

Farewell (Album)

Bob Florence

Live At Concerts By The Sea (Album)

Bob Florence Big Band

Rob McConnell

Present Perfect (Album)

Rob McConnell And The Boss Brass

22nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1979)
 
winner
Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington At Fargo, 1940 Live

nominees

Kogun (Album)

Naturally (Album)

Mel Lewis And The Jazz Orchestra

Thad Jones/Mel Lewis And Umo (Album)

Note Smoking

Louis Bellson & The Explosion

21st Annual GRAMMY Awards (1978)
 
winner

Live In Munich

nominees

Rob McConnell

Big Band Jazz (Album)

Rob McConnell And The Boss Brass

Insights (Album)

Sophisticated Giant (Album)

Thad Jones Greetings And Salutations (Album)

20th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1977)
 
winner
Count Basie

Prime Time

nominees

Buddy Rich

Buddy Rich Plays And Plays And Plays (Album)

Lab '76 (Album)

Leon Breeden, Directing The North Texas State University Lab Band

Road Time (Album)

The 40th Anniversary, Carnegie Hall Concert (Album)

19th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1976)
 
winner
Duke Ellington

The Ellington Suites

nominees

Dizzy Gillespie
,
Machito

Afro-Cuban Jazz Moods (Album)

Long Yellow Road (Album)

New Life (Album)

Phil Woods

The New Phil Woods Album (Album)

18th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1975)
 
winner
Phil Woods

nominees

Clark Terry

Clark Terry's Big-B-A-D Band Live At The Wichita Jazz Festival (Album)

Lab '75 (Album)

Leon Breeden Directing North Texas State University Lab Band

Potpourri (Album)

Bill Watrous

The Tiger Of San Pedro (Album)

Bill Watrous And The Manhattan Wildlife Refuge

17th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1974)
 
winner

Thundering Herd

nominees

Giant Box (Album)

Chuck Mangione

Land Of Make Believe (Album)

Look What They've Done (Album)

Threshold (Album)

Pat (Patrick) Williams

16th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1973)
 
winner

Giant Steps

nominees

Soaring (Album)

Gil Evans

Svengali (Album)

Oliver Nelson

Swiss Suite (Album)

Tanjah (Album)

15th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1972)
 
winner
Duke Ellington

Toga Brava Suite

nominees

All Smiles

Connection (Album)

Don Ellis Big Band

Maynard Ferguson

M.F. Horn Two (Album)

Gerry Mulligan

The Age Of Steam (Album)

14th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1971)
 
winner
Duke Ellington

New Orleans Suite

nominees

Buddy Rich

A Different Drummer (Album)

Count Basie

Afrique (Album)

Maynard Ferguson

Maynard Ferguson - M.F. Horn (Album)

Woody

13th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1970)
 
winner
Miles Davis

Bitches Brew

nominees

Live At The Roosevelt Grill (Album)

Johnny Hodges

Three Shades Of Blue

Paul Desmond

Bridge Over Troubled Water

Consumation (Album)

Don Ellis At Fillmore (Album)

Don Ellis Big Band

Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington - 70th Birthday Concert

Quincy Jones

Gula Matari

12th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1969)
 
winner
Quincy Jones

Walking In Space

nominees

Light My Fire

Count Basie

Standing Ovation

Bob Wilber

The Music Of Hoagy Carmichael

The New Don Ellis Band Goes Underground (Album)

Don Ellis Big Band

America The Beautiful (Single)

Buddy Rich

Buddy And Soul (Album)

Buddy Rich Orchestra

Central Park North (Album)

11th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1968)
 
winner
Duke Ellington

And His Mother Called Him Bill

nominees

Concerto For Herd

Down Here On The Ground

West Montgomery

Electric Bath (Album)

Don Ellis Big Band

Buddy Rich

Mercy, Mercy (Recorded Live At Caesars Palace) (Album)

Buddy Rich Big Band

Up In Erroll's Room (Album)

10th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1967)
 
winner
Duke Ellington

Far East Suite

nominees

Woody Live -- East And West

Buddy Rich

Big Swing Face

Live At Monterey (Album)

Don Ellis Big Band

Live At The Village Vanguard (Album)

8th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1965)
 
winner
Duke Ellington

Ellington '66

nominees

Wes Montgomery

Bumpin'

Wes Montgomery With String Orchestra

Insight

Paul Horn

Jazz Suite On The Mass Texts

Kenny Burrell
,
Gil Evans

Kenny Burrell/Guitar Forms

Dizzy Gillespie

Love Theme From "The Sandpiper" (Album)

Dizzy Gillespie, Gil Fuller Conducting Monterey Jazz Festival Orchestra

Stan Getz

Mickey One

7th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1964)
 
winner

Guitar From Ipanema

nominees

Shelly Manne

My Fair Lady With The Unoriginal Cast

Oscar Peterson
,
Nelson Riddle

Oscar Peterson/Nelson Riddle (Album)

Miles Davis
,
Gil Evans

Quiet Nights

Miles Davis And Gil Evans Orchestra

Quincy Jones

Quincy Jones Explores The Music Of Henry Mancini

The Dynamic Sound Patterns Of The Rod Levitt Orchestra

Gil Evans

The Individualism Of Gil Evans

Woody Herman '64

6th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1963)
 
winner

Encore: Woody Herman, 1963

nominees

Our Man In New Orleans

Quincy Jones

Quincy Jones Plays The Hip Hits

Miles Davis

Seven Steps To Heaven

Oliver Nelson

Full Nelson (Album)

Oliver Nelson Orchestra

Gerry Mulligan

Gerry Mulligan '63

Gerry Mulligan Concert Jazz Band

5th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1962)
 
winner
Stan Kenton

Adventures In Jazz

nominees

Stan Getz

Big Band Bossa Nova

Dizzy Gillespie

Carnegie Hall Concert (Album)

Count Basie
,
Duke Ellington

First Time! (Album)

Count Basie Orchestra, Duke Ellington Orchestra

Miles Davis
,
Gil Evans

Miles Davis At Carnegie Hall

Count Basie

The Legend

Jimmy Smith

Walk On The Wild Side

4th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1961)
 
winner
Stan Kenton

West Side Story

nominees

André Previn

A Touch Of Elegance

Count Basie

Basie At Birdland

Count Basie And His Orchestra

Dizzy Gillespie

Gillespiana (Album)

Gil Evans

Out Of The Cool

3rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1960)
 
winner
Henry Mancini

Blues And The Beat

nominees

Gerry Mulligan

I'm Gonna Go Fishin'

Miles Davis
,
Gil Evans

Sketches Of Spain

Count Basie

The Count Basie Story

Quincy Jones

The Great Wide World Of Quincy Jones