Awards & Winners

Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album

Grammy Awards

The Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album is an award presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards, to recording artists for quality works in the Vocal jazz music genre. Honors in several categories are presented at the ceremony annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position". Until 2001 this award was titled the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Performance. From 1981 to 1991 this category was presented as separate awards for Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female and Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male. Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were presented, for works released in the previous year.

Check all the winners of Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album presented under Grammy Awards since 1976 .


Gregory Porter

Honored for : Liquid Spirit

Nominations 2013 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Andy Bey The World According To Andy Bey
Lorraine Feather Attachments
Gregory Porter Liquid Spirit
C├ęcile McLorin Salvant Woman Child
Tierney Sutton After Blue

Esperanza Spalding, Fernando Lodeiro, Joe Ferla

Honored for : Radio Music Society
(Esperanza Spalding, artist and producer. Joe Ferla & Fernando Lodeiro, engineers/mixers.)

Nominations 2012 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Denise Donatelli Soul Shadows
Kurt Elling 1619 Broadway: The Brill Building Project
Al Jarreau Live
Metropole Orkest Live
Luciana Souza Book of Chet
Esperanza Spalding Radio Music Society
Joe Ferla Radio Music Society
Fernando Lodeiro Radio Music Society

Terri Lyne Carrington

Honored for : The Mosaic Project

Nominations 2011 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Terri Lyne Carrington The Mosaic Project
Karrin Allyson 'Round Midnight
Kurt Elling The Gate
Tierney Sutton American Road
Roseanna Vitro The Music of Randy Newman

Dee Dee Bridgewater, Al Schmitt

Honored for : Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959) To Billie with Love
(Engineer/mixer., Artist/producer)

Nominations 2010 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Dee Dee Bridgewater Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959) To Billie with Love
2011 Best Jazz Vocal Album
Al Schmitt Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959) To Billie with Love
2011 Best Jazz Vocal Album
Freddy Cole Freddy Cole Sings Mr. B
Denise Donatelli When Lights Are Low
Lorraine Feather Ages
Gregory Porter Water

Kurt Elling, Dave O'Donnell, Laurence Hobgood, Rob Macomber

Honored for : Dedicated to You
(Engineers/Mixers, Producers, Artist)

Nominations 2009 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Kurt Elling Dedicated to You
Dave O'Donnell Dedicated to You
Rob Macomber Dedicated to You
Laurence Hobgood Dedicated to You

Cassandra Wilson, John Fischbach, Jason Wormer

Honored for : Loverly
(Artist/Producer, Engineers)

Nominations 2008 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Karrin Allyson Imagina: Songs Of Brasil
Cassandra Wilson Loverly
Kate McGarry If Less Is More...Nothing Is Everything
Stacey Kent Breakfast on the Morning Tram
Norma Winstone Distances
Glauco Venier Distances
Klaus Gesing Distances

Nominations 2007 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Lucas Schmid Avant Gershwin
Sebastian Roth Avant Gershwin
Don Murray Avant Gershwin
Patti Austin Avant Gershwin
Michael Abene Avant Gershwin
Christian Schmitt Avant Gershwin
Dirk Franken Avant Gershwin

Nancy Wilson, Jay Ashby, Jay Dudt, Martin J. Ashby

Honored for : Turned to Blue
(Artist, Producers, Engineer/mixer)

Nominations 2006 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Nancy Wilson Turned to Blue
Jay Ashby Turned to Blue
Martin J. Ashby Turned to Blue
Jay Dudt Turned to Blue

Dianne Reeves, Allen J. Sviridoff, Leslie Ann Jones, Edward Tise, Charlie Paakkari

Honored for : Good Night, and Good Luck.
(Artist, Producer, Engineer)

Nominations 2005 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Edward Tise Good Night, and Good Luck.
Allen J. Sviridoff Good Night, and Good Luck.
Leslie Ann Jones Good Night, and Good Luck.
Charlie Paakkari Good Night, and Good Luck.
Dianne Reeves Good Night, and Good Luck.

Nancy Wilson, Martin J. Ashby, Jay Ashby, Jay Dudt

Honored for : R.S.V.P. Rare Songs, Very Personal
(Engineers/Mixers, Producers, Artist)

Nominations 2004 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Nancy Wilson R.S.V.P. Rare Songs, Very Personal

Dianne Reeves, Arif Mardin, Michael O'Reilly

Honored for : A Little Moonlight
(producer., Artist, engineer)

Nominations 2003 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Dianne Reeves A Little Moonlight

Diana Krall, Tommy LiPuma, Al Schmitt

Honored for : Live in Paris

Nominations 2002 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Al Schmitt Live in Paris
Diana Krall Live in Paris
Tommy LiPuma Live in Paris

Dianne Reeves, Erik Zobler, George Duke

Honored for : The Calling: Celebrating Sarah Vaughan

Nominations 2001 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Dianne Reeves The Calling: Celebrating Sarah Vaughan
Erik Zobler The Calling: Celebrating Sarah Vaughan
George Duke The Calling: Celebrating Sarah Vaughan

Dianne Reeves, Erik Zobler, George Duke

Honored for : In the Moment: Live in Concert

Nominations 2000 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Dianne Reeves In the Moment: Live in Concert
Erik Zobler In the Moment: Live in Concert
George Duke In the Moment: Live in Concert

Diana Krall

Honored for : When I Look in Your Eyes
(Best Jazz Vocal Performance)

Nominations 1999 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Diana Krall When I Look in Your Eyes

Shirley Horn

Honored for : I Remember Miles

Nominations 1998 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Shirley Horn I Remember Miles

Dee Dee Bridgewater

Honored for : Dear Ella

Nominations 1997 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Dee Dee Bridgewater Dear Ella

Cassandra Wilson

Honored for : New Moon Daughter

Nominations 1996 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Cassandra Wilson New Moon Daughter

Lena Horne

Honored for : Lena Horne Sings: The MGM Singles
(Best Jazz Vocal Performance)

Nominations 1995 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Lena Horne Lena Horne Sings: The MGM Singles

Etta James

Honored for : Mystery Lady: Songs of Billie Holiday
(Best Jazz Vocal Performance)

Nominations 1994 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Etta James Mystery Lady: Songs of Billie Holiday

Natalie Cole

Honored for : Take a Look

Nominations 1993 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Natalie Cole Take a Look

Bobby McFerrin

Honored for : 'Round Midnight
(Best Jazz Vocal Performance)

Nominations 1992 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Bobby McFerrin 'Round Midnight

Take 6

Honored for : He Is Christmas

Nominations 1991 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Take 6 He Is Christmas

Joe Williams

Honored for : Nothin but the Blues
(Best Jazz Vocal Performance)

Nominations 1984 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Joe Williams Nothin but the Blues

Ella Fitzgerald

Honored for : Fine and Mellow: Ella Fitzgerald Jams
(Artist)

Nominations 1979 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Ella Fitzgerald \"Fine and Mellow\": Ella Fitzgerald Jams

Al Jarreau

Honored for : All Fly Home
(Best Jazz Vocal Performance)

Nominations 1978 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Al Jarreau All Fly Home

Al Jarreau

Honored for : Look To The Rainbow
(Best Jazz Vocal Performance)

Nominations 1977 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Al Jarreau Look To The Rainbow

Ella Fitzgerald

Honored for : Fitzgerald and Pass... Again
(Best Jazz Vocal Performance)

Nominations 1976 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Ella Fitzgerald Fitzgerald and Pass... Again