Awards & Winners

Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album

Grammy Awards

The Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz 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 Latin 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". Originally called the Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Performance, the award was first presented to Arturo Sandoval in 1995. The name of the category was changed to Best Latin Jazz Album in 2001, the same year producers, engineers, and/or mixers associated with the winning work became award recipients in addition to the recording artists. According to the category description guide for the 52nd Grammy Awards, the award is presented to "vocal or instrumental albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded material", with the intent to recognize the "blending" of jazz music with Argentinian, Brazilian, Iberian-American, and Latin tango music.

Check all the winners of Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album presented under Grammy Awards since 1994 .

Trio Corrente, Paquito D'Rivera

Honored for : Song for Maura

Nominations 2013 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Concha Buika La noche más larga
Paquito D'Rivera Song for Maura
Trio Corrente Song for Maura
Roberto Fonseca Yo
Omar Sosa Egg?n: The Afri-Lectric Experience
Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet Latin Jazz-Jazz Latin

The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band, Dan Blessinger, Les Brockmann, Matt Brownlie, Justin Merrill

Honored for : ¡Ritmo!
(The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band, artist. Dan Blessinger, Les Brockmann, Matt Brownlie & Justin Merrill, engineers/mixers.)

Nominations 2012 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Chano Domínguez Flamenco Sketches
The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band ¡Ritmo!
Dan Blessinger ¡Ritmo!
Les Brockmann ¡Ritmo!
Matt Brownlie ¡Ritmo!
Justin Merrill ¡Ritmo!
Bobby Sanabria Big Band Multiverse
Luciana Souza Duos III
Manuel Valera New Cuban Express New Cuban Express

Afro-Cuban Messengers, Orestes Ávila

Honored for : Chucho's Steps
(Artists, engineer/mixer)

Nominations 2010 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Afro-Cuban Messengers Chucho's Steps
2011 Best Latin Jazz Album
Orestes Ávila Chucho's Steps
2011 Best Latin Jazz Album
Pablo Aslan Tango Grill
Hector Martignon Second Chance
Poncho Sanchez Psychedelic Blues
Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet ¡Bien Bien!

Bebo Valdés, Chucho Valdés, Fernando Trueba, Javier Limón, Nat Chediak, Pepe Loeches

Honored for : Juntos Para Siempre
(Engineers/Mixers, Producers, Artists)

Nominations 2009 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Chembo Corniel Things I Wanted To Do
Geoff Keezer Áurea
Claudio Roditi Brazilliance X 4
Bebo Valdés Juntos Para Siempre
Chucho Valdés Juntos Para Siempre
Nat Chediak Juntos Para Siempre
Javier Limón Juntos Para Siempre
Fernando Trueba Juntos Para Siempre
Pepe Loeches Juntos Para Siempre
Miguel Zenón Esta Plena

Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, Troy Halderson, Rob Macomber

Honored for : Song For Chico
(Artist, Engineers)

Nominations 2008 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra Song For Chico
Rob Macomber Song For Chico
Troy Halderson Song For Chico
Caribbean Jazz Project Afro Bop Alliance
Papo Vázquez The Mighty Pirates Marooned/Aislado
Nestor Torres Nouveau Latino
Conrad Herwig & The Latin Side Band The Latin Side of Wayne Shorter

Nominations 2007 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Tom Swift Funk Tango
Paquito D'Rivera Quintet Funk Tango
Brenda Feliciano Funk Tango

Dave Darlington, Brian Lynch, Eddie Palmieri

Honored for : Simpático
(Artist, Engineer/mixer)

Nominations 2006 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Dave Darlington Simpático
Eddie Palmieri Simpático
Brian Lynch Simpático

Eddie Palmieri, Jon Fausty, Richard J. Seidel

Honored for : Listen Here!
(Artist, Producer, Engineer/mixer)

Nominations 2005 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Eddie Palmieri Listen Here!
Richard J. Seidel Listen Here!
Jon Fausty Listen Here!

Charlie Haden, Ruth Cameron, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Mario Garcia, Jay Newland

Honored for : Land of the Sun
(Engineers/Mixers, Producers, Artist)

Nominations 2004 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Charlie Haden Land of the Sun

Charles Flores, Robert J. Friedrich, Michel Camilo, Horacio Hernandez

Honored for : Live at the Blue Note
(Artist, engineer/mixer)

Nominations 2003 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Horacio Hernandez Live at the Blue Note
Michel Camilo Live at the Blue Note
Charles Flores Live at the Blue Note

Caribbean Jazz Project, Phil Magnotti

Honored for : The Gathering

Nominations 2002 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Caribbean Jazz Project The Gathering
Phil Magnotti The Gathering

Charlie Haden, Jay Newland, Gonzalo Rubalcaba

Honored for : Nocturne

Nominations 2001 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Gonzalo Rubalcaba Nocturne
Jay Newland Nocturne
Charlie Haden Nocturne

Jon Fausty, Chucho Valdés

Honored for : Live at the Village Vanguard

Nominations 2000 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Jon Fausty Live at the Village Vanguard
Chucho Valdés Live at the Village Vanguard

Poncho Sanchez

Honored for : Latin Soul

Nominations 1999 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Poncho Sanchez Latin Soul

Arturo Sandoval

Honored for : Hot House

Nominations 1998 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Arturo Sandoval Hot House

Roy Hargrove's Crisol

Honored for : Habana

Nominations 1997 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Roy Hargrove's Crisol Habana

Paquito D'Rivera

Honored for : Portraits of Cuba

Nominations 1996 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Paquito D'Rivera Portraits of Cuba

Antônio Carlos Jobim, Paulo Jobim

Honored for : Antonio Brasileiro

Nominations 1995 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Paulo Jobim Antonio Brasileiro
Antônio Carlos Jobim Antonio Brasileiro

Arturo Sandoval

Honored for : Danzon (Dance On)

Nominations 1994 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Arturo Sandoval Danzon (Dance On)