Posted by: russdavis | January 29, 2018



Once again NARAS (The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences), has passed out the Grammy Awards for another year, this time it’s the 60th edition of the awards. You’ll find some of MOJA’s greatest artists in this list and the winners are listed after an X and in bold type. Let’s celebrate them now!!!!Grammy Award


Jeff Lorber Fusion 2013 CompressedJeff Lorber, Jimmy Haslip & Andy Snitzer share a Grammy as THE JEFF LORBER FUSION!

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
What If – The Jerry Douglas Band
Spirit – Alex Han
Mount Royal – Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge
X – Prototype – Jeff Lorber Fusion
Bad Hombre – Antonio Sanchez



John McLaughlin CD Now Here This

Best Improvised Jazz Solo
“Can’t Remember Why” — Sara Caswell, soloist
“Dance Of Shiva” — Billy Childs, soloist
“Whisper Not” — Fred Hersch, soloist
X – “Miles Beyond” — John McLaughlin, soloist
“Ilimba” — Chris Potter, soloist

Best Jazz Vocal Album
The Journey — The Baylor Project
A Social Call — Jazzmeia Horn
Bad Ass And Blind — Raul Midón
Porter Plays Porter — Randy Porter Trio With Nancy King
X – Dreams And Daggers — Cécile McLorin Salvant

Billy Childs & Amina Figarova at the piano (APA-15)Grammy winner Billy Childs at the piano with another MOJA great Amina Figarova!

Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Uptown, Downtown — Bill Charlap Trio
X – Rebirth — Billy Childs
Project Freedom –Joey DeFrancesco & The People
Open Book — Fred Hersch
The Dreamer Is The Dream — Chris Potter

Christian McBride & Russ (Closeup)

The great Christian McBride (with MOJA’s Russ Davis) wins a grammy in 2018!

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
MONK’estra Vol. 2 — John Beasley
Jigsaw — Alan Ferber Big Band
X – Bringin’ It — Christian McBride Big Band
Homecoming — Vince Mendoza & WDR Big Band Cologne
Whispers On The Wind — Chuck Owen And The Jazz Surge

Best Latin Jazz Album
Hybrido – From Rio To Wayne Shorter — Antonio Adolfo
Oddara — Jane Bunnett & Maqueque
Outra Coisa – The Music Of Moacir Santos — Anat Cohen & Marcello Gonçalves
Típico — Miguel Zenón
X – Jazz Tango — Pablo Ziegler Trio


Arturo O'Farrill (NYC-11 May 14) CompressedArturo O’Farril celebrates a grammy with MOJA’s Russ Davis

Best Instrumental Composition
“Alkaline” — Pascal Le Boeuf, composer (Le Boeuf Brothers & JACK Quartet)
“Choros #3” — Vince Mendoza, composer (Vince Mendoza & WDR Big Band Cologne)
“Home Free (For Peter Joe)” — Nate Smith, composer (Nate Smith)
X – “Three Revolutions” — Arturo O’Farrill, composer (Arturo O’Farrill & Chucho Valdés)
“Warped Cowboy” — Chuck Owen, composer (Chuck Owen And The Jazz Surge)

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