Four GRAMMY Nominations for Jazz Studies Faculty

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Four GRAMMY Nominations for Jazz Studies Faculty

Gil Goldstein, Alan Ferber, and Joe Lovano

Three Jazz Studies faculty members received 2014 GRAMMY nominations.

Pianist-producer-arranger Gil Goldstein was nominated for two GRAMMY Awards. He was the winner in the Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists category for his arrangement of "Swing Low," recorded by Bobby McFerrin & Esperanza Spalding for McFerrin’s Spirityouall album. He also received a Best Instrumental Arrangement nomination for “Wild Beauty,” the title track from the album by the Brussels Jazz Orchestra Featuring Joe Lovano. 

Saxophonist Joe Lovano received a nomination in the Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album category for his work with the Brussels Jazz Orchestra on Wild Beauty. Professor Lovano won the 2001 GRAMMY in this category for his 52nd Street Themes LP.

Trombonist Alan Ferber also earned a Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album nomination for March Sublime.

In addition, alumnus Wayne Shorter took home a GRAMMY for Best Improvised Jazz Solo on "Without a Net" from his album Orbits.

The department of Music and Performing Arts Professions congratulates all four on their success. The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards took place on Sunday, January 26.