Jazz Grammy Winners

Earlier this afternoon, the Grammy Awards were given out in the jazz categories (among others) during the Pre-Telecast ceremonies. The winners are below, with the results of who our readers picked to win ahead of time. If you missed the live updates from Groove Notes, you can review all of the Twitter, Facebook, and articles from around the web leading up to and during the ceremonies here.

And a special congratulations for the Rebirth Brass Band winning a Grammy for Regional Roots Music Album! Tony Bennett, Diana Krall, and Maceo Parker slated to perform tonight during the telecast!

Best Improvised Jazz Solo


500 Miles High

Chick Corea, soloist
Track from: Forever (Corea, Clarke & White)
[Concord Records]

Groove Notes Readers picked: Randy Brecker (All Or Nothing At All)


Best Jazz Vocal Album


The Mosaic Project

Terri Lyne Carrington & Various Artists
[Concord Jazz]
Groove Notes Readers picked: Roseanna Vitro (The Music Of Randy Newman)

Best Jazz Instrumental Album



Corea, Clarke & White
[Concord Records]
Groove Notes Readers picked: Corea, Clarke & White (Forever)

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album


The Good Feeling

Christian McBride Big Band
[Mack Avenue Records]
Groove Notes Readers picked: Randy Brecker with DR Big Band (The Jazz Ballad Song Book)
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Jazz Grammy Winners

Here is a list of the winners from the 2010  Grammy Awards in jazz related categories:

Best Contemporary Jazz Album:

The Stanley Clarke Band

The Stanley Clarke Band
[Heads Up International]

Best Jazz Vocal Album:

Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee

Dee Dee Bridgewater

Best Improvised Jazz Solo:

A Change Is Gonna Come

Herbie Hancock, soloist
Track from: The Imagine Project
[Hancock Records]

Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group:

Moody 4B

James Moody
[IPO Recordings]

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album:

Mingus Big Band Live At Jazz Standard

Mingus Big Band
[Jazz Workshop, Inc./Jazz Standard]

Best Latin Jazz Album:

Chucho’s Steps

Chucho Valdés And The Afro-Cuban Messengers
[Four Quarters Entertainment]
Esperanza Spalding and Bobby McFerrin hosted the pre-telecast, doing a great skat with bass version of the Freedom Jazz Dance. Esperanza followed that up later that evening by winning Best New Artist of the Year.