Melissa Aldana, Christian McBride, Bokanté, Joshua Redman, Branford Marsalis Among 2020 Grammy Award Nominees

The Recording Academy announced nominees for the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards. Congratulations to
Music Works International touring artists Melissa Aldana, Christian McBride, Bokanté, Joshua Redman, and Brandford Marsalis for their nominations.

The ceremony will be televised live on Sunday, January 26 on CBS at 8pm ET; Alicia Keys returns as host.


Best Improvised Jazz Solo

“Elsewhere,” Melissa Aldana, soloist

“Sozinho,” Randy Brecker, soloist

“Tomorrow Is the Question,” Julian Lage, soloist

“The Windup,” Branford Marsalis, soloist

“Sightseeing,” Christian McBride, soloist


Best Jazz Instrumental Album

In the Key of the Universe, Joey DeFrancesco

The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul, Branford Marsalis Quartet

Christian McBride’s New Jawn, Christian McBride

Finding Gabriel, Brad Mehldau

Come What May, Joshua Redman Quartet


Best World Music Album

Gece, Altin Gün

What Heat, Bokanté & Metropole Orkest Conducted By Jules Buckley

African Giant, Burna Boy

Fanm D’Ayiti, Nathalie Joachim With Spektral Quartet

Celia, Angelique Kidjo


Best Instrumental Composition

“Begin Again,” Fred Hersch, composer (Fred Hersch & The WDR Big Band Conducted By Vince Mendoza)

“Crucible for Crisis,” Brian Lynch, composer (Brian Lynch Big Band)

“Love, A Beautiful Force,” Vince Mendoza, composer (Vince Mendoza, Terell Stafford, Dick Oatts & Temple University Studio Orchestra)

“Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Symphonic Suite,” John Williams, composer (John Williams)

“Walkin’ Funny,” Christian McBride, composer (Christian McBride)


For full list, visit Billboard.com