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 Awards, Grammy Winners 2021

Grammys 2020Since 1959, the Grammy Awards (presented by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences) have been one of the major events in the global record-industry year; held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, the 63rd annual ceremony last night was a typically star-studded affair (albeit without an in-person audience due to coronavirus restrictions), with live performances from artists including Taylor Swift, Cardi B, and Megan Thee Stallion.

Winners in the jazz categories included a double posthumous win for Chick Corea, and his Trio recording with Brian Blade and Christian McBride. Kurt Elling, and Arturo O' Farrill also won awards, and although British wunderkind Jacob Collier didn't win the overall best album prize, he did win the award for Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals for the song 'He Won't Hold You', featuring Rapsody, from his album Djesse Vol. 3. And as we like a bit of reggae here in the jazz department we've included another posthumous award that went to Toots and The Maytals for Got to be Tough, who won the Best Reggae Album.

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Best Improvised Jazz Solo & Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Chick Corea Trio

Available Formats: 2 CDs, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC, Hi-Res+ FLAC

Best Jazz Vocal Album

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Available Format: Vinyl Record

Best Latin Jazz Album

Arturo O' Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

Available Format: CD

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals

Jacob Collier

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Jacob Collier

Available Format: Vinyl Record

Best Reggae Album

Toots and The Maytals

Available Format: CD