[JPL] NARAS Slashes Grammy Categories From 109 to 78 / Jazz Loses 2 Awards - Best Latin & Best Contemporary Jazz Albums

Jae Sinnett jaejazz at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 6 16:19:41 EDT 2011

Hmmm...perhaps another sign that the grim reaper has it's hand on the smooth 
jazz door knob. 

Jae Sinnett

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Greetings Group...

NARAS has just announced they have slashed the number of categories getting 
awards next year from 109 to 78 and Jazz lost 2 categories = "Best Contemporary 
Jazz Album" and "Best Latin Jazz Album."

Below is a comparison of the Old versus the New I found at the NARAS website.

JAZZ FIELD - OLD            
Best Contemporary Jazz Album    
Best Jazz Vocal Album            
Best Improvised Jazz Solo        
Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual Or Group    
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album    
Best Latin Jazz Album    

Best Improvised Jazz Solo
Best Jazz Vocal Album
Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Here's a link to the page comparing the entire field for the 53rd versus the 
54th annual awards.


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