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Best Improvised Jazz Solo

The Eye Of The Hurricane”: Kenny Barron from “Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio”
“Fingerprints”: Chick Corea from “Trilogy”
“You & The Night & The Music”: Fred Hersch from “Floating”
“Recorda Me”: Joe Lovano from “The Latin Side Of Joe Henderson”
“Sleeping Giant”: Brad Mehldau from: “Mehliana: Taming The Dragon”

Best Jazz Vocal Album
“Map To The Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro”: Billy Childs and Various Artists
“I Wanna Be Evil”: René Marie
“Live In NYC”: Gretchen Parlato
“Beautiful Life”: Dianne Reeves
“Paris Sessions”: Tierney Sutton

Best Jazz Instrumental Album
“Landmarks”: Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band
“Trilogy”: Chick Corea Trio
“Floating”: Fred Hersch Trio
“Enjoy The View”: Bobby Hutcherson, David Sanborn, Joey DeFrancesco featuring Billy Hart
“All Rise – A Joyful Elegy For Fats Waller”: Jason Moran

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
“The L.A. Treasures Project”: Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
“Life In The Bubble”: Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band
“Quiet Pride – The Elizabeth Catlett Project”: Rufus Reid
“Live – I Hear The Sound”: Archie Shepp Attica Blues Orchestra
“OverTime – Music Of Bob Brookmeyer”: Vanguard Jazz Orchestra

Best Latin Jazz Album
“The Latin Side Of Joe Henderson”: Conrad Herwig featuring Joe Lovano
“The Pedrito Martinez Group”: Pedrito Martinez Group
“The Offense Of The Drum”: Arturo O'Farrill and The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
“Second Half”; Emilio Solla Y La Inestable De Brooklyn
“New Throned King”: Yosvany Terry

Best Blues Album
“Common Ground – Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin Play And Sing The Songs Of Big Bill Broonzy”: Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin
“Promise Of A Brand New Day”: Ruthie Foster
“Juke Joint Chapel:”: Charlie Musselwhite
“Decisions”: Bobby Rush with Blinddog Smokin'
“Step Back”: Johnny Winter