Jon Batiste has received six nominations for the 66th annual Grammy Awards, including his second nod for album of the year.
The five-time Grammy winner’s latest recording World Music Radio is up for the Grammys’ biggest award, alongside albums by Taylor Swift, Janelle Monáe, Lana Del Rey, Miley Cyrus, Boygenius, Olivia Rodrigo, and SZA.
At the 64th Grammy Awards in 2022, Batiste’s We Are won the coveted title of album of the year. Now, he looks to repeat with the followup World Music Radio.
Batiste is also nominated for record of the year (“Worship”), song of the year (“Butterfly”), best jazz performance (“Movement 18′ (Heroes)”), best American roots performance (“Butterfly”), and best pop duo/group performance (for his guest feature on Lana Del Rey’s “Candy Necklace”).
Among the many other jazz musicians nominated for Grammys this coming year are Kurt Elling, Samara Joy, Lakecia Benjamin, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Kenny Barron, Hilario Durán, Billy Childs, Julian Lage, and Pat Metheny.
This year’s Grammy Awards include three new categories, including best alternative jazz album. The inaugural nominees are Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer, and Shahzad Ismaily’s Love in Exile; Cory Henry’s Live at the Piano; Kurt Elling and Charlie Hunter’s SuperBlue: The Iridescent Spree; Louis Cole’s Quality Over Opinion; and Meshell Ndegeocello’s The Omnichord Real Book.
The nominees for best jazz performance are Jon Batiste, Lakecia Benjamin, Adam Blackstone featuring the Baylor Project and Russell Ferranté, Fred Hersch and Esperanza Spalding, and Samara Joy.
The category of best vocal jazz album includes Patti Austin featuring Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, Fred Hersch and Esperanza Spalding, Gretchen Parlato and Lionel Loueke, Cécile McLorin Salvant, and Nicole Zuraitis.
The nominees for best jazz instrumental album are Kenny Barron, Lakecia Benjamin, Adam Blackstone, Billy Childs, and Pat Metheny.
The nominees for best large jazz ensemble album are ADDA Simfònica, Josep Vicent, and Emilio Solla; Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society; the Count Basie Orchestra, directed by Scotty Barnhart; Vince Mendoza and Metropole Orkest; and the Mingus Big Band.
The award for best Latin jazz album will go to Eliane Elias, Ivan Lins with the Tblisi Symphony Orchestra, the Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band, Luciana Souza and Trio Corrente, or Miguel Zenón & Luis Perdomo.
In other categories, Julian Lage and Bob James are nominated for best contemporary instrumental album. Robert Glasper is up for best R&B performance and best R&B song. Rubén Blades is nominated for best tropical Latin album. The trio of Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer and Shahzad Ismaily are nominated a second time for best global music performance. Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain and Edgar Meyer (featuring Rakesh Chaurasia) are nominated for three awards: best contemporary instrumental album, best global music performance, and best instrumental composition.
Hilario Durán and His Latin Jazz Big Band’s “I Remember Mingus” (featuring Paquito D’Rivera) is nominated for best arrangement, instrumental or a cappella.
The category of best arrangement, instruments and vocals, includes nominations for Cécile McLorin Salvant; Samara Joy; Maria Mendes featuring John Beasley and Metropole Orkest; Patti Austin featuring Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band; and säje featuring Jacob Collier.
The soul-blues duo The War and Treaty are nominated for best new artist.
Journalist and historian Ashley Kahn is nominated for best album notes for his work on John Coltrane and Eric Dolphy’s Evenings at the Village Gate: John Coltrane With Eric Dolphy.
Joni Mitchell is nominated for best folk album.
The category of best historical album includes a nomination for The Moaninest Moan of Them All: The Jazz Saxophone of Loren McMurray, 1920-1922.
The 66th annual Grammy Awards are scheduled to take place on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024, at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.
Check out the nominees in the jazz categories below, and see the full list of this year’s Grammy nominees at grammy.com.