While the title may be deceiving in this case, the first winner did not actually win a Grammy. Instead, Bruce Lundvall, longtime President of Blue Note Record Label, took home the 2011 Trustees Award at the Grammy Special Merit Awards Ceremony. Take a look at Lundvall’s acceptance speech here. While at Blue Note, Lundvall’s stable of musicians has included Willie Nelson, Dexter Gordon, Stan Getz, James Taylor, and Herbie Hancock among many others. Check out Herbie’s dedication to the man he respects very much here.
The Revivalist team would also like to extend congratulations to some of the winners that were not featured on TV including:
Jerry Peters, Kirk Whalum, & Lalah Hathaway for their song “It’s What I Do” which won the Grammy for “Best Gospel Song”
The Stanley Clarke Band for their album The Stanley Clarke Band which won the Grammy for “Best Contemporary Jazz Album”
Herbie Hancock for his track “A Change is Gonna Come” which won the Grammy for “Best Improvised Jazz Solo” and for his track “Imagine” which won “Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals”
The Mingus Big Band for their album Mingus Big Band which won the Grammy for “Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album”
Dawaun Parker for his production on Eminem’s Recovery which won the Grammy for “Best Rap Album”
Congratulations to all of the Grammy winners and nominees!