The nominations have been revealed for the 2017 Grammy Awards, and while the Hop has not presented Beyoncé, who leads the pack with a whopping nine nominations, we can boast a fair number of past and future Hop artists in the running. Below is a list so you can root for the home team on Sunday, February 19, when the Grammy Awards air live on CBS at 8 p.m. ET.
Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
When You Wish Upon A Star, by Bill Frisell (last at the Hop in 2015). Label: Okeh Records.
Best Alternative Music Album; Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
Blackstar, by David Bowie. Label: Columbia Records. Jazz composer and bandleader Maria Schneider (at the Hop last spring) collaborated on the track Sue (Or in a Season of Crime).
Best Improvised Jazz Solo
In Movement, Ravi Coltrane (last at the Hop in 2015), soloist. Track from: In Movement (Jack DeJohnette, Ravi Coltrane & Matthew Garrison). Label: ECM
I Concentrate On You, Brad Mehldau (coming to the Hop this April), soloist. Track from: Blues And Ballads (Brad Mehldau Trio). Label: Nonesuch.
Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Nearness, by Joshua Redman (last at the Hop 2015) & Brad Mehldau (coming to the Hop this April). Label: Nonesuch.
Best Latin Jazz Album
Tribute To Irakere: Live In Marciac, by Chucho Valdés (last at the Hop in 2010). Label: Jazz Village.
Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album
Buenaventura, by La Santa Cecilia (at the Hop in 2015). Label: Universal Music Latin Entertainment.
Best Folk Album
Factory Girl, by Rhiannon Giddens (last at the Hop in 2010). Label: Nonesuch Records Inc.
Best World Music Album
Sing Me Home, by Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble (the ensemble is coming to the Hop this January in Layla and Majnun). Label: Masterworks.
Best Comedy Album
Boyish Girl Interrupted, by Tig Notaro (at the Hop in 2015). Label: Secretly Canadian.
Best Classical Solo Vocal Album
Shakespeare Songs, by Ian Bostridge (at the Hop earlier this fall); Antonio Pappano, accompanist (Michael Collins, Elizabeth Kenny, Lawrence Power & Adam Walker). Label: Warner Classics.