Jazz Earns 2014 Grammy Nods

Continuing what has become an annual ritual, several alumni and faculty members from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music were nominated for six Grammy Awards this year.

Former student Robert Glasper, who won a Grammy Award for Best R&B album for his LP, Black Radio, in 2013, was nominated in that category again this year for his latest record, Black Radio 2. He also scored a nod in the Best Traditional R&B Performance for “Jesus Children” featuring Lalah Hathaway and Malcolm Jamal Warner.

Moving right along, faculty member Yosvany Terry is up for the award for Best Latin Jazz Album for his LP, New Throned King, while alum Brad Mehldau has been nominated for Best Improvised Jazz Solo for “Sleeping Giant,” a song off his latest album, Mehliana: Taming The Dragon.

In addition, alum Greg Kurstin got a nod in the Producer of The Year: Non-Classical category for his work on a bevy of recordings, including Sia’s “Chandelier,” Katy Perry’s “Double Rainbow” and Kelly Clarkson’s “Wrapped In Red.”

The 57th Grammys will air Sunday Feb. 8 at 8 pm on CBS.

Check out the video for “Calls” (featuring Jill Scott) from Black Radio 2: