ATLANTA—With awards season now in full force, the School of Music is pleased to announce that jazz studies artist-in-residence David Sánchez has received a 2020 GRAMMY® award nomination for “Carib” in the Best Latin Jazz Album category. The prestigious honor, presented by the Recording Academy, marks Sánchez’s seventh GRAMMY® nomination with a win in 1997 for “Habana” as Best Latin Jazz Performance.
“Carib” showcases David Sánchez’s mix of mainstream jazz and Pan-African influences with original compositions inspired by melodies and rhythms coming from the Afro Puerto Rican and Haitian tradition. The album features traditional music from these two islands and highlights the similarities at their cultural intersection. Last fall, Sánchez presented a preview concert of “Carib” to a sold-out audience for School of Music’s Signature Series of events.
Sánchez, recognized around the world as one of the finest saxophonists of his generation, has extensive knowledge of both jazz and Latin music, and the traditions that mold them. Recently, radio host Virginia Prescott of NPR’s “On Second Thought” interviewed Sánchez for an in-depth discussion about his introduction to jazz music and the African diaspora, as well as his music residency at Georgia State. Listen here.
Billed as Music’s Biggest Night, the winners for the 62nd GRAMMY® Awards ceremony will be announced on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020.
(Lead photo credit: Daniela Murillo)