Lydia Liebman Promotions is thrilled to celebrate its many clients and projects nominated for the 66th GRAMMY® Awards. Collectively, six albums from the LLP roster, released during the 2022-2023 GRAMMY® eligibility period, received eight nominations, while four artists LLP represents gained an additional four nominations.
Debuting as a GRAMMY® nominee this year, the illustrious saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin secured three nominations in the following categories: Best Jazz Instrumental Album for Phoenix (Whirlwind), Best Instrumental Composition for “Amerikkan Skin” and Best Jazz Performance for “Basquiat”. Renowned NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron scored his 13th career nomination for Best Jazz Instrumental Album for his acclaimed solo album, The Source (Artwork Records/[PIAS]). The exceptional musical pair of Gretchen Parlato and Lionel Loueke earned a nomination in the Best Jazz Vocal Album category for their album, Lean In (Edition). Simultaneously, the multi-talented virtuoso Nicole Zuraitis secured a nomination in the same category for her album How Love Begins (Outside In Music). Finally, in the category of Best Contemporary Instrumental Album, the innovative musical duo House of Waters (GroundUP) earned a nomination for their most recent release On Becoming, along with the esteemed saxophonist Ben Wendel, acclaimed for his new album, All One (Edition).
Lydia Liebman Promotions would also like to extend commendation to The Baylor Project, who celebrate their seventh career GRAMMY® nomination this year. The duo is featured on Adam Blackstone’s track “Vulnerable” which earned a nomination for Best Jazz Performance. Congratulations are extended as well to multi-instrumentalist Mehmet Sanlikol and drummer George Lernis, whose album A Gentleman from Istanbul secured a nomination for Best Engineered Album, arranger Charlie Rosen, nominated in the Best Musical Theater Album category for Some Like It Hot, and Emilio Solla, nominated for The Chick Corea Symphony Tribute – Ritmo in the Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album category.
These accolades, spanning both this year and prior seasons, stand as a testament to Lydia Liebman Promotions’ unwavering commitment and significant impact within the vibrant landscape of jazz and creative music. The 66th GRAMMY® Awards will take place at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 4, 2023, and will be broadcasted live on CBS and Paramount+. To view the full list of nominees, click here.
Lydia Liebman Promotions is one of the leading PR agencies in the jazz and creative music space. Operational since 2011, LLP has launched over 500 new albums, and has contributed to over 35 GRAMMY® nominations, and seven wins, to date.