Grammy Noms for Juilliard Musicians


Editor's note: Special congrats to winners Christian McBride, Augustin Hadelich, Nora Kroll-Rosenberg, and Isabel Leonard!

Marshall Gilkes Album Cover

Jazz alum Marshall Gilkes garnered two Grammy nominations for the album Köln, which he recorded with the WDR big band. 


Hip-hop phenom Kendrick Lamar may have dominated with his 11 nominations, but Juilliard was well-represented among this year’s Grammy nominees. The awards ceremony takes place on February 15. Marshall Gilkes (BM ’07, Artist Diploma ’09, jazz studies) got two nods for his Köln (Alternate Side Records), which he recorded with the WDR Big Band. It was nominated for best large jazz ensemble album and the track “Vesper” was nominated for best instrumental composition. Christian McBride (’90, double bass) was nominated for best improvised jazz solo in “Cherokee,” a track from his eponymous trio’s Live at the Village Vanguard (Mack Avenue Records). And Jahaan Sweet (BM ’15, jazz studies) produced several tracks on Kehlani’s You Should Be Here (Tsunami Mob/Atlantic), which was nominated for best urban contemporary album.

Augustin Hadelich’s (Graduate Diploma ’05, Artist Diploma ’07, violin) recording of Dutilleux’s Violin Concerto L’arbre des songes was nominated for best classical instrumental solo and the disc was also nominated for best engineered classical album. Nora Kroll-Rosenberg (BM '01, MM '03, composition) was one of the engineers on Ask Your Mama, which was nominated for best engineered classical album. Ursula Oppens (MS ’67, piano) was also nominated for best classical instrumental solo for her recording of Frederic Rzewski’s The People United Will Never Be Defeated! (Cedille). Isabel Leonard (BM ’04, MM ’06, voice) sings the role of the Child on the recent Decca Classics release of Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges, which was nominated for best opera recording. Faculty member Cho-Liang Lin (Pre-College ’77; Diploma ’81, violin) performs Joan Tower’s Stroke, which was nominated for best contemporary classical composition. Congratulations and best of luck to them all—and to all the other members of the Juilliard community who were involved with this year’s Grammy nominees! For a complete list, visit grammy.com.

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