Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement

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The Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement has been awarded since 1963. The award is presented to the arranger(s) of the music. Only songs or tracks are eligible, no longer works (e.g. albums). The performing artist does not receive a Grammy, except if he/she is also the arranger.

There have been several minor changes to the name of the award:

  • From 1963 to 1981 the award was known as Best Instrumental Arrangement
  • From 1982 to 1983 it was awarded as Best Arrangement on an Instrumental Recording
  • From 1984 to 1994 it was awarded as Best Arrangement on an Instrumental
  • From 1995 to 2014 it was again awarded as Best Instrumental Arrangement
  • From 2015 it will be awarded as Best Arrangement, Instrumental Or A Cappella, which will from then on also include vocal arrangements.[1]

Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were presented, for works released in the previous year.

2010s[edit]

Nominees

  • Kim Richmond for Invitation, performed by The Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra
  • Chuck Owen for Side Hikes - A Ridge Away, performed by Chuck Owen & The Jazz Surge
  • Nan Schwartz for Skylark, performed by Amy Dickson
  • Gil Goldstein for Wild Beauty, performed by the Brussels Jazz Orchestra featuring Joe Lovano

Nominees

Nominees (artists names, followed by album title, in parentheses)

2000s[edit]

1990s[edit]

1980s[edit]

1970s[edit]

1960s[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grammy.com, 12 June 2014