Grammy Award for Best Original Jazz Composition

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The Grammy Award for Best Original Jazz Composition was awarded from 1961 to 1967. In 1961 the award was called the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Composition of More Than Five Minutes Duration. The award was presented to the composer of the music.

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

Year Composition Composer Performer
1961 Sketches of Spain Gil Evans & Miles Davis
1962 "African Waltz" Galt MacDermot Cannonball Adderley
1963 "Cast Your Fate to the Wind" Vince Guaraldi Vince Guaraldi Trio
1964 "Gravy Waltz" Steve Allen & Ray Brown Steve Allen
1965 "The Cat" Lalo Schifrin
1966 Jazz Suite on the Mass Texts Lalo Schifrin Paul Horn
1967 "In the Beginning God" Duke Ellington

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