Jon Batiste to sing for Macron at Biden’s 1st state dinner

Batiste will be adding White House entertainer to an already long list of roles.

2023 Grammy Nominees Announced: Classical, Jazz, Soundtrack, and More

The Recording Academy announced its 2023 Grammy nominations on November 15, 2022.

Jon Batiste leaves Stephen Colbert’s The Late Show

After winning multiple Grammys this year, Jon Batiste is moving on after a seven-year run backing up host Stephen Colbert as bandleader of “The Late Show”.

U2, George Clooney, Amy Grant among Kennedy Center honorees

Eight-time Grammy-winning singer Gladys Knight and acclaimed Cuban-born American composer Tania León are also among the honorees.

From the end of the world to your town, Elton John’s goodbye

John has five Grammys, as well as a Tony for Aida. His “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” in The Lion King motion picture has been heard by millions of children.

Grammys add new categories, including songwriter of the year

The Recording Academy has created a social change song award and five new categories, including songwriter of the year.

Meet Jon Batiste, new Grammy winner with plenty going on

The recording artist, bandleader, musical director, film composer, museum creative director, and scion of New Orleans musical royalty won five Grammys on Sunday.

Grammys 2022: See All the Classical+ Nominees (And Winners)

The 64th Grammy Awards will occur on Sunday, April 3 in Las Vegas. Here are the categories, nominees, and eventually, winners, for the classical, jazz, and world music fields.

Opera film ‘Soldier Songs’ about war trauma heads to Grammys

An hour-long piece for baritone and orchestral septet, the work depicts with unrelenting intensity the horrors of war and the PTSD faced by many returning veterans.

Grammy Awards Move Ceremony to Las Vegas Site in Early April

The awards will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 3.

Grammys Postpone Ceremony, Citing Omicron Variant Risks

The upcoming Grammy Awards have been postponed due to what organizers called “too many risks” due to the omicron variant. The ceremony had been scheduled for Jan. 31st in Los Angeles with a live audience and performances.

Chicago Classical Music Makes A Strong Showing at 2021 Grammy Nominations

It’s another great year for the city’s classical music community with Chicago-born and based artists, producers, and engineers receiving recognition.

Al Schmitt, Grammy winning engineer and producer, dead at 91

Twenty-time Grammy winner Al Schmitt worked with everyone from Sam Cooke to Steely Dan to Frank Sinatra.

2021 Grammys: Classical Music Nominees and Winners

It’s been a strange, difficult year for the music world, which is all the more reason to celebrate musical excellence.

What Not To Miss This Grammys Week… According To An Academy Member

Grammy Week is typically an in-person series of events exclusive to Recording Academy members and invitees. However, this year, much of the week’s proceedings will be open to the public via streaming.

Grammy Awards shift to March due to pandemic conditions

The 2021 Grammy Awards will no longer take place this month in Los Angeles and will broadcast in March due to a recent surge in coronavirus cases and deaths.

Recording Academy fires ousted CEO, citing investigations

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Recording Academy says it has fired Deborah Dugan, its former president who questioned the integrity of the Grammy Awards nominations process and complained of sexual harassment and a toxic culture. The academy said Monday the decision was reached after “two exhaustive, costly independent investigations” of Dugan. She had been on administrative leave since mid-January, when …

2020 Grammys: Nominated Artists Featured on WFMT

WFMT has been lucky enough to share conversations and interviews with many of the 2020 Grammy-nominated artists. Here are all the features with the conductors, composers, and musicians who have been recognized by the Recording Academy.

2020 Grammys: Chicago Flutist Nathalie Joachim Slated to Present at Premiere Ceremony 

Ahead of Grammy weekend, a local look at the Chicago-area nominees and hosts!

2020 Grammys: Classical Music Nominees and Winners

“Music’s biggest night” is right around the corner, and the classical music community has a lot to look forward to at the 2020 Grammys.

Grammy Nominations Announced with Nods for Third Coast Percussion and Cedille Records

The 2020 Grammy Nominations were announced this morning, and several members of the Chicago classical community received recognition as nominees.

A First-Time Nominee Takes Us Behind the Scenes at Grammy Week

My recap of the 61st Grammy Awards is especially exciting because I attended Music’s Biggest Night not only as a member, but also as a nominee! Engineer Bill Maylone and I received a nomination in the category of Best Engineered Album, Classical for Liquid Melancholy: Clarinet Music of James Stephenson released on the Cedille label and featuring clarinetist John Bruce …

Classical Music Grammy Award Winners: 2019

On February 10, some of the biggest names in the music industry convened at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles. R&B and soul singer Alicia Keys hosted the ceremony, as winners were announced in 30 fields and 84 categories. Here are the nominees and winners for the classical music categories.

WFMT Audio Engineer Mary Mazurek Nominated for a Grammy Award

If you’ve ever listened to a live broadcast on WFMT, chances are you’ve heard Mary Mazurek’s work. Since beginning at WFMT in 1993, Mary has come to engineer for the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts, Live from WFMT, Impromptu, and more. She’s worked with leading artists ranging from Yo-Yo Ma to the Kronos Quartet. And now, she’s received her first …

6 Things You Might Not Know About the Grammys (From a Member of the Recording Academy)

Did you know that Grammy Awards are made with a special metal alloy called Grammium?