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Latin Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album

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Country  United States
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Category of  Latin Grammy Award
First awarded  2000
Instituted  2000
Latin Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album
Awarded for  quality albums in the Latin jazz music genre
Presented by  Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences
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Winners & Nominees  Cuba: The Conversation ContinuesMotéma Music - Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, Cuba: The Conversation Continues, Winner, Jobim Jazz Ao VivoBiscoito Fino - Mario Adnet, Jobim Jazz Ao Vivo, Nominee, Big BandCarrera Quinta - Carrera Quinta, Big Band, Nominee, Between BrothersRaul Agraz - OA2 Records, Between Brothers, Nominee, Tropical InfinitoAntonio Adolfo - AAM Music, Tropical Infinito, Nominee, Jazz Meets the ClassicsPaquito D'Rivera - Sunnyside Records - Paquito Records, Jazz Meets the Classics, Winner, Jazzeando (Instrumental)The Orchard - Eddie Fernández, Jazzeando (Instrumental), Nominee, I Make You Want to MoveGiovanni Hidalgo - Jose Valentino - The Latin Jazz Ensemble -, I Make You Want to Move, Nominee, Negroni Piano + 9Sony Music Latin - Jose Negroni, Negroni Piano + 9, Nominee, Ayer y HoyIván ‘Melón’ Lewis - Cezanne Producciones, Ayer y Hoy, Nominee, The VigilChick Corea - Concord Jazz - Stretch Records, The Vigil, Winner, Song for MauraPaquito D'Rivera - Trio Corrente - Sunnyside Records -, Song for Maura, Winner, The Offense Of The DrumMotéma Music - Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, The Offense Of The Drum, Nominee, 3rd ElementLuisito Quintero - Redlouis Events Inc, 3rd Element, Nominee, NormasJuan Garcia-Herreros - Inner Circle Music, Normas, Nominee, What's Up?Michel Camilo - Okeh Records - Sony Music Latin -, What's Up?, Winner, Grand Piano LiveChucho Valdés - Music Roots Records, Grand Piano Live, Nominee, Live In HollywoodConcord Picante - Poncho Sanchez and His Latin Jazz Band, Live In Hollywood, Nominee, On the WayNegroni's Trio - AA Records, On the Way, Nominee, Border-FreeJazz Village - Chucho Valdés & the Afro-Cuban Messengers - Comanche Music, Border-Free, Nominee, ¡Ritmo!Brent Fischer - The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band - Clavo Records, ¡Ritmo!, Nominee, Dear Diz (Every Day I Think Of You)Arturo Sandoval, Dear Diz (Every Day I Think Of You), Winner, = Chano Y Dizzy!Poncho Sanchez - Terence Blanchard, = Chano Y Dizzy!, Nominee, Jerry González y El Comando De La ClaveJerry González - El Comando De La Clave, Jerry González y El Comando De La Clave, Nominee, Live In ChicagoChucho Valdés, Live In Chicago, Nominee, TempoTania Maria, Tempo, Nominee

The Latin Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album is an honor presented annually at the Latin Grammy Awards, a ceremony that recognizes excellence and creates a wider awareness of cultural diversity and contributions of Latin recording artists in the United States and internationally. The award has been given to artists since the 1st Latin Grammy Awards in 2000 for vocal or instrumental albums containing more than half of its playing time of newly recorded material in Spanish or Portuguese. Latin jazz is a mixture of musical genres, including Afro-Caribbean and Pan-American rhythms with the harmonic structure of jazz.

The award was first presented as a tie between Michel Camilo and Tomatito for Spain and Paquito D'Rivera for Tropicana Nights. D'Rivera holds the record for most wins as performer in this category, with six (including one awarded as the Paquito D'Rivera Quintet) out of eight nominations. Bebo Valdés won the award twice for albums which also earned the Grammy Award: Bebo de Cuba received the Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album accolade in 2005, while Juntos Para Siempre, by Bebo and Chucho Valdés won for Latin Jazz Album in 2010. Bebo and Chucho Valdés, Camilo, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, and Arturo Sandoval have twice been awarded. In 2012, the award was given to Sandoval for the album Dear Diz (Every Day I Think of You), which was also nominated for Album of the Year. Since its inception, the award has been presented to musicians or ensembles originating from Brazil, Cuba, Dominican Republic, United States, and Spain.

Winners and nominees

^[I] Each year is linked to the article about the Latin Grammy Awards held that year.
^[II] The name of the performer and the nominated album.


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