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February 12, 2007

Grammy Awards Handed Out Last Night

Written by
cindy mcleod

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Grammy Awards Winners

The Dixie Chicks trio from Texas were the top winners at the 2007 Grammys, capturing five honors and the top three awards: record, song and album of the year, only the second time in Grammy history that a country-oriented album has won the honor.

Other multiple winners include Mary J. Blige, who took home Grammys for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Song, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers who collected four awards.

Before the telecast began, Nova Scotia’s Gordie Sampson grabbed Grammy glory for Canada, picking up the country’s sole prize for best country song for “Jesus Take the Wheel” at an afternoon ceremony.

WINNERS IN THE JAZZ & BLUES CATEGORIES 2007:

Contemporary Jazz Album: The Hidden Land – Bela Fleck & the Flecktones

Best Jazz Vocal Album: Turned to Blue Nancy Wilson

Best Jazz Instrumental Solo: Some Skunk Funk Michael Brecker

Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group: The Ultimate Adventure Chick Corea

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album: Some Skunk Funk Randy Brecker with Michael Brecker, Jim Beard, Will Lee, Peter Erskine, Marcio Doctor & Vince Mendoza conduction the WDR Big Band Köln

Best Latin Jazz Album: Simpatico The Brian Lynch/Eddie Palmieri Project

Best Traditional Blues Album: Risin’ With the Blues Ike Turner

Best Contemporary Blues Album: After the Rain Irma Thomas

Pop Collaboration With Vocals: For Once in My LifeTony Bennett and Stevie Wonder.

Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Duets: an American Classic Tony Bennett.

Pop Instrumental Performance: Mornin’ George Benson (& Al Jarreau).

Traditional R&B Vocal Performance: God Bless the ChildGeorge Benson and Al Jarreau featuring Jill Scott.

Instrumental Arrangement: Three Ghouls, Chick Corea, arranger (Chick Corea), from “The Ultimate Adventure.”

Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s): For Once in My LifeJorge Calandrelli, arranger (Tony Bennett and Stevie Wonder), from “Duets: an American Classic.”

Latin Jazz Album: Simpatico the Brian Lynch/Eddie Palmieri Project.

for complete listings visit www.grammy.com

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