Frost Jazz Trumpet Professor Brian Lynch Receives GRAMMY® Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble

Frost Jazz Trumpet Professor Brian Lynch Receives GRAMMY® Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble

Professor Brian Lynch holding his GRAMMY® award by Robby Klein@RecordingAcad

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Professor Brian Lynch holding his GRAMMY® award by Robby Klein@RecordingAcad

Frost Jazz Trumpet Professor Brian Lynch Receives GRAMMY® Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble

By UM News
Frost's esteemed faculty member received a GRAMMY Award at the 62nd Annual GRAMMY® Awards on Sunday, January 26, 2020, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami is pleased to announce Brian Lynch, an esteemed member of our faculty received a GRAMMY® Award at the 62nd Annual GRAMMY® Awards, Sunday, January 26, 2020.
 
Honored in the category of Best Large Jazz Ensemble The Omni-American Book Club by the Brian Lynch Big Band features Frost students, faculty and alumni and was recorded in one of the school’s state-of-the-art recording studios, a true testament to the excellence that can be achieved studying at Frost.
 
Dean Shelton G. Berg stated: "Brian Lynch is one of the world’s greats as a jazz trumpeter, composer, and arranger and richly deserving of the GRAMMY® Award for his innovative, erudite, and most of all, highly artistic recording. In Omni-American Book Club we get the full value of Lynch's endlessly curious approach to life, imbued with his varied musical influences, from Afro-Cuban to Hard Bop. I couldn’t be prouder of Brian, and the fact that most of the personnel on this GRAMMY®-winning recording are Frost School of Music students, faculty, and alums and the project was recorded in one of the school's state-of-the-art studios. It is a fantastic achievement."
 
Professor Brian Lynch stated: "I am completely blown away and extremely gratified to have been awarded this honor and in such distinguished company! This GRAMMY® award for Best Jazz Large Ensemble Album is really an award for all of us here at Frost, for I could not have made this project without the help of everyone here in my Frost family. From the students, both alumni and current, and faculty that made up the majority of a recording ensemble second to none; to the state of the art facilities and staff at our Weeks Studio and the encouragement and support from all in our school, from the Dean on down; this album was truly 'Frost Built!' Thanks to everyone for making this possible.”
 
 
Additionally, we are proud to announce four Frost alumni also honored with a GRAMMY® Award this year:
 
Following is a complete list:
 
  • BEST LARGE JAZZ ENSEMBLEThe Omni-American Book Club-Brian Lynch Big Band
    • Brian Lynch, Professor, Department of Studio Music and Jazz
  • BEST CLASSICAL INSTRUMENTAL SOLO--Marsalis:  Violin Concerto Fiddle Dance Suite
    • Cristian Macelaru, B.M. ’03, Instrumental Performance
  • BEST LATIN POP ALBUM-- #El Disco--Alejandro Sanz
    • Julio Reyes Copello, M.M. '00, Media Writing & Production (Album   Producer)
    • Carlos Fernando Lopez, B.M. '12, Media Writing & Production, Current Graduate Student (Album Arranger, engineer)
    • Natalia Ramirez, M.A. '17, Presenting & Live Entertainment Management (Album Engineer)