Grammy Nominations

Frost faculty and alumni garner ten GRAMMY® award nominations

From left to right: Pat Metheny, Carmen Lundy, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, and Maria Schneider. Not pictured: Neal J. Avron, James K. Bass, and Jeremy A. Levy.
By UM News

From left to right: Pat Metheny, Carmen Lundy, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, and Maria Schneider. Not pictured: Neal J. Avron, James K. Bass, and Jeremy A. Levy.

Frost faculty and alumni garner ten GRAMMY® award nominations

By UM News
The Frost School of Music congratulates the GRAMMY® nominations for Maria Schneider, Neal J. Avron, B.M. ’87, James Kelly Bass, D.M.A. ’05, Jeremy Adam Levy, M.M. ’04, Carmen Lundy, B.M. ‘80, and Pat Metheny.

The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami congratulates its esteemed faculty and gifted alumni honored with GRAMMY® nominations announced on November 24th, 2020.

Maria Schneider, a five-time GRAMMY• Award winner, who serves as Artistic Director of the Frost School’s Henry Mancini Institute received two nominations in association with her latest release Data Lords, marking her 16th total nomination.  In 2004 Maria, who blazed the trail for crowdfunding recordings, made history receiving the first GRAMMY for an internet-only sales album. 
 
This marks the 11th nomination for Frost’s Studio Music and Jazz Lecturer, pianist/composer and producer Gonzalo Rubalcaba, who was nominated for Best Latin Jazz Album for Viento Y Tiempo -- Live at Blue Note Tokyo. Gonzalo has two GRAMMY• wins as the producer for Charlie Haden albums in 2001 and 2004. 
 
Frost alumni nominated this year exhibit incredible musical diversity.   Chorus Master James Kelly Bass (D.M.A. ’05), already a three-time nominee, received three nominations.  Neal J. Avron (B.M. ’87), a GRAMMY-winning mixer/producer who has worked with artists ranging from Twenty-One Pilots, Sara Bareilles, Fall Out Boy, and Linken Park was nominated for Best Musical Theater Album and Carmen Lundy (B.M. ’80)  for Best Jazz Vocal Album. Rounding out the list are Jeremy Adam Levy (B.M. 04) and Pat Metheny each in separate arranger categories. 
 
 “The consistent high achievements of Frost faculty and alumni each year is truly extraordinary and inspiring,” stated Dean Shelton G. Berg.  “Being acknowledged by your peers for excellence in recording is the ultimate reward in music.  I applaud and congratulate our 2021 class of GRAMMY Nominees.”
 
A complete list of the Frost School faculty and alumni nominees follows:

GONAZLO RUBALCABA, STUDIO MUSIC AND JAZZ LECTURER
*Best Latin Jazz Album Viento Y Tiempo -- Live at Blue Note Tokyo
(Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Aymee Nuviola)

MARIA SCHNEIDER, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR/HENRY MANCINI INSTITUTE
*Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album--Data Lords
*Best Instrumental Composition--Sputnik
 
NEAL J. AVRON, B.M. ’87 
* Best Musical Theater Album--Jagged Little Pill
 
JAMES KELLY BASS, D.M.A. ’05      
  *Best Engineered Album, Classical-- Danielpour: The Passion Of Yeshua
* Best Choral Performance--Danielpour: The Passion Of Yeshuah
        *Best Contemporary Classical Composition--Danielpour: The Passion Of Yeshua

JEREMY ADAM LEVY, M.M. ’04 
 *Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella--Uranus: The Magician
 
CARMEN LUNDY, B.M. ‘80,
*Best Jazz Vocal Album --Modern Ancestors


PAT METHENY
*Best Arrangement Instrumental & Vocals
 (Pat Metheny featuring Meshell Ndegeocello)
Alan Broadbant and Pat Metheny, arranger

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The 63rd GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network, Sunday, Jan. 31, at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.