Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo


Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo

The Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo has been awarded since 1959. Before 1979 the award title did not specify instrumental performances and was presented for instrumental or vocal performances. The award has had several minor name changes:

*In 1959 the award was known as Best Jazz Performance, Individual
*In 1960 it was awarded as Best Jazz Performance - Soloist
*From 1961 to 1971 the award was combined with the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group
*From 1972 to 1978 it was awarded as Best Jazz Performance by a Soloist
*From 1979 to 1988 it was awarded as Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Soloist
*From 1989 to 1990 it was awarded as Best Jazz Instrumental Performance Soloist (on a jazz recording)
*In 1991 it was awarded as Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Soloist
*Since 1992 it has been awarded as Best Jazz Instrumental Solo

Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were presented, for works released in the previous year.

2000s

*Grammy Awards of 2008
**Michael Brecker for "Anagram"
*Grammy Awards of 2007
**Michael Brecker for "Some Skunk Funk"
*Grammy Awards of 2006
**Sonny Rollins for "Why Was I Born?"
*Grammy Awards of 2005
**Herbie Hancock for "Speak Like a Child"
*Grammy Awards of 2004
**Chick Corea for "Matrix"
*Grammy Awards of 2003
**Herbie Hancock for "My Ship"
*Grammy Awards of 2002
**Michael Brecker for "Chan's Song"
*Grammy Awards of 2001
**Pat Metheny for "(Go) Get It"
*Grammy Awards of 2000
**Wayne Shorter for "In Walked Wayne"

1990s

*Grammy Awards of 1999
**Gary Burton & Chick Corea for "Rhumbata"
*Grammy Awards of 1998
**Doc Cheatham & Nicholas Payton for "Stardust"
*Grammy Awards of 1997
**Michael Brecker for "Cabin Fever"
*Grammy Awards of 1996
**Michael Brecker for "Impressions"
*Grammy Awards of 1995
**Benny Carter for "Prelude to a Kiss"
*Grammy Awards of 1994
**Joe Henderson for "Miles Ahead"
*Grammy Awards of 1993
**Joe Henderson for ""
*Grammy Awards of 1992
**Stan Getz for "I Remember You"
*Grammy Awards of 1991
**Oscar Peterson for "The Legendary Oscar Peterson Trio Live at the Blue Note"
*Grammy Awards of 1990
**Miles Davis for "Aura"

1980s

*Grammy Awards of 1989
**Michael Brecker for "Don't Try This at Home"
*Grammy Awards of 1988
**Dexter Gordon for "The Other Side of Round Midnight"
*Grammy Awards of 1987
**Miles Davis for "Tutu"
*Grammy Awards of 1986
**Wynton Marsalis for "Black Codes From the Underground"
*Grammy Awards of 1985
**Wynton Marsalis for "Hot House Flowers"
*Grammy Awards of 1984
**Wynton Marsalis for "Think of One"
*Grammy Awards of 1983
**Miles Davis for "We Want Miles"
*Grammy Awards of 1982
**John Coltrane for "Bye Bye Blackbird"
*Grammy Awards of 1981
**Bill Evans for "I Will Say Goodbye"
*Grammy Awards of 1980
**Oscar Peterson for "Jousts"

1970s

*Grammy Awards of 1979
**Oscar Peterson for "Montreaux '77 - Oscar Peterson Jam"
*Grammy Awards of 1978
**Oscar Peterson for "The Giants"
*Grammy Awards of 1977
**Count Basie for "Basie and Zoot"
*Grammy Awards of 1976
**Dizzy Gillespie for "Oscar Peterson and Dizzy Gillespie"
*Grammy Awards of 1975
**Charlie Parker for "First Recordings!"
*Grammy Awards of 1974
**Art Tatum for "God Is in the House"
*Grammy Awards of 1973
**Gary Burton for "Alone at Last"
*Grammy Awards of 1972
**Bill Evans for "The Bill Evans Album" performed by the Bill Evans Trio

1960s

*Grammy Awards of 1960
**Ella Fitzgerald for "Ella Swings Lightly"

1950s

*Grammy Awards of 1959
**Ella Fitzgerald for "Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook"


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