How you can hear all the New Orleans artists nominated for the 2020 Grammys

Here's a list of our artists nominated and a sampling of their music.

by Mary Staes
November 21, 2019

Tank and the Bangas, among other New Orleans musicians and performers were nominated for a slew of categories in the 2020 Grammy Awards. Here’s a list of our artists nominated and a sampling of their music. The 62nd Grammy Award ceremony will be held on Jan. 26.

Tank And The Bangas

Best New Artist

Lucky Daye

Best R&B Performance & Best R&B Song – “Roll Some Mo”

Best Traditional R&B Performance – “Real Games”

Best R&B Album – “Painted”

P.J. Morton

Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Song – “Say So”

Best R&B Album – “Paul”

Rebirth Brass Band

Best Regional Roots Music Album – “Recorded Live At The 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival”

Wynton Marsalis

Best Contemporary Classical Composition –  “Marsalis: Violin Concerto in D Major”

Brandford Marsalis

Best Improvised Jazz Solo – “The Windup”

Best Jazz Instrumental Album – “The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul”

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album – “Ancestral Recall”

Ellen DeGeneres

Best Comedy Album – “Relatable”



And if you’re way excited to fill your ears with Grammy nominations, check out Melissa Aldana Quartet (nominated for Best Improvised Jazz Solo) playing this weekend at the CAC!

Mary Staes is Digital Content Lead for Very Local. She works with our freelancers and crafts content for our social media platforms and website. Before Very Local, she worked with CBS affiliate WWL-TV as a web producer and weekend assignment editor for about 4 years. She has also handled broadcast coverage for 160 Marine Reserve training facilities while she served as an active duty Marine. As a native New Orleanian, she takes being "very local" to heart. She loves being intertwined with the culture and figuring out how there are less than two degrees of separation between us all, whether...

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