CLARINET GRAMMY AWARDS

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WINNERS OF THE CLARINET GRAMMY AWARDS ARE: Larry Combs, Eddie Daniels, Benny Goodman, Woody Herman, Artie Shaw and Richard Stoltzman.

These Grammy winning recordings include soloists, chamber and jazz. As you might imagine, the recordings that win Best Classical Performance, Best Orchestral Performance, Best Choral Performance, etc… nearly all had clarinetists in the ensembles. This list does not cover these categories.

This list holds names of clarinetists who primarily play clarinet. If you are wondering where names like Paquito D’Rivera are, try Grammy winning saxophonists who also play clarinet.

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CLARINET GRAMMY WINNERS

Best Album Notes -- Winner; 2004 Grammy Awards; The Complete Columbia Recordings of Woody Herman and His Orchestra & Woodchoppers (1945-1947) - Loren Scheonberg (Woody Herman & His Orchestra) Other albums by Herman

Lifetime Achievement Awards -- Winner; 2003 Grammy Awards; Artie Shaw Artie Shaw’s tunes…

Best Chamber Music Performance -- Winner; 1995 Grammy Awards; Emanuel Ax, piano; Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Richard Stoltzman, clarinet - Brahms, Beethoven, Mozart: Clarinet Trios

Best Chamber Music Performance -- Winner; 1994 Grammy Awards; Daniel Barenboim, piano; Dale Clevenger, horn; Larry Combs, clarinet; Daniele Damiano, bassoon; Hansjorg Schellenberger, oboe - Beethoven, Mozart: Quintets This Combs item not available on i-Tunes, here are other recordings of Mr. Combs

CLARINET GRAMMY AWARDS

Best Arrangement on an Instrumental -- Winner; 1988 Grammy Awards; Roger Kellaway - Memos from Paradise (Eddie Daniels) Hear the latest from Daniels and Kellaway here

Hall of Fame -- Winner; 1988 Grammy Awards; Bela Bartok, piano; Joseph Szigeti, violin; Benny Goodman, clarinet (1940) -- Bartok: Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet and Piano  

Lifetime Achievement Awards -- Winner; 1987 Grammy Awards; Woody Herman

Lifetime Achievement Awards -- Winner; 1986 Grammy Awards; Benny Goodman Benny Goodman classics

Best New Classical Artist – Winner; 1985 Grammy Awards; Chicago Pro Musica including clarinetist John Bruce Yeh, Stravinsky: L' Histoire Du Soldat (The Soldier's Tale - Suite) - (also) - Walton: Façade (An Instrumental Suite In The Original Scoring).

CLARINET GRAMMY AWARDS

Best Historical Album -- Winner; 1984 Grammy Awards; Big Band Jazz (Paul Whiteman, Fletcher Henderson, Chick Webb, Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, others)

Best Chamber Music Performance -- Winner; 1982 Grammy Awards; Richard Stoltzman, Richard Goode - Brahms: The Sonatas for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 120

Best Jazz Performance - Big Band -- Winner; 1974 Grammy Awards; Woody Herman - Thundering Herd

If I've missed any clarinetists who have won Grammy's, please contact me here.

THE CLARINETIST'S LIST OF GRAMMY NOMINEES

CLARINET GRAMMY AWARDS (NOMANEES)

Again, for a list of saxophonists/clarinetists nominated, go here.

Best Instrumental Soloists(s) Performance (with Orchestra) – Nominee; 2008; Simon Rattle, conductor; Sabine Meyer & Emmanuel Pahud (Berliner Philharmoniker) -- Nielsen: Clarinet & Flute Concertos

Best Historical Album – Nominee; 2004; The Complete Columbia Recordings of Woody Herman and His Orchestra & Woodchoppers (1945-1947) - Scott Wenzel (Woody Herman & His Orchestra)

Best Historical Album – Nominee; 2002; Artie Shaw: Self Portrait - Orrin Keepnews; Dennis Ferrante (Artie Shaw)

Best Album Notes – Nominee; 2002; Artie Shaw: Self Portrait - Artie Shaw (Artie Shaw)

Best Classical Crossover Album – Nominee; 2001; Paquito D’Rivera -- The Clarinetist Volume One

Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with Orchestra) – Nominee; 2000; Carter: Clarinet Concerto - Michael Collins, Oliver Knussen

Chamber Music Performance – Nominee; 1999; Hindemith: Quartet for Clarinet, Violin, Cello and Piano, etc - Boston Symphony

Best Chamber Music Performance – Nominee; 1994; Gyorgy Pauk, violin; Kalman Berkes, clarinet; Jeno Jando, piano - Bartok: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2: Contrasts

CLARINET GRAMMY AWARDS (NOMANEES)

Best Classical Performance - Instrumental Soloist(s) with Orchestra – Nominee; 1993; Richard Stoltzman, clarinet (Michael Tilson Thomas conducting the London Symphony) - Copland: Clarinet Concerto; Bernstein: Clarinet Sonata; Gershwin: 3 Preludes

Best Jazz Instrumental Performance - Individual or Group – Nominee; 1992; Eddie Daniels, Gary Burton - Benny Rides Again

Best Classical Performance - Instrumental Soloist(s) with Orchestra – Nominee; 1991; Stanley Drucker, clarinet (Leonard Bernstein conducting the New York Philharmonic) - Copland: Clarinet Concerto

Best Chamber Music or other Small Ensemble Performance – Nominee; 1990; Richard Stoltzman, clarinet; Richard Goode, piano; Lucy Chapman Stoltzman, violin - Bartok: Contrasts; Stravinksy: L'Histoire du Soldat - Suite; Ives: Largo; Songs

Best Classical Performance - Instrumental Soloist(s) with Orchestra – Nominee; 1989; David Shifrin, clarinet (Gerard Schwarz conducting the New York Chamber Symphony) - Copland: Clarinet Concerto

Best Jazz Instrumental Performance - Big Band – Nominee; 1988; Woody Herman's Thundering Herd – Ebony

Best Classical Performance - Instrumental Soloist(s) with Orchestra – Nominee; 1988; Gary Gray, clarinet (Harry Newstone conducting the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra) - The Art of Gary Gray (Copland: Clarinet Concerto; Lutoslawski: Dance Preludes for Clarinet and Orchestra; Arnold: Clarinet Concerto No. 1; etc)

Best Jazz Instrumental Performance - Big Band – Nominee; 1987; Woody Herman & His Big Band - Woody's Gold Star

Best Jazz Instrumental Performance - Two Nominees; one for Group and one for Soloist; 1987; Eddie Daniels - To Bird with Love

Best Jazz Instrumental Performance - Big Band – Nominee; 1986; Woody Herman & His Big Band - 50th Anniversary Tour

CLARINET GRAMMY AWARDS (NOMANEES)

Best Jazz Instrumental Performance - Big Band – Nominee; 1986; Benny Goodman & His Orchestra - Let's Dance

Best Chamber Music Performance – Nominee; 1986; Benny Goodman, Berkshire String Quartet, Fritz Maag, Leon Pammers - Benny Goodman: Private Collection

Best Jazz Instrumental Performance - Soloist – Nominee; 1986; Eddie Daniels – Breakthrough

Best Jazz Instrumental Performance - Big Band – Nominee; 1984; Woody Herman Big Band - World Class

Best Chamber Music Performance – Nominee; 1983; Nancy Allen and the Tokyo String Quarter with Ransom Wilson and David Shifrin - Ravel: Introduction and Allegro

Best Classical Performance - Instrumental Soloist(s) with Orchestra – Nominee; 1983; Richard Stoltzman (Schneider conducting the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra) - Weber: Concerto for Clarinet No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 73; Rossini: Theme and Variations for Clarinet and Orchestra; Mozart: Andante in C, K. 315

Best Jazz Instrumental Performance - Big Band – Nominee; 1982; Woody Herman Big Band - The Woody Herman Big Band Live at the Concord Jazz Festival 1981

Best Jazz Performance - Big Band – Nominee; 1977; Woody Herman - The 40th Anniversary, Carnegie Hall Concert

Best Chamber Music Performance - Instrumental or Vocal – Nominee; 1976; Tashi (Peter Serkin, Fred Sherry, Ida Kavafian, Richard Stoltzman) - Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time

Best Orchestra Performance – Nominee; 1958; Buddy Defranco - Cross Country Suite


CLARINET GRAMMY AWARDS (NOMANEES)

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