The 54th Grammy Award Winners You Didn’t See on TV

When Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon accepted the Best New Artist award during the 54th Grammy Awards telecast, he offered a shout out to “all the non-nominees who have never been here and never will be here,” acknowledging all those music makers working outside the channels of the mainstream music industry who weren’t on display at Los Angeles’ Staples Center last night.

Indeed, though Milton Babbitt got his four seconds of Grammy love during the “In Memoriam” portion of Sunday’s CBS broadcast, even many of the artists who were recognized by the Academy received that acknowledgement away from the network’s cameras during a pre-telecast ceremony. Winners in 68 categories celebrated in the afternoon at the Los Angeles Convention Center, including:

Eighth Blackbird

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Best Opera Recording
John Adams: Doctor Atomic
Alan Gilbert, conductor; Meredith Arwady, Sasha Cooke, Richard Paul Fink, Gerald Finley, Thomas Glenn & Eric Owens; Jay David Saks, producer (Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; Metropolitan Opera Chorus)
[Sony Classical]

Best Choral Performance
Eric Whitacre: Light & Gold
Eric Whitacre, conductor (Christopher Glynn & Hila Plitmann; The King’s Singers, Laudibus, Pavão Quartet & The Eric Whitacre Singers)
[Decca]

Best Small Ensemble Performance
Steven Mackey: Lonely Motel – Music From Slide
Rinde Eckert & Steven Mackey; Eighth Blackbird
[Cedille Records]

Best Classical Instrumental Solo
Joseph Schwantner: Concerto For Percussion & Orchestra
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Christopher Lamb (Nashville Symphony)
Track from: Joseph Schwantner: Chasing Light
[Naxos]

Best Contemporary Classical Composition
Robert Aldridge: Elmer Gantry
Robert Aldridge & Herschel Garfein
[Naxos]

Best Improvised Jazz Solo
“500 Miles High”
Chick Corea, soloist
Track from: Forever (Corea, Clarke & White)
[Concord Records]

Best Jazz Vocal Album
The Mosaic Project
Terri Lyne Carrington & Various Artists
[Concord Jazz]

Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Forever
Corea, Clarke & White
[Concord Records]

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
The Good Feeling
Christian McBride Big Band
[Mack Avenue Records]

Best Instrumental Composition
“Life In Eleven”
Béla Fleck & Howard Levy, composers (Béla Fleck & The Flecktones)
Track from: Rocket Science
[eOne Music]

Best Engineered Album, Classical
Robert Aldridge: Elmer Gantry
Byeong-Joon Hwang & John Newton, engineers; Jesse Lewis, mastering engineer (William Boggs, Keith Phares, Patricia Risley, Vale Rideout, Frank Kelley, Heather Buck, Florentine Opera Chorus & Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra)
[Naxos]

Best Musical Theater Album
The Book Of Mormon
Josh Gad & Andrew Rannells, artists; Anne Garefino, Robert Lopez,
Stephen Oremus, Trey Parker, Scott Rudin & Matt Stone, producers; Robert Lopez, Trey Parker & Matt Stone, composers/lyricists (Original Broadway Cast)
[Ghostlight Records]

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media
The King’s Speech
Alexandre Desplat, composer
[Decca]

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