3 CMA Artists Honored at 2016 Grammy Awards

February 16, 2016

Civic Music is proud to present world-class artists and rising stars to Des Moines! At the 58th Grammy Awards, three artists presented by Civic Music were honored:

Cécile McLorin Salvant (2015/2016 Season)
2015 Best Jazz Vocal Album, For One to Love

Béla Fleck (2014/2015)
2015 Best Folk Album, Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn

Christian McBride (2012/2013)
2015 Best Improvised Jazz Solo

These three artists join the ranks of many, many other fantastic award-winners, many of which Civic Music has presented over the course of our 90 year history. Since 2010, CMA has presented 16 Grammy-winning artists, including the three listed above and the following:

1 – Gregory Porter (2015/2016)
2014 Best Jazz Vocal Album, Liquid Spirit

2 – Esperanza Spalding (2010/2011)
2011 Best New Artist (she beat out Justin Bieber and Drake!)

3 – Emerson String Quartet (2011/2012)
9 time Grammy Award winners

4 – Spanish Harlem Orchestra (2014/2015)
2 time Grammy Award winners

5 – Kurt Elling (2014/2015)
2009 Best Jazz Vocal Album, Dedicated to You

6 – Earl Klugh with Nnenna Freelon (2014/2015)
1981 Best Pop Instrumental Performance,  One on One

7 – Los Angeles Guitar Quartet (2014/2015)
2005 Best Classical Crossover CD, Guitar Heroes

8 – Turtle Island Quartet (2015/2016)
2 time Grammy Award winners

9 – Preservation Hall Jazz Band (2011/2012)
Performers on 2009 Grammy Winning Album Down in New Orleans by The Blind Boys of Alabama

10 – Poncho Sanchez & his Latin Jazz Band (2011/2012)
2000 Best Latin Jazz Album, Latin Soul

11 – Ninety Miles (2012/2013)
Trio featuring Grammy Winners Nicholas Payton and David Sanchez 

12 – Grammy Winning Collin Currie with the Miro Quartet (2012/2013)

13 – New York Voices (2013/2014)
1997 Best Large Jazz Ensemble Performance, Count Basie Orchestra with New York Voices Live at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild