Joyce DiDonato giving her acceptance speech for Best Classical Vocal Solo at yesterday's Grammy Awards.
KC natives Joyce DiDonato and Pat Metheny won Grammy awards Sunday afternoon. The awards were part of the Grammy Pre-Telecast, available on the web at grammy.com.
DiDonato won the Grammy for Best Classical Vocal Solo for her album Diva, Divo.
Metheny won his 19th Grammy (by my count, not confirmed) for his album “What’s It All About,” in the Best New Age Album category. This also is the fourth genre in which he’s won an award. The bulk of Metheny’s awards have been for jazz, but in addition to New Age, he’s won Grammys in rock and Americana.
Guitarist Pat Metheny has won 18 Grammy Awards, the most of any Kansas City-connected artist. Metheny grew up in Lee’s Summit, Mo., a suburb in the southeast part of the metropolitan area.
On Sunday’s Grammy Awards, he’s nominated for Best New Age Album, for What’s It All About.
Here’s a track from that album, a really nice version of the Beatles’ And I Love Her.
Nominations for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards were announced yesterday, and four nominees have ties to Kansas City.
Pat Metheny’s What’s It All About was nominated for Best New Age Album. Metheny grew up in Lee’s Summit, Mo., a suburb in the southeast part of the Kansas City area.
Vocalist Karrin Allyson was nominated for Best Jazz Vocal Album for ‘Round Midnight. Allyson was born in Great Bend, Kan., and lived in Kansas City during the 1990s.
In honor of the Grammy Awards on Sunday, Another Verse presents a breakdown on Grammy winners with a Kansas City-area connection.
As you might expect, KC Grammy winners are heavily weighted toward jazz. But there are winners in other categories, including rock, Broadway and folk.
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