Numerous AFM members were among those honored with nominations and awards at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards. Following is a list of Grammy winners who are AFM members and whose work is recorded on labels signatory to AFM agreements. The AFM celebrates all artists whose works are supported by AFM musicians, under AFM agreements.
Best Orchestral Performance: John Adams: City Noir,
St. Louis Symphony, all members of Local 2-197 (St. Louis, MO).
Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance: “In 27 Pieces,”
Hilary Hahn of Local 40-543 (Baltimore, MD) and Cory Smythe.
Best Classical Compendium: Partch: Plectra & Percussion Dances, Partch: Alison Bjorkedal and Nick Terry of Local 47 (Los Angeles, CA).
Best Contemporary Instrumental Album: Bass & Mandolin,
Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer, both of Local 257 (Nashville, TN).
Best Bluegrass Album: The Earls of Leicester, The Earls of Leicester:
Shawn Camp, Charlie Cushman, Jerry Douglas, Tim O’Brien,
Johnny Warren, and Barry Bales, all members of Local 257.
Best Improvised Jazz Solo: “Fingerprints,” track from Trilogy,
Chick Corea Trio: Chick Corea, Christian McBride, and Brian Blade,
all members of Local 802 (New York City).
Best Instrumental Album: Trilogy, Chick Corea Trio: Chick Corea,
Christian McBride, and Brian Blade, all members of Local 802.
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album: Life in the Bubble,
Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, all members of Local 47.
Best American Roots Performance: “A Feather’s Not a Bird,”
track from The River & The Thread, Rosanne Cash of Local 802.
Best Roots Song: “A Feather’s Not a Bird,” track from
The River & The Thread, Rosanne Cash of Local 802.
Best Americana Album: The River & The Thread, Rosanne Cash of Local 802.
Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals: New York Tendaberry,
featuring Renée Fleming and Yo-Yo Ma of Local 802.
Best Instrumental Composition: “The Book Thief,” track from The Book Thief soundtrack, composed by John Williams of Locals 47 and 9-535 (Boston, MA).
Best Comedy Album: Mandatory Fun, Weird Al Yankovic of Local 47.