The Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences announced among the nominees to the 20th Latin Grammy Awards, considered the most influential recognitions in the Latin music industry, several Cuban artists, including pianist and composer Chucho Valdes.
Irakere's award-winning founder is competing in the Best Latin Jazz Album/Jazz category for his record Jazz Bata 2, produced by Mack Avenue Music Group, after an active year on the music stage, according to Cubadebate website.
For its part, the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra, which celebrates this year the 60th anniversary of its founding, led by Enrique Perez Mesa, is nominated the section of Best Classical Music Album by its studio work ¨Cuba: The Legacy. ¨
Another nice surprise was the addition to this edition of the Latin Grammy of the phonogram Saxofones Live Sessions, by Cuban Sax Quintet, produced by the Cuban Music Recording and Editions Company (EGREM), in the Best Instrumental Album category.
With this album, the occasional joining of five of the greatest saxophone masters in the country succeeded in winning a Cubadisco Grand Prize, and three more awards in the Instrumental Music, Making Of and Sound Design sections at the Cubadisco 2019 International Music Fair.
In addition, Cubans Yelsy Heredia and Aymee Nuviola compete in Best Traditional Tropical Album, the first for her studio work Lo Nuestro (" Ours"), produced by Bis Music Records; and the latter for A Journey Through Cuban Music, by Top Stop Music Records.
The Awards Ceremony will be held next November 14th at the MGM Grand Garden, in Las Vegas, USA.