The 64th Grammy Awards took place on Sunday, April 27 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Philadelphia was present.
Three Philadelphians and the Philadelphia Orchestra got the prized statuette during the 2022 Grammy Awards ceremony.
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With Summer of Soul, a 2021 documentary film on the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, Ahmir Khalib Thompson, also known as Questlove, received his 6th Grammy Award (out of 17 nominations) in the Best Music Film category. It was his first time as a film director.
Thompson was born in January 1971 in Philadelphia and is a musician, songwriter, disc jockey, record producer, music journalist, author, actor, and film director.
What a life https://t.co/8Lu88GIZzs
— Questo (@questlove) April 4, 2022
Jazmine Sullivan, a 34-year-old vocalist from Philly, won two Grammy Awards. Her first extended play, Heaux Tales, was released on January 8, 2021. She also received the Best R&B Performance trophy for her single Pick Up Your Feelings.
This song garnered two nominations for Best R&B Song and Best R&B Performance, the latter of which it won in a tie with Silk Sonic’s Leave the Door Open.
I hope I’m just a testimony of God’s love & grace for us. I want these wins to be personal for YOU! This Is the season for the underdog, the overlooked. It’s time to WIN! Thank you all for the love. I feel it & will do my best to reflect it back to you. ❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/w7pTTKxMCE
— Jazmine Sullivan (@jsullivanmusic) April 5, 2022
Jazz and orchestras awarded
Christian McBride, a Philadelphia-based jazz bassist, composer, and arranger, earned his 8th Grammy Award (out of 15 nominations) for the studio album For Jimmy, Wes, and Oliver, which he released in September 2020 with his big band.
Jimmy Smith, Wes Montgomery, and Oliver Nelson are the jazz musicians honored on the CD.
McBride was born on May 31, 1972, in Philadelphia. He attended the Juilliard School and graduated from the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts.
#8 feels great! 😊🏆 pic.twitter.com/Gusw0tf6NH
— Christian McBride (@mcbridesworld) April 4, 2022
The Philadelphia Orchestra and music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin won the 2022 Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance for their recording of Florence Price‘s First and Third Symphonies. Florence Price was the first Black woman to have a symphonic composition premiered by a major American orchestra, and this CD honors her work. The Philadelphia Orchestra receives its first trophy.
The Philadelphia Orchestra is one of the “Big Five” orchestras in the United States. Its headquarters are in the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, where Verizon Hall hosts over 130 subscription performances each year.
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