UNT alumni and faculty nominated for Grammy Awards

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 14:25
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DENTON (UNT), Texas — Nineteen alumni and faculty from the University of North Texas have earned nominations or collaborated on projects nominated in the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards.

From Album of the Year to Best Instrumental Composition, UNT faculty and alumni were recognized across 12 categories in the nominations announced Nov. 23. Six nominations alone went to projects from alumnus and bass player Daniel Foose, who collaborated with Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga.

Over the years, alumni, faculty and staff from the globally respected College of Music have worked on numerous Grammy-nominated and Grammy-winning projects. Seven nominations have gone to students, composers and arrangers in UNT’s premier jazz ensemble, the One O’Clock Lab Band, in previous years.

“It is thrilling to see the tradition of Grammy nominations continue this year with such a wonderful and diverse group of nominees from our UNT College of Music,” said College of Music Dean John W. Richmond. “The Grammys are among the most coveted and impactful awards in all of professional music. That our alumni and our faculty are under consideration once again is a testament to the abiding, uncompromising commitment to excellence we embrace here.”

Alumni and faculty from across UNT colleges and schools were nominated or part of projects nominated in the 2022 awards (people with UNT ties in bold):

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga — “Love For Sale”
    • Alumnus Daniel Foose (bass)

BEST CHILDREN’S MUSIC ALBUM

  • Luck Diaz and The Family Jam Band — “Crayon Kids”
    • Alumnus Eric J. Morones (saxophone)

BEST CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM

  • Mark Lettieri — "Deep: The Baritone Sessions, Vol. 2”
    • Alumni Justin Stanton, Shaun Martin and Wes Stephenson

BEST COUNTRY DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE

  • Alumna Maren Morris — “Chasing After You”

BEST COUNTRY SOUNG

  • Alumna Maren Morris — “Better Than We Found It”

BEST ENGINEERED ALBUM, NON-CLASSICAL

  • Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga — “Love For Sale”
    • Alumnus Daniel Foose (bass)

BEST LARGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE ALBUM

  • The Count Basie Orchestra — “Live at Birdland!”
    • Alumni Aaron Lington (arranger), Doug Lawrence (tenor saxophone) and Frank Greene (lead trumpet)

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

  • Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga — “I Get a Kick Out of You”
    • Alumnus Daniel Foose (bass)

BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE

  • Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga — “I Get a Kick Out of You”
    • Alumnus Daniel Foose (bass)

BEST TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM

  • Alumna Norah Jones — “Til We Meet Again”
  • Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga — “Love For Sale”
    • Alumnus Daniel Foose (bass)

BEST INSTRUMENTAL COMPOSITION

  • Alumnus Lyle Mays (posthumously) — “Eberhard”
  • Alumnus Gary Eckert (vocals) — “Eberhard”
  • College of Music faculty member Rosana Eckert (vocals) — “Eberhard”

RECORD OF THE YEAR

  • Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga — “I Get a Kick Out of You”
    • Alumnus Daniel Foose (bass)

Winners will be named in the 64th GRAMMY Awards airing Jan. 31 on CBS.

 

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