When combing through the list of nominees for The 58th GRAMMYs, you will find NINE Spoleto Festival USA artists/ensembles (past and present) in EIGHT different categories. FOUR of those nine artists/ensembles are nominated in more than one category. Congratulations to all nominees listed below!

The GRAMMYs air on Monday, February 15 at 8pm EST on CBS.


Best Jazz Vocal Album

  • “Many A New Day: KARRIN ALLYSON Sings Rodgers & Hammerstein”
  • “For One to Love” by CÉCILE MCLORIN SALVANT

CLICK HERE for tickets to see Cécile McLorin Salvant at Spoleto Festival USA.


Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

  • “Cuba: The Conversation Continues” by ARTURO O’FARRILL AND THE AFRO LATIN JAZZ ORCHESTRA

CLICK HERE for tickets to see Arturo O’Farrill and The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra at Spoleto Festival USA.


Best Instrumental Composition

  • “The Afro Latin Jazz Suite” by ARTURO O’FARRILL AND THE AFRO LATIN JAZZ ORCHESTRA featuring Rudresh Mahanthappa

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It just so happens that the two nominated artists from the Festival’s 2016 season are listed side by side in the ticket brochure. How fortuitous!

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Best American Roots Performance

  • “Julep” by PUNCH BROTHERS
  • “And Am I Born To Die” by BÉLA FLECK AND ABIGAIL WASHBURN
  • “See That My Grave is Kept Clean” by MAVIS STAPLES


Best American Roots Song

  • “Julep” by PUNCH BROTHERS
  • “The Traveling Kind” by EMMYLOU HARRIS AND RODNEY CROWELL


Best Americana Album

  • “The Traveling Kind” by EMMYLOU HARRIS AND RODNEY CROWELL
  • “The Phosphorescent Blues” by PUNCH BROTHERS


Best Folk Album

  • BÉLA FLECK AND ABIGAIL WASHBURN (self-titled album)
  • “Tomorrow Is My Turn” by RHIANNON GIDDENS


Best World Music Album

  • “Sings” by ANGELIQUE KIDJO