While a quarter of a century has passed since John Williams was shown any love by the Academy for Schindler’s List, the Grammy’s have displayed better taste, giving the maestro another well-deserved Grammy (he has won 24 Grammy Awards, seven BAFTA Awards, five Oscars, four Golden Globe Awards and has had 52 Academy Award nominations, second only to Walt Disney), this time for the Galaxy’s Edge Symphonic Suite.
“Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Symphonic Suite” — John Williams, composer (John Williams) (WINNER)
“Begin Again” — Fred Hersch, composer (Fred Hersch & The WDR Big Band Conducted By Vince Mendoza)
“Crucible For Crisis” — Brian Lynch, composer (Brian Lynch Big Band)
“Love, A Beautiful Force” — Vince Mendoza, composer (Vince Mendoza, Terell Stafford, Dick Oatts & Temple University Studio Orchestra)
“Walkin’ Funny” — Christian McBride, composer (Christian McBride)