Raucous, over the top, controversial, glamorous.. words that are frequently used to describe The Grammy Awards and 2015’s show delivered as it always does. Outstanding performances were delivered by all of the evening’s Artists and winners.
What do you get when you have Ed Sheeran, John Mayer, Herbie Hancock and Questlove on stage together? Magic… With Questlove holding it down as only he can, they delivered a captivating version of “Thinking Out Loud”.
Jeff Lynn’s ELO, with Donovan Hepburn delighted audience members with “Mr. Blue Eyes” and “Evil Woman”, particularly Paul McCartney who was standing in the crowd and clearly singing along.
Annie Lennox, backed by Michael Baker and Hozier, backed by Rory Doyle delivered a soulful medley of his “Take Me to Church” and “I Put a Spell on You”.
Eric Church, with Craig Wright on drums, conveyed a seriousness of purpose in “Give Me Back My Hometown” with images of revolutions and protests flashed on the screen behind the band.
Taking position on a small stage in the middle of the crowd in the Staples Center, Juanes, with Waldo Madera on drums, made history with the show’s first performance in Spanish in 10 years. The Columbian rocker had the crowd on their feet with his Grammy nominated “Juntos”.
The endearing and unlikely pairing of Tony Bennett and Lady GaGa brought a touch of old school class to music’s biggest night with their duet of the Irving Berlin classic, “Cheek to Cheek” with Harold Jones keeping toes tapping at the Staples Center and at home.
Congratulations to all the performers and winners at the 57th Grammy Awards. For a full list of Nominees and winners as well as performances, go to www.grammy.com. We would like to congratulate Zildjian Artists who won in the following categories:
BEST TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM:
Cheek to Cheek – Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga (Paul Francis/Harold Jones)
BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE:
Lazaretto – Jack White (Carla Azar & Patrick Keeler)
BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM:
St Vincent (Matt Johnson)
BEST R&B PERFORMANCE:
Drunk in Love – Beyonce (Venzella Joy)
Best Traditional R&B Performance
Robert Glasper Experiment (Mark Colenburg)
Best Country Duo/Group Performance
The Band Perry (Boone Daughdrill)
Best Country Song
I’m Not Gonna Miss You – Glen Campbell (Hal Blaine)
Best Improvised Jazz Solo
Fingerprints – Chick Corea Trio (Jeff Ballard)
Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Chick Corea Trio (Jeff Ballard)
Best Latin Jazz Album
The Offense Of The Drum
Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra (Vince Cherico)
– See more at: http://zildjian.com/News-Events/2015/2/2015-Grammy-Awards