Renowned Pianist-Composer Chick Corea Wins Two Grammys

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February 10, 2013 – At the 55th Grammy Awards Ceremony, prolific award winner Chick Corea, who was competing against himself in two of the five categories he was nominated in, won in the improvised jazz solo category for "Hot House," from the album of the same name together with Gary Burton. The pianist also won the Grammy for instrumental composition for the song "Mozart Goes Dancing," also from "Hot House." Last year at the 54th Grammys, Chick also won two awards.

2013 Nominations (Bold names won award):

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

  • “Hot House” – Gary Burton & Chick Corea, soloists
  • Alice in Wonderland” – Chick Corea, soloist

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

  • Further Explorations – Chick Corea, Eddie Gomez & Paul Motian
  • Hot House – Chick Corea & Gary Burton

Best Instrumental Composition

  • “Mozart Goes Dancing” – Chick Corea, composer


Chick Corea - A prolific explorer of jazz and classical music; 2010 DownBeat Artist of the Year

A DownBeat Hall of Famer and NEA Jazz Master, 20-time Grammy winner, and undisputed keyboard virtuoso, Chick Corea has attained living legend status after four decades of unparalleled creativity and an artistic output that is simply staggering.

From straight ahead to avant-garde, bebop to fusion, children's songs to chamber music, along with some far-reaching forays into symphonic works, Chick has touched an astonishing number of musical bases in his illustrious career while maintaining a standard of excellence that is awe-inspiring. A tirelessly creative spirit, Chick continues to forge ahead, continually reinventing himself in the process.

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