Berklee's 2024 Alumni and Faculty Grammy Nominees: See the Full List

Nominees include esperanza spalding, Laufey, Arooj Aftab, Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway, Juan Luis Guerra, Julian Lage, Alex Lacamoire, Miguel Zenón, and many more.

November 13, 2023
Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway

Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway 

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The Recording Academy announced the nominees for the 66th annual Grammy Awards this week, and Berklee alumni, who have won more than 300 Grammys to date, have earned recognition across a number of categories. Below is a list of Berklee alumni and faculty who received Grammy nominations or contributed to Grammy-nominated projects.

Please note the list is subject to change as we receive updated information. If you or someone you know from the Berklee community received a Grammy nomination, please complete this form.

Record of the Year 

  • “Worship,” Jon Batiste 
    • Pete Nappi ’13, producer, engineer/mixer
  • “Not Strong Enough,” boygenius
    • Kaushlesh "Garry" Purohit P.D. ’16, engineer/mixer
    • Sarah Tudzin B.M. ’14, engineer/mixer
  • “Flowers,” Miley Cyrus
    • Brian Rajaratnam B.M. ’17, engineer/mixer
  • “On My Mama,” Victoria Monét
    • Jeff Gitelman B.M. ’03, producer

Album of the Year

  • World Music Radio, Jon Batiste 
    • Pete Nappi ’13, producer, engineer/mixer, songwriter
    • Andre Lindal ’04, songwriter
  • the record, boygenius
    • Kaushlesh "Garry" Purohit P.D. ’16, engineer/mixer
    • Sarah Tudzin B.M. ’14, engineer/mixer
  • Endless Summer Vacation, Miley Cyrus
    • Paul David Hager ’89, engineer/mixer
    • Brian Rajaratnam B.M. ’17, engineer/mixer
  • Midnights, Taylor Swift
    • Ken Lewis B.M. ’91, engineer/mixer
    • Jonathan Garcia B.M ’19, assistant engineer
  • GUTS, Olivia Rodrigo
    • Ryan Linvill B.M. ’16, engineer/mixer

Songwriter of the Year, Non-Classical

  • Justin Tranter ’01
    • “Gemini Moon,” Reneé Rapp
    • “Honey! (Are U Coming?),” Måneskin
    •  “I Want More,” Marisa Davila and the cast of Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies
    • “Jersey,” Baby Tate
    • “A Little Bit Happy,” TALK
    • “Pretty Girls,” Reneé Rapp
    • “River,” Miley Cyrus

Best R&B Song

  • “Angel,” Halle Bailey
    • Theron Feemster ’00, songwriter
  • “On My Mama,” Victoria Monét
    • Jeff Gitelman B.M. ’03, songwriter

Best Spoken Word Poetry Album

  • Grocery Shopping with My Mother, Kevin Powell
    • Ari Raskin P.D. ’00, recording/mixing/mastering

Best Jazz Performance

  • “But Not for Me”
    • esperanza spalding B.M. ’05, ’18H

Best Jazz Vocal Album

  • For Ella 2, Patti Austin featuring Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band
    • Patti Austin ’00H
    • Eric Marienthal ’79, saxophone
    • Mike Rocha B.M. ’10, trumpet
    • Jorge Velasco B.M. ’07, mix engineer
  • Alive at the Village Vanguard, Fred Hersch and esperanza spalding
    • esperanza spalding B.M. ’05, ’18H
  • Lean In, Gretchen Parlato and Lionel Loueke
    • Lionel Loueke P.D. ’00

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

  • Dynamic Maximum Tension, Darcy James Argue's Secret Society
    • Ingrid Jensen B.M. ’89, trumpet
    • Nadje Noordhuis (faculty), trumpet
  • Olympians, Vince Mendoza and Metropole Orkest
    • Federico Nathan (faculty)
  • The Charles Mingus Centennial Sessions, Mingus Big Band
    • Jack Walrath ’68, trumpet
    • Alex Terrier ’07, alto saxophone
    • Scott Robinson B.M. ’81, tenor saxophone
    • Lauren Sevian (faculty), baritone saxophone
    • Eric Mingus ’87, featured artist
    • Tommy Campbell ’79, drums
    • Dave Kikoski ’81, piano
    • Frank Basile P.D. ’94, baritone saxophone
    • Sarah Williams B.M ’09, assistant producer

Best Latin Jazz Album

  • Vox Humana, Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band
    • Bobby Sanabria B.M. ’79
  • Cometa, Luciana Souza and Trio Corrente
    • Luciana Souza B.M. ’88
  • El Arte Del Bolero Vol. 2, Miguel Zenón and Luis Perdomo
    • Miguel Zenón B.M. ’98
    • Luis Perdomo (faculty)
  • QuietudeEliane Elias
    • Pete Karam ’94, mix engineer
    • Rodrigo de Castro Lopes ’90, recording engineer

Best Alternative Jazz Album

  • Love in Exile, Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer, Shahzad Ismaily
    • Arooj Aftab B.M. ’10

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album  

  • Bewitched, Laufey
    • Laufey ’21
  • Holidays Around the World, Pentatonix
    • Matt Sallee B.M. ’19
  • To Steve With Love: Liz Callaway Celebrates Sondheim, Liz Callaway
    • Jakob Reinhardt B.M 15, engineer

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

  • On Becoming, House of Waters
    • Moto Fukushima P.D. ’02
  • The Layers, Julian Lage
    • Julian Lage A.D. ’09

Best Musical Theater Album

  • Kimberly Akimbo
    • Oscar Zambrano B.M. ’03, masterer
    • Recorded at the Power Station at Berklee NYC
  • Parade
    • Oscar Zambrano B.M. ’03, masterer
    • Matt Wong B.M ’18, guitar/banjo
    • Recorded at the Power Station at Berklee NYC
  • Shucked
    • Andrew Durand B.F.A. ’08, original cast
    • Recorded at the Power Station at Berklee NYC
  • Some Like It Hot
    • Charlie Rosen B.M. ’12, original cast
    • Oscar Zambrano B.M. ’03, masterer
    • Recorded at the Power Station at Berklee NYC
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
    • Alex Lacamoire B.M. ’95, producer
    • Tomina Parvanova Lyden B.M. ’09, harp
    • Mick Roby B.M ’17, engineer, mixer
    • Recorded at the Power Station at Berklee NYC

Best Bluegrass Album

  • City of Gold, Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway
    • Molly Tuttle A.D. ’14
    • Bronwyn Keith Hynes ’12, fiddle
    • Dom Leslie ’10, mandolin
    • Kyle Tuttle ’11, banjo
  • Radio John: Songs of John Hartford, Sam Bush
    • Donald Sundal Jr. ’90, recording engineer and tenor background vocalist on the song “In Tall Buildings”

Best Contemporary Blues Album

  • Healing Time, Ruthie Foster
    • Jett Galindo B.M. ’12, mastering engineer
    • Bryan Cook B.M ’98, mix engineer
    • Daniel Barrett ’99, producer
  • Live In London, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
    • DeShawn Alexander ’14, keyboard

Best Regional Roots Music Album

  • Too Much to Hold, New Orleans Nightcrawlers
    • Rick Trolsen B.M. ’80, trombone
    • Satoru Ohashi P.D. ’01, trumpet

Best Gospel Performance/Song

  • “Lord Do It for Me (Live)”
    • Sean Alexander P.D. ’09, keys

Best Latin Pop Album

  • La Neta, Pedro Capo
    • Diego Contento B.M. ’14, producer, songwriter, engineer
  • X Mí (Vol. 1), Gaby Moreno
    • Jett Galindo B.M. ’12, mastering engineer

Best Música Urbana Album

  • Data, Tainy
    • Berenice Gonzalo B.M. ’21, recording engineer

Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album

  • Vida Cotidiana, Juanes
    • Vago Galindo B.M. ’14, mix engineer
    • Tommy Torres B.M. ’93, composer
    • Rafael Restrepo B.M. ’11, management
    • Juan Luis Guerra ’82, composer
  • Leche De TigreDiamante Electrico
    • Daniel Bitran Arizpe B.M ’13, mix engineer
    • Juan Carlos Perez Vertti B.M ’12, recording, mixing
  • MARTÍNEZ, Cabra
    • Fabrice Dupont P.D. ’94, mix engineer

Best Música Mexicana Album

  • Amor Como En Las Películas de Antes, Lupita Infante
    • Victor Badillo B.M. ’22, producer, recording engineer, arranger
    • Marianna Matyja (student), cello for the track “El Amor Perfecto”
  • Motherflower, Flor De Toloache
    • Victor Badillo B.M. ’22, songwriter for the track “Bailando Penas” and cowriter of “Esta Ranchera”

Best Global Music Performance

  • “Shadow Forces,” Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer, and Shahzad Ismaily
    • Arooj Aftab B.M. ’10

Best African Music Performance

  • Water, Tyla

    • Olmo Zucca ’20, producer and writer

Best New Age, Ambient, or Chant Album

  • So She Howls, Carla Patullo
    • Carla Patullo B.M. ’01, M.M. ’13

Best Score Soundtrack for Video Games and Other Interactive Media

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II
    • Sarah Schachner B.M. ’07, composer
  • God of War: Ragnarok
    • Mick Roby B.M ’17, assistant score mixer
    • Sam Ewing 13, additional music
    • Bailey Gordon B.M. 18, scoring coordinator
    • Brian Claeys B.M. 18, assistant to composer
    • Dayna Ambrosio B.M. 20, tech assistant
    • Michael Engesser B.M. 10, tech assistant

Best Historical Album

  • Fragments—Time Out of Mind Sessions (1996-1997): The Bootleg Series, Vol. 17, Bob Dylan
    • Steve Berkowitz ’78, compilation producer
    • Jeff Rosen ’77, compilation producer

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

  • The Record, boygenius
    • Kaushlesh "Garry" Purohit B.M. ’16, engineer
    • Sarah Tudzin B.M. ’14, engineer

Best Engineered Album, Classical

  • The Blue Hour, Shara Nova and A Far Cry
    • Kyle Pyke B.M. ’10, M.M. ’14, engineer
    • John Weston B.M. ’88, engineer
  • Sanlikol: A Gentleman of Istanbul—Symphony for Strings, Percussion, Piano, Oud, Ney, and Tenor, Mehmet Ali Sanlikol, George Lernis, and A Far Cry
    • John Weston ’88, engineer
    • Mehmet Ali Sanlikol ’97, composer, performer

Best Immersive Audio Album

  • God of War Ragnarök (Original Soundtrack)
    • Kellogg Boynton ’03, immersive producer

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella

  • “Paint It Black,” Wednesday Addams
    • Esin Aydingoz B.M. ’17, arranger

Best Arrangement Instruments and Vocals

  • “April in Paris,” Patti Austin Featuring Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band
    • Jorge Velasco B.M. ’07, mix engineer
  • "Fenestra," Cécile McLorin Salvant
    • Godwin Louis B.M. ’08 (faculty), arranger
  • In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning,” säje Featuring Jacob Collier
    • Erin Bentlage B.M. ’14, arranger

Best Choral Performance

  • “The House of Belonging,” Miró Quartet; Conspirare
    • Craig Hella Johnson, conductor

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

  • Uncovered, Vol. 3: Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, William Grant Still and George Walker, Catalyst Quartet
    • Paul Laraia (faculty), viola

Best Classical Compendium

  • Passion For Bach And Coltrane, Alex Brown, Harlem Quartet, Imani Winds, Edward Perez, Neal Smith and A.B. Spellman
    • Neal Smith (faculty), percussion

Best Children’s Music Album

  • Hip Hope for Kids!, DJ Willy Wow
    • Mark Dannells ’89, coproducer, cosongwriter

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

  • Dream Box, Pat Metheny
    • Pete Karam ’94, mix and mastering engineer

The 66th annual Grammy Awards will take place on Sunday, February 4, 2024 at Arena in Los Angeles, and will air live on CBS and Paramount+ at 8:00 p.m. ET. Visit for the full list of nominations.