Awards

1991: PALME D’OR, Music Academy Paris, France

1991: BEST INSTRUMENTALIST and Keys

to the City, Lugano, Switzerland

1992: BEST PERFORMER AWARD for his album

SUITE 4y20, The Art Critics Association, Japan

1993: BEST PERFORMER AWARD for his album

RAPSODIA, The Art Critics Association, Japan

2001: GRAMMY- BEST LATIN JAZZ ALBUM for his album

NOCTURNE, National Academy of Recording Arts &

Sciences, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Producer

2001: LEADER CIRCLE LAUREATE, Leaders Circle of

the San Francisco Jazz Festival Organization

in recognition of his extraordinary contributions

2002: LATIN GRAMMY for his album TRIO, Latin Academy

of Recording Arts & Sciences

LATIN GRAMMY for his album SUPERNOVA, Latin

Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences

2004: GRAMMY- BEST LATIN JAZZ ALBUM for his album

LAND OF THE SUN, National Academy of

Recording Arts & Sciences, as Producer

2006: LATIN GRAMMY for his album SOLO, Latin

Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences,

Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Producer

2007: LATIN PRIDE NATIONAL AWARD , PREMIO A LA

EXCELENCIA

2008: VANGUARD AWARD from The ASCAP Foundation

for charting new directions in jazz.

2009: JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR for AVATAR,

Critic’s Choice (TOP 10 Best Jazz Albums).

 

GRAMMY NOMINATIONS:

1995: BEST JAZZ INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE

INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP for Rapsodia

 

1997: BEST JAZZ INSTRUMENTAL SOLO for Agua De Beber

2001: BEST LATIN JAZZ PERFORMANCE for Antiguo

2001: BEST JAZZ INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE

INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP for Inner Voyage

2002: BEST LATIN JAZZ ALBUM FOR Supernova

2002: BEST LATIN JAZZ ALBUM for Nocturno as Producer

2002:    BEST INSTRUMENTAL ARANGEMENT for En la Orilla

del Mundo

2002:    BEST INSTRUMENTAL COMPOSITION for Oren

2004: BEST LATIN JAZZ ALBUM  for Land of The Sun

as producer

 

LATIN GRAMMY NOMINATIONS:

2002: MEJOR INTERPRETATION DE JAZZ por Supernova

2005: MEJOR ALBUM INSTRUMENTAL por Paseo

2006: MEJOR ALBUM DE JAZZ LATINO por Solo

2007: MEJOR ALBUM TROPICAL TRADICIONAL por

Con el Permiso de Bola

2008: MEJOR ALBUM INSTRUMENTAL por Avatar

 

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