A majority of the Grammy Awards will be given out this afternoon starting at 1:00pm during the pre-telecast. This includes all of the jazz and classical awards.

Excerpt from The Seattle Times preview …

The Northwest has always been a hotbed of jazz. This year, there are two jazz nominees from the area. Seattle guitarist Bill Frisell is up for Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group for “History, Mystery.” (In 2005, he won Best Contemporary Jazz Album for his album “Unspeakable.”) Also, Chris Walden — on Seattle-based jazz and classical label Origin Records — is nominated for Best Orchestral Performance and Best Classical Contemporary Composition for “Symphony No. 1: The Four Elements.”

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