Grammy Congratulations to John Clayton and Paquito D’Rivera

Last night was a strong night for jazz at the Grammys. Herbie Hancock took honors for Album of the Year, and two Jazz Port Townsend artists took home statues as well.

Congratulations to artistic director John Clayton, who won a Grammy for Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s): "I’m Gonna Live Till I Die," John Clayton, arranger (Queen Latifah).

…and kudos to Paquito D’Rivera, whose quintet scored a Grammy for Latin Jazz Album: ‘Funk Tango.’