Lamont Jazz Director nominated for multiple Grammys
Remy Le Boeuf, Lamont's new Director of Jazz & Commercial Music Studies, has been nominated for two Grammys in the 2023 awards season.
"Architecture of Storms," the second album from Le Boeuf's big band Assembly of Shadows, is nominated for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album. (Listen on Bandcamp.)
His arrangement of Bon Iver's "Minnesota, WI" (from "Architecture of Storms") garnered a nomination in the category of Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella. (Watch the music video on YouTube.)
The 2023 Grammy Awards will take place on February 5 at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.
Le Boeuf's music is rooted in the jazz tradition and overlaps into contemporary classical and indie-rock realms. He has worked with a range of collaborators including the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Linda Oh, HAIM, JACK Quartet, Dayna Stephens, Prefuse 73, and his identical twin brother Pascal, with whom he co-leads the experimental jazz quintet, Le Boeuf Brothers.
With his debut jazz orchestra release, Assembly of Shadows (2019), Le Boeuf established himself as a unique voice with a penchant for cinematic majesty and melody-driven themes. Hailed by the New York Times for his music’s “overwhelming beauty,” he quickly earned two Grammy nominations for Best Instrumental Composition & Best Arrangement the following year. In 2021, he released a complementary sequel, Architecture of Storms (2021), showcasing his acrobatic saxophone playing while exploring the diversity of his emotions and influences.
Le Boeuf's list of honors include commissions from Chamber Music America, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, and the Symphonic Jazz Orchestra, as well as 7 ASCAP Young Composer Awards, the BMI Foundation's Charlie Parker Jazz Composition Prize, the Sammy Nestico Award, and the Copland House Residency Award. He has received additional awards from the American Composers Forum, Jerome Foundation, Copland Fund, YoungArts, Cafe Royal Cultural Foundation, New York Youth Symphony, International Society of Jazz Arrangers and Composers, and Society of Composers.