The Grammy Awards are finally back after being on hiatus due to COVID-19. The 64th Grammy Awards took place last night, Sunday, April 3, 2022, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Comedian and social commenter Trevor Noah hosted the Grammy Awards.

The very first Grammy Awards were held on May 4, 1959. It was actually held in two locations in two different cities - the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills and the Park Sheraton Hotel in New York City. Twenty-eight awards were presented at the first Grammys.

The Grammy Award is an award presented by the Recording Academy to recognize "Outstanding Achievement in the music industry" of the United States.

Silk Sonic, Doja Cat and Sza, Kanye and Jay Z, and Jazmine Sullivan were some of the big winners. You can check out the winners here.

As we congratulate all of the big winners from last night's awards, let's take a look at all of the Buffalo and Western New York natives who have won the prestigious award.


Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus
The Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus won a Grammy in 2021 for "Best Choral Performance" for their recording of "The Passion of Yeshua," by Richard Danielpour.

'The Passion of Yeshua' is a dramatic oratorio written by Danielpour, a schoolmate and longtime friend of [JoAnn] Falletta. It is the personal telling of the final hours of Christ on earth.


Walter Deas
Deas performs in Gary Clark Jr.'s band, playing the keyboard.  He met Clark in Austin after he moved there upon graduating from Buffalo’s Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts. Clark and his band won Grammys in 2020 for Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance for the song "This Land."

Gary Lee Clark Jr. is an American musician from Austin, Texas. He is best known for his fusion of blues, rock and soul music with elements of hip hop. ~ Wikipedia

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Amy Schroeder
Schroeder, who graduated from Amherst High School in 2002, is a violinist with the Attacca Quartet. The group won a Grammy in the chamber music/small ensemble performance category. Schroeder, a founding member of the group, has performed solo with the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Amherst Symphony, the Clarence Symphony, and the Greater Buffalo Youth Orchestra.


James Foye III
A 2009 Sweet Home High School graduate, who goes by Keyz, won a Grammy in 2019 for his work on Cardi B’s album “Invasion of Privacy.” Cardi won a Grammy for the Best Rap Album.

Michael Christie
Christie graduated from West Seneca East High School in 1992. He won a Grammy Award in 2019 for Best Opera Recording for his work on “Bates: The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs.”

JoAnn Falletta/Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Falletta is the music director of The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. She won her third Grammy Award in 2019,

For a recording of works by the American composer Kenneth Fuchs with the London Symphony Orchestra. ~ Buffalo News

Annie Stoll
Stoll, who is a native-Buffalonian won a Grammy for Best Box Set or Special Limited Edition Package in 2019 for her work on “Squeeze Box: The Complete Works of Weird Al Yankovic.”

Tom Hambridge
A Hamburg-native, Hambridge won a Grammy Award in 2019 for his work on Buddy Guy's "Blues Is Alive and Well," which won Best Traditional Blues Album. The win was his third Grammy Award.

Steve Gadd Band
Rochester -native and world-famous drummer Steve Gadd won a Grammy Award in 2019. He and his band won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Instrumental album. In 2018, Gadd was inducted into the Rochester Music Hall of Fame.


Nathan "Mick" Guzauski
Guzauski won the Latin Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album for his work on Jei Beibi, the eighth studio album by Mexican band Café Tacuba.


Kevin Camp
Kevin Camp, of Buffalo, who produces for the gospel group Israel & NewBreed, picked up a Grammy Award in 2016. The album Covered: Alive In Asia [Live], which was produced by Kevin, was named the Best Gospel Album of the Year.


Nathan "Mick" Guzauski
The Rochester-native won the Grammy Award for Best Progressive R&B Album for his work on Pharrell's album Girl.


Nathan "Mick" Guzauski
Guzauski won big in 2013, picking up the Grammy Awards for Album of the Year, Best Dance/Electronica Album, and Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical for his work on Daft Punk's Random Access Memories. He also won Grammy Award for Record of the Year for Daft Punk and Pharrell's single Get Lucky and the Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album for Steppin’ Out by Herb Alpert.


JoAnn Falletta/Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
In 2009, BPO music director JoAnn Falletta won two Grammy Awards,

Under Falletta's directorship, the BPO's recording program has focused on American composers for the Naxos label, including Frederick Converse, Charles Tomlinson Griffes, and contemporary compositions, including the first commercial recording of John Corigliano's Mr Tambourine Man which received two GRAMMY Awards in 2009.~ Wikipedia


Nathan "Mick" Guzauski
Guzauski won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album for J. J. Cale and Eric Clapton's collaborative studio album The Road To Escondido.


Nathan "Mick" Guzauski
Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical for EWric Clapton's Back Home.


Nathan "Mick" Guzauski
2004 was another big year for Guzauski. He won Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album, Latin Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Latin Grammy Award for Album of the Year, Latin Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, and Latin Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Album for his work on Alejandro Sanz's No Es lo Mismo album.


Brian Grunert
Buffalo-native Grunert won a Grammy Award for 'Best Recording Package' for the 'Evolve' album by singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco. He was also nominated for Grammys in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, and 2013.


Nathan "Mick" Guzauski
Guzauski won a Latin Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album for his work on Mexican singer Thalía sixth studio album Arrasando.


Rick James
Buffalo's superstar Rick James won a Grammy Award for Mc Hammer's hit 'U Can't Touch This,' which used Rick's smash 'Super Freak.' Hammer's version won the award for Best Rhythm and Blues Song, which was a bittersweet victory for Rick, since Super Freak was nominated for the award for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male in 1981, but didn't win. Outside of this vicarious win, Rick has not received any Grammy Awards for his own songs.


Chuck Mangione
The Rochester-native won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance in 1978 for Children Of Sanchez. He was also nominated for Record of the Year for his single Feels So Good and Best Instrumental Composition for Consuelo's Love Theme.


Chuck Mangione
In 1976, Mangione won the Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition for Bellavia. He was nominated for several other Grammys in previous years.

Honorable Mentions

Brian McKnight
Buffalo-born and bred singer Brian McKnight has received 17 Grammy nominations throughout the years, but has not won a single award.

Goo Goo Dolls
Led by Buffalo's own John Rzeznik, the Goo Goo Dolls have received three Grammy nominations, but have celebrated no wins.

Spyro Gyra
Spyro Gyra, which originated in Buffalo, was nominated 13 times. While Spyra received numerous nominations, they never won a Grammy.

The Western New York group was nominated in 1991 for the Grammy Award for Best Polka Album - When The Band Plays A Polka.

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