Three VERY awesome artists!!!
– Esperanza Spalding, who notably beat out Justin Bieber for Best New Artist, and a great sound in jazz to boot. YES!
– Lalah Hathaway, and
– Kirk Whalum!
I am so happy for them. Three, count ’em, three jazz musicians, all of whom veritable powerhouses, and one of whom a fresh face on Best New Artist! I am stoked! :D