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At a time when Hispanics are the dominant minority in the United States, The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences has decided to eliminate the Latin Jazz category. This list is posted in solidarity with those who demand that the category be reinstated.

Fabian Almazan

Michel Camilo
Mano A Mano

Oscar Perez / Nuevo Comienzo
Afropean Affair
(Chandra Records)

Miguel Zenon
Alma Adentro
(Marsalis Music)

Gonzalo Rubalcaba
(5Passion Records)

Jerry Gonzalez
Y el Comando de La Clave
(Sunnyside Communications)

Pablo Aslan
Piazzolla in Brooklyn
(Soundbrush Records)

Bobby Sanabria/Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra
Tito Puente Masterworks Live!!!
(Jazzheads Records)

Eliane Elias
Light My Fire
(Concord Music Group)

T.K. Blue
Latin Bird
( (Motéma Music)

Mark Weinstein
El Cumbanchero
(Jazzheads Records)

Terence Blanchard / Poncho Sanchez
Chano y Dizzy
(Concord Music Group)

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