From Doja Cat to Mel Brooks: This Year’s Jewish Grammy Nominees

JTA — This year’s list of Jewish Grammy nominees offers a little something for everyone.

The nominees for the 2023 Grammy Awards, announced Tuesday, include Jewish celebrities from the worlds of pop and rap, but also Jewish musicians and writers in classical music and other less popular genres.

Here is the full list:

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Jack Antonoffa graduate of a Jewish day school in New Jersey, has become one of the most coveted producers and songwriters in pop music, thanks to his work with artists such as Taylor Swift and Lorde.

Doja Catthe Jewish rapper and pop star, is up for five awards, including Record of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Music Video, for her song “Woman”.

Mel Brookswhich still has the wind in its sails at 96 years old, is nominated in the category of the best audiobook for All About Me! My Remarkable Life in Show Business (“All About Me! My Remarkable Life in Show Business”).

James Ginsburgson of the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an acclaimed classical music producer and record label owner, is up for the award for Best Classical Producer of the Year.

Hans Zimmerthe prolific composer of blockbuster films, winner of four Grammys (and two Oscars), is nominated in the category of best soundtrack for his work on Top Gun: Maverick.

Randy Rainbowthe musical comedian who often parodies political figures, is nominated for Best Comedy Album for “A Little Brains, A Little Talent.”

Tony Kushner, the playwright who through his collaborations with Steven Spielberg has become one of Hollywood’s most prominent Jewish screenwriters, is nominated for Best Musical Album for the 2003 revival of the musical which he co-wrote with Jeanine Tesori, “Caroline, or Change”. The show features an array of songs, from spirituals to Motown to klezmer. The soundtrack to the remake of Spielberg and Kushner’s “West Side Story” is also nominated in the compilation category.

Flora Purima Brazilian and Jewish icon of jazz and world music, known for having recorded and collaborated with big names such as Chick Corea and Dizzy Gillespie, is nominated in the category “Best Latin Jazz Album” for “If You Will”. , his first solo album in over ten years.

Dan Auerbach, the frontman of rock duo The Black Keys, is nominated in the same category as Antonoff for his production work outside his band. Auerbach’s father is Jewish, and the rocker said earlier this year that he had lost several family members in the Holocaust. The Black Keys are up for two separate awards, including Best Rock Album for their latest album, “Dropout Boogie.”

The 65th Grammy Awards will take place on February 5, in Los Angeles, and will be broadcast on CBS.

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From Doja Cat to Mel Brooks: This Year’s Jewish Grammy Nominees