British Columbia’s Michael Bublé, Tobias Jesso Jr., Cellar Music Group and Kris Davis take home 2023 Grammy Awards. North Vancouver’s Tobias Jesso Jr., selected as one of Rolling Stone magazine’s 20 biggest breakouts of 2015, took home his first Grammy for songwriter of the year, non-classical, recognizing creators who penned some of the year’s standout pop tunes.
First noticed for his co-writes with Adele on her album 25, Jesso Jr. has worked with a who’s who of chart-topping acts, including Shawn Mendes, John Legend, Florence and the Machine and Harry Styles. He co-wrote Styles’ hit Boyfriends, from Album the Year Harry’s House.
Michael Bublé won best traditional pop vocal album for his most recent record, Higher. This was the singer’s fourth win, and second in this category. A Grammy favourite, Bublé has been nominated nine times.
Cellar Jazz Group, the Vancouver-based label run by saxophonist Cory Weeds, achieved a first-time win for a Canadian jazz label at the Grammys. The Generation Gap Orchestra won for best large ensemble jazz album category.
Vancouver-born, New York-based jazz pianist and owner of Pyroclastic Records, Kris Davis, won for best jazz instrumental album. See the complete list of winners here.