MO earns two Grammy Award nominations
Metropole Orkest has earned two Grammy Award nominations for collaborations in 2018/2019. The orchetsra is nominated for Best World Music Album for ‘What Heat’, the album that it recorded with world music super group Bokanté. Michael League – band leader of Bokanté – and Metropole Orkest first worked together on the Grammy Award winning ‘Sylva’ (with his other band Snarky Puppy). Michael League: “Metropole Orkest is my absolute favorite symphonic ensemble in the world for playing contemporary popular music. Their versatility is unmatched and they’re a genuine pleasure to work with.”
Next to this already prestigious nomination the orchestra is also proud of the nomination for its role in the song ‘All Night Long’ from the album Djesse Vol. 1 with Jacob Collier. The multi-instrumentalist joined Metropole Orkest in their studio in Hilversum to record the album after previous collaborations at the BBC Proms and North Sea Jazz. Jacob: “I couldn’t think of a better orchestra to do this with. To actually play this music with them and craft it together, that’s special.”
Jan Geert Vierkant, managing director of the Metropole Orkest: “It is an unprecedented achievement of the Metropole Orkest to once more earn Grammy nominations. It confirms the leading position of the Metropole Orkest in the international music industry. The projects of the orchestra stand out because of their artistic quality and the connection of music styles and music cultures. We are proud that our position as global ambassador for the Dutch cultural sector is once again confirmed.”
The Metropole Orkest has been nominated for a Grammy Award eightteen times previously and won 3. ‘The world’s leading pop & jazz orchestra’ received a Grammy in 2016 for the album ‘Sylva’ with Snarky Puppy and was nominated last year with singer/guitarist Raul Mídon for ‘Best Vocal Jazz Album’.
The Grammy Award show takes place on 26 January 2020 in Los Angeles.
Published: Wednesday November 20 2019