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2008 Grammy Award for Latin Jazz

The Recording Academy will announce the 2008 Grammys Sunday, February 8, 2009.  The contenders for Best Latin Jazz album are the Caribbean Jazz Project, "Afro Bop Alliance"; Conrad Herwig, "The Latin Side of Wayne Shorter"; Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, "Song for Chico"; Nestor Torres, "Nouveau Latino"; and Pap Vazquez & The Mighty Pirates, "Marooned/Aislado".  Fritz Byers surveys the field.