Michel Camilo


Michel Camilo - What's Up?To be released worldwide on 11/16/17more

Michel Camilo - What's Up?Nominated for the Latin Grammy Award for Best Intrumental Album! more

Michel Camilo - What's Up?Camilo wins Latin GRAMMY for Best Latin Jazz Album! more


Honors and Awards

  • Latin GRAMMY Award for What’s Up?—“Best Latin Jazz Album"
  • Appointed as 2009-2010 “Jazz Creative Director Chair” for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra
  • GRAMMY Award for Live at the Blue Note-- "Best Latin Jazz Album"
  • Latin GRAMMY Award for Rhapsody In Blue-- “Best Classical Album”
  • Latin GRAMMY Award for Spain with Flamenco guitarist Tomatito-- "Best Latin Jazz Album"
  • EMMY Award for The Goodwill Games Theme-- “Outstanding Individual Achievement in Musical Composition/Direction”
  • GRAMMY Nomination for Spirit of the Moment-- "Best Latin Jazz Album"
  • GRAMMY Nomination for Spain Again with Flamenco guitarist Tomatito-- "Best Latin Jazz Album"
  • GRAMMY Nomination for Triangulo--"Best Jazz Instrumental Album"
  • GRAMMY Nomination for Hands of Rhythm with percussionist Giovanni Hidalgo-- "Best Latin Jazz Album"
  • IX PREMIOS DE LA MUSICA Award for “Spain Again” with Tomatito – “Best Jazz Album”
  • III PREMIOS DE LA MUSICA Award for “Lorquiana-Poemas” – “Best Arranger”
  • Jazz Journalists Association Nomination for Triangulo– “Best Latin Jazz Album”
  • Billboard Latin Music Awards Nomination for Triangulo– “Best Latin Jazz Album”
  • Honored in 2008 by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in New York City-- “Outstanding Dominican-American”
  • Honored at the 1992 Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Festival
  • International Jazz Award from the Clearwater Jazz Festival
  • Knight of the Heraldic Order of Christopher Columbus from the Dominican Government
  • Silver Cross of the Order of Duarte, Sanchez & Mella from the Dominican Government
  • Orden al Mérito Ciudadano from the Dominican Consulate in New York City
  • CASANDRA Awards – “Best Artist Residing Abroad”, “Best Classical Composer” and “Best Classical Performer”
  • SOBERANO Award – by the Dominican Journalists Association
  • 2004 Artist of the Year— by JazzWeek
  • Composition Grant from Meet The Composer
  • NYSCA Composition Grant from New York State Council for the Arts
  • National Symphony Orchestra commissioned his Piano Concerto No. 1
  • Tenerife Auditorium commissioned his “Piano Concerto No. 2 - Tenerife”
  • Katia and Marielle Labèque commissioned his Rhapsody for Two Pianos and Symphony Orchestra
  • National Symphony Orchestra commissioned his Tango for Ten Pianos
  • Michel Camilo Piano Scholarship, created by The Duke Ellington School of the Arts
  • Berklee College of Music-- Honorary Doctorate in Music
  • Michel Camilo Scholarship, created by Berklee College of Music.
  • Honorary degree from alma mater Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo
  • Honorary degree from UTESA University of Santiago, Dominican Republic (the youngest person ever to receive the distinction)
  • Berklee College of Music -- Herb Alpert Visiting Professorship