Guitar virtuoso Jason Vieaux won the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo for his album Play. This was Vieaux's first Grammy nomination and win.
Released on Azica Records in January 2014, Play celebrates Jason Vieaux’s 20th anniversary as a performer by featuring the Spanish, Mexican, South American, Cuban, French, and American classics that Vieaux has found to be universal audience favorites over the past two decades.
Of Play, Soundboard Magazine wrote, “If you ever want to give a friend a disc that will cement his or her love for the guitar, this is a perfect candidate,” while Premier Guitar raved, “You’d be hard pressed to find versions performed with more confidence, better tone, and a more complete understanding of the material.” The Huffington Post declared that Play is “part of the revitalized interest in the classical guitar.” NPR Music listed “Zapateado” by Sainz de la Maza among its “50 Favorite Songs of 2014 (So Far),” in June 2014.
Vieaux’s latest album is Together, with harpist Yolanda Kondonassis (released January 2015 on Azica Records).