Best Contemporary instrumental album
Way Back Home: Live From Rochester, NY
Steve Gadd Band (Larry Goldings)
Label: BFM Jazz
Best Rock Performance
Blackstar (Mark Guiliana)
Track from: Blackstar
Label: ISO/Columbia Records
Best Alternative Music Album
Blackstar (Mark Guiliana / Maria Schneider)
Label: Columbia Records
Best Improvised Jazz Solo
"Ain't No Future in Yo Frontin'" by MC Breed samples Zapp's "More Bounce to the Ounce" - Season 1 Episode 1
"Knockin' Da Boots" by H-Town samples Zapp's "Be Alright" - Season 1 Episode 5
"I Wish" by Skee-Lo - Season 3 Episode 2
Modern Works licensed Miles Davis' legendary songs "Miles Ahead" "Frelon Brun" and "Seven Steps to Heaven" to Don Cheadle's Miles Ahead.
Luna Aura's "Wicked" and N'Dambi's "L.I.E." can both be heard in Season 3, Episode 3 of POWER on Starz!
Paperwhite's "Unstoppable" on MTV's "Are You the One?"
In Season 2, Episode 10 Val raps along expertly to a verse of the 90s hit at a class reunion.