A Shreveport musician takes home a Grammy award this year. Shreveport-born John Beasley wins the Grammy for Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella for “Scrapple from the Apple”, featured on his album Bird Lives.

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Beasley is one of the top composers in the business and has worked with a long list of top artists including Miles Davis, Chaka Khan, Carly Simon & Steely Dan. Not only is Beasley a composer, he's also an accomplished pianist.

Beasley has previously been nominated for Best Improvised Jazz Solo for Cherokee/Koko and Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album for Bird Lives.

John Beasley also won a Grammy in 2021 for Best Arrangement, Instrumental, or A Cappella for He Won't Hold You.

Beasley has performed at Carnegie Hall and historic concert halls around the globe. He toured with Sergio Mendez and has also worked as a studio musician.

Another Shreveport Artist Also Nominated

We also want to say a big congratulations to Byrd High graduate, Kendria Browder who is known as "child". She was nominated for Video of the Year for directing Doja Cat's "Woman".  She has a long list of work in her portfolio including collaborations with Jennifer Hudson, Nas, H.E.R., Big Sean, and Janelle Monae, to name a few.

Taylor Swift won this award for Best Music Video for “All Too Well: The Short Film.”

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