Grammys: Cécile McLorin Salvant and Maria Schneider are among the jazz winners (via L.A. Times)

The Grammy Awards like nothing more than to be seen as getting younger, but that idea did not extend to 12-year-old piano phenom Joey Alexander in this year’s jazz category.

Seen as something of a favorite in the wake of earning multiple nominations for music on his debut album “My Favorite Things” as well as a performance slot at the Grammys pre-show and broadcast, Alexander was shut out by Grammy voters, who instead opted for more familiar faces.

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