The recording of Henriques' Grammy-nominated album, "How Great Can This Day Be" involved a crew of Portland-area jazz stalwarts.

The recording of Henriques’ Grammy-nominated album, “How Great Can This Day Be” involved a crew of Portland-area jazz stalwarts.

(Courtesy of Lori Henriques)

Grammy nominations announced this week include several Oregonians. The Oregon Symphony was nominated for Best Orchestral Performance for “Spirit Of The American Range”. The album, with works by Aaron Copland, Walter Piston, and others, was recorded in Portland.

Chris Thile and his band, Punch Brothers,  are up for awards for Best Americana Album and American Roots Performance.
Singer, songwriter and pianist Lori Henriques, is nominated for Best Children’s Album for her release, “How Great Can This Day Be.”

Her music features witty lyrics, in the style of Dave Frishberg, and subject matter straight out of a STEAM textbook. She’s written songs about scientist Jane Goodall, Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle, and more.

“Kids are just like us,” Henriques said. “They appreciate when we speak to them in a  regular voice.”

Also receiving a nomination, the Portland remix master RAC (André Allen Anjos), for his take on Odesza’s “Say My Name.”

If there were an award for Shadowy Hand Behind Most Awesome Records, it might go to Portland producer and engineer Tucker Martine. His Floratone Studios was involved in the making of several nominated records by My Morning Jacket, Bill Frisell, and the Decemberists.

The Grammy Awards will be announced in a ceremony February 15th.