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Santa Cruz saxophonist Remy Le Boeuf nominated for two Grammys

Jazz saxophonist and Santa Cruz native Remy Le Boeuf was among the nominees for the 2021 Grammy Awards announced on Tuesday.

Le Boeuf, 34, snagged a Grammy nomination in two categories, as a composer and as an arranger: For Best Instrumental Composition for the song “Strata”; and, for Best Arrangement for the song “Honeymooners” (both songs were featured on his 2020 album Remy Le Boeuf’s Assembly of Shadows).

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Le Boeuf emerged as a top-flight jazz player growing up in Santa Cruz alongside his identical twin brother Pascal Le Boeuf, an accomplished jazz piano player.

The Le Bouef brothers were already rising stars on the jazz scene as teens in the early 2000s, having come up as products of the Kuumbwa Honors Band and from the acclaimed jazz program at Cabrillo College.

The Le Boeuf Brothers band produced a trio of albums in the 2000s while Remy was studying at the Manhattan School of Music. Remy Le Boeuf also recorded a solo album titled Light as a Word in 2019.

The Grammy Awards show, hosted by Trevor Noah, will be broadcast on Jan. 31 on CBS.