Three people with local ties have been nominated for Grammy Awards this year.


Son of Omaha jazz drummer Curly Martin, Terrace Martin is a musician and producer who lives in L.A. He's an accomplished saxophonist, but he's better known for his hip-hop work.

Martin has played with Diddy and had an album produced by Quincy Jones, and his beats are on songs by Snoop Dogg. He's also pals with Wiz Khalifa, Musiq Soulchild, Ty Dolla Sign and Kendrick Lamar.

Martin is nominated for album of the year for his work on Lamar's acclaimed "To Pimp a Butterfly." Martin co-produced the album, and he's listed as a writer or producer on eight of the album's 16 tracks.


Born in Kansas, Karrin Allyson grew up in Omaha. She attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha before becoming a star jazz singer.

Her nod for best jazz vocal album is her fifth Grammy nomination. Her album, "Many a New Day," is a collection of Rogers & Hammerstein covers from musicals such as "Oklahoma!," "South Pacific," "The King and I" and "The Sound of Music."


A veritable rock star, James Valentine is the guitarist for pop-rock band Maroon 5. The Lincoln native is nominated, along with his bandmates, for best pop duo/group performance for their song "Sugar."

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