Skyrocketing since first meeting in 2018, DOMi and JD BECK cap off their triumphant 2022 win with two 2023 Grammy Awards nominations.
The jazz duo, composed of keyboardist Domi Luna and drummer J.D. Beck, won Best New Artist, while their debut album not tight It was nominated for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album. In particular, all eyes will be on the Best New Artist category, which sees the duo facing off against Anita, Omar Apollo, Mooney Leung, Samara Joy, Lato, Manskin, Toby Nwegui, Molly Tuttle and Wight Leg.
The couple may be young, but they’ve already established themselves as an influential act across a range of genres. release not tight In particular, the duo has seen the bar raise, enlisting special guests: Paak, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Herbie Hancock, Thundercat, Mac DeMarco, and Kurt Rosenwinkel for the project.
The nominations for the 2023 Grammy Awards were revealed Tuesday, November 15; Check out the full list here.
Ahead of music’s biggest night (taking place on February 5th, 2023), here are five things to know about DOMi & JD BECK.
1. They both have an extensive background in music
Louna and Beck both grew up surrounded by music. As for Luna, her career in music began at the age of three, learning drums, keyboard and piano before enrolling at the French Conservatoire de Nancy two years later to study jazz and classical music. She will then study at the Conservatoire de Paris before traveling to America to learn at Berklee College of Music.
For JD, a native of Dallas, his musical journey began when he was five years old when he learned to play the piano. He then switched to drums when he was nine years old before playing gigs a year later. He received guidance from fellow Texan Cleon Edwards and other musicians.