Cleveland guitarist nominated for Grammy

Cleveland guitarist nominated for Grammy

The 2015 Grammy Awards take place in February and one of Cleveland's own has been nominated for a major award.

"I am in love with the sound of the guitar. It's been something very close to me since I was a kid," said classical guitarist Jason Vieaux.

Vieaux's recording studio doubles as St. Stanislaus Catholic Church on East 65th Street in Cleveland. It was there that he recorded his latest album Play, which was just nominated for best classical instrumental solo.

"It's kind of a record you put on right at the very beginning, and it's a party right from the first track," described Vieaux. 

The Boston Globe, Soundboard magazine and Gramophone have all praised Vieaux and his music.  

Vieaux says he picked a Cleveland church to record his latest album because it's all about the sound.

"They set me up on a very specific spot on this terrazzo tile. Something about the single guitar when it bounces off this floor and you have this wonderful reverb in the church," Vieaux explained.

If he wins a grammy, Vieaux plans on celebrating in Ohio.

"My feeling is we should have a real big party here in Cleveland," said Vieaux.

Hopefully, a unique combination of a 123-year-old church, a man from Cleveland, and his special guitar will add up to a 2015 Grammy win. The 57th Annual Grammy Awards airs on WOIO on Feb. 8, 2015.

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