publication date: Saturday, September 27, 2008 (part of Round XXXVI)
clue: This jazz pianist was miles ahead of the competition for this year's Grammy.
explanation: Hancock was a jazz pianist who won the 2008 Grammy for Album of the Year. He was mentored by Miles Davis. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Richard Slominsky, Matthew Preston, Joanna Woods, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, Jerry Mathis, Tony Peters, Sarah Kyle, Shawn Brandt, and Samuel Franklin