Socorro Native wins 2016 Grammy for Producer of the Year

The GRAMMYs 2016 Producer of the Year: Jeff Bhasker

Jeff BhaskerBhasker, from Socorro, New Mexico, wins Producer of the Year for his work with:

“Ain’t Gonna Drown” (Elle King)
“Burning Doves” (Mikky Ekko)
“Burning House” (Cam)
“Grand Romantic” (Nate Ruess)
“Last Damn Night” (Elle King)
“Never Let You Down” (Woodkid featuring Lykke Li)
“Runaway Train” (Cam)
Uptown Special (Mark Ronson)

The single, “Uptown Funk” (Mark Ronson) featuring Bruno Mars, also won Song of the Year.

Bhasker is also known as Willy Kraven and U.G.L.Y.

Bhasker was raised in Socorro, New Mexico. His mother played the piano and his Indian-born father was a medical doctor and the town’s mayor for 24 years. Bhasker was introduced to jazz by his mother and his piano teacher. He played in the jazz band at Socorro High School, where he graduated in 1993, and then studied jazz piano and arranging at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.

Congratulations, Jeff!

For more info, visit Jeff’s bio in the Music Commission’s Hall of Fame: