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“I don’t hold anything against the Latin jazz community for the passion that they have for their music,” he said. “The [Latin jazz] community put a good proposal together this year, and we see the results of that.”

Mr. Maldonado said he hoped that the academy would reconsider the reinstatement of other categories at some point as well. But he called the decisions a victory for his clients.

“For them, it’s vindication not of the lawsuit but of their belief in the music, which is wonderful,” he said.

The 55th Grammy Awards will air on CBS on Feb. 10.

• AP Music Writer Nekesa Mumbi Moody contributed to this report.