JUNO Category of Vocal Jazz Album of the Year 2010.March 5, 2010
The five nominees for the category of Vocal Jazz Album of the Year are Carol Welsman, Diana Krall, Emilie-Claire Barlow, Michael Kaeshammer and Ranee Lee. Below is a brief bio of each artist and an example of their nominated album.
Carol Welsman – I Like Men
This is the fifth JUNO nomination for Carol. Previous nominations were in the categories, Best Female Jazz Vocalist (1996 & 2000), Best Contemporary Jazz Album (1998) and Best Vocal Jazz Album ( 2004). She has received numerous other accolades and performed across the globe with jazz greats such as Herbie Hancock.
Diana Krall – Quiet Nights
Diana Krall is nominated in Three JUNO categories in 2010 (Album of the Year, Artist of the Year, and Vocal Jazz Album of the Year). The JUNO and Grammy award winner has cemented her reputation worldwide as one of the premiere Jazz artists performing today. Quiet Nights is the Nanaimo natives 12th album.
Emilie-Claire Barlow – Haven’t We Met
‘Haven’t We Met’ is Emilie-Clare Barlow’s seventh album. This is not the first JUNO nomination for Toronto born Emilie, she was nominated in 2001 and 2008 in this category. Emilie is also an accomplished voice actor, providing the voices on several popular children’s animation shows.
Michael Kaeshammer – Lovelight
This will be Michael’s fourth JUNO nomination with his last nomination coming in 2007. ‘Lovelight’ is Kaeshammers sixth album, his first ‘Blue Keys’ being released in 1996. German born Kaeshammer who is now based in Toronto, is well known for his engaging and lively stage shows.
Ranee Lee – Ranee Lee Lives Upstairs
Ranee Lee was awarded honor of The Order of Canada as a member in 2006 for her contributions to music in her long and distinguished career. Ranee has also won awards for her acting and is an accomplished writer of children’s books. This is Ranee fifth JUNO nomination.