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FACTOR Supported Artists Nominated for 69 JUNO Awards

February 2, 2011
The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR) is pleased to announce that 60 FACTOR supported artists received a stunning 69 nominations at today’s 2011 JUNO Awards Nomination Announcement. Winners will be declared at the JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards on Saturday March 26, 2011 as well as The 2011 JUNO Awards broadcast on CTV on Sunday, March 27, 2011.

Broken Social Scene walked away with 4 award nominations for Group of the Year, Alternative Album of the Year, Video of the Year and Music DVD of the Year.

The Electronic Album of the Year Award, a new award category in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the JUNO’s was introduced at the announcement today. FACTOR supported artists, Caribou, Chilly Gonzales, Crystal Castles and Holy Fuck took 4 of the nominations in this category.

In addition the following FACTOR supported artists have all received funding in the past few years: Classified, Down With Webster, Great Big Sea, Basia Bulat, Bobby Bazini, Hannah Georgas, Meaghan Smith, Hollerado, Royal Wood, Gord Bamford, Justin Nozuka, Luke Doucet, Owen Pallett, Tokyo Police Club, Faber Drive, Cancer Bats, Emilie-Claire Barlow, Kellylee Evans, Laila Biali, Nikki Yanofsky, Christine Jensen, Jayme Stone, The Creaking Tree String Quartet, The Souljazz Orchestra, The Kerplunks, Gryphon Trio, musica intima, Eternia, Ghettosocks, Shad, Chromeo, Dragonette, Keshia Chante, Dubmatix, Lyndon John, Derek Miller, Eagle & Hawk, Little Hawk Ojiji, Del Barber, Justin Rutledge, Lynn Miles, Old Man Luedecke, Ruth Moody, Dala, Harry Manx, Jim Byrnes, The Soujourners, The Creaking Tree Quartet, Article One, Greg Sczebel, Manafest, Jesse Cook, Pacifika, Roberto Lopez, Wintersleep and By Divine Right.

A huge congratulations to all the nominees and the best of luck at this year’s JUNO Awards!

For Further information on the JUNO Awards, please visit: www.junoawards.caFor further information on this release or FACTOR, please conatct:

Julia Train

Communications Manager

Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent On Recordings

30 Commercial Road

Toronto, ON

M4G 1Z4

416-696-2215 Ext.223



World Recording of the Year Nominees at 2011 ECMA’s With Video

January 26, 2011

Native Gumbo – Native Gumbo

Watch an example of thier work at

StahMeNah Vybz – Stahmenah Rewind

The Idlers – Keep Out

Vineet Vyas – The King of Dhamaar


Blues Recording of the Year Nominees at 2011 ECMA’s with Video

January 24, 2011

John Campbelljohn – Good to Go

Matt Andersen – Piggyback

Ross Neilsen & The Sufferin’ Bastards – Redemption

Scott Parsons – Live at Mahogany Hall

The Dungaree Brothers with The Hupman Brothers Band – The South Mountain Swamp Rock Opera

To view a video from The South Mountain Swamp Rock Opera album click here

Thom Swift – Blue Sky Day


Jazz Recording of the Year Nominees at the 2011 ECMA with Video

January 24, 2011

Daniel Matto – I’m Old Fashioned

Dwayne Côté & Duane Andrews – Dwayne Côté & Duane Andrews

Glen Strickey – Roots for Rudy

Krisanne Crowell with Solarocity – Right In the Middle of Wrong

Lina Boudreau – Noel Lounge

Paul Tynan & Aaron Lington – BiCoastal Collective: Chapter Two

To listen to Samples from this album click here

Swingology – Under Paris Skies


This Week in Short: January 18th 2011

January 18, 2011
  • Matt Andersen Cleans up at Maple Blues Awards – 2010 WIJBF performer Matt Andersen won two Maple Blues awards yesterday. Find out more here.
  • Arts and Culture Centre St. Johns Newsletter – Are you signed up to the Arts & Culture Centre St. John’s Newsletter? View this weeks issue here
  • Community Sector Council Volunteer Luncheon – The Volunteer Luncheon is being held on February 3rd at the Royal Canadian Legion. Find out more here
  • ECMA 2011 Music & Industry Awards – Nominations being announced Thursday, Jan 20, 10am at Studio 1, Confed Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown! Visit the ECMA site to keep up to date
  • Are you a Writer? – The Writers Union of Canada is running a professional development workshop on “Secure Footing in a Changing Literary Landscape”. Find out more here
  • All the President’s Jazz 2010 – Each year jazz journalist John Anderson sends a compilation of the years jazz to President Obama. See his list here
  • City of St. John’s Grants to Artists deadline is January 31st. – Click here for details
  • Marsalis family named Jazz Masters – Jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis Jr. and four of his accomplished musician sons – Wynton, Branford, Delfeayo and Jason – have received the highest jazz honour in the U.S. Click here for the full story

This Week in Short: 11th January 2011

January 11, 2011

Whats going on at your local Arts & Culture Centre?

  • Is Music Like a Drug? Researchers at McGill University in Montreal think it could be. Read the article in the LA Times, click here
  • Whats on at Newfoundland & Labrador’s Arts & Culture Centres – There are numerous events being held across the province at the Arts & Culture Centres. Find out whats on local to you, click here
  • Festival 500 has a new Website – Take a look here
  • St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival now Accepting Submissions – Find out how to submit to the 2011 festival, click here
  • MUN Music Student Carollers have raised over $2500 for the Canadian Cancer Society! – You can still donate on their website, click here
  • Top 50 Jazz Albums for the Week of 10 January 2011 –Click here
  • Find out who topped the Jazz airplay jazz album chart this week, Click here
  • 100 Greatest Singers of all Time –  Rolling Stone Magazine has compiled a list of who they regard to be the 100 greatest singers of all time. See if your favorites are listed, click here
  • WJB’s Posters Through the Years – Wreckhouse Jazz & Blues has had some wonderful posters promoting the festival and the organisation. Take a look at a small selection of some of the best.
  • From Cuba to Canada -Read this globe and mail article about Alex Cuba and his life in Smithers B.C, a far cry from his Caribbean homeland. Read the article here
  • The Grammy Nominees in Jazz, Blues, Gospel and World Music – Find out who has been nominated in the categories of Jazz, Blues, World Music and Gospel and follow links to watch video of the nominees. Click here
  • On Twitter? – There are a multitude of jazz organizations and performers who use Twitter to keep there fans and patrons informed. Find out who is on and how to connect by clicking here Remember you can keep up to date with the latest news with Wreckhouse Jazz & Blues on our Twitter account at



Wreckhouse Jazz & Blues Launches Recycling Drive

December 16, 2010
Wreckhouse Jazz & Blues has partnered with Evergreen Recycling to launch its winter recycling drive. You will not only be helping the environment but also the work of WJB. 

Drop off your recyclables to any Evergreen Recycling location and ask the clerk to donate the proceeds to the Wreckhouse account. Alternatively you can drop your recyclables off to us at our offices at 90 O’Leary Avenue.

All money raised will go towards future projects in education, performances and the operation of Wreckhouse Jazz and Blues.

We would like to thank you all for your support of Wreckhouse Jazz & Blues.

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