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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.

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2010 JUNO Nominations

March 4, 2010

Performer from the 2009 Wreckhouse International Jazz and Blues Festival, Carlos Del Junco

The JUNO nominations have been announced and a familiar face is amongst the nominees. Last years festival performer and workshop provider Carlos Del Junco is nominated for Blues Album of the year for Steady Movin’. Carlos was a big hit with us and we wish him all the best with his award nomination.

Below is a full list of pertinent JUNO categories.

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Diana Krall
Jann Arden
Johnny Reid
K’NaanMichael
Bublé

VOCAL JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR

I Like Men
Carol Welsman

Quiet Nights
Diana Krall

Haven’t We Met
Emilie-Claire Barlow

Lovelight
Michael Kaeshammer

Ranee Lee Lives Upstairs
Ranee Lee

CONTEMPORARY JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR

The Happiness Project
Charles Spearin

Infernal Machines
Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society

Motion
Hilario Duran

Silverbirch
John Roney

Songbook Vol. 1
Kirk MacDonald Quartet

TRADITIONAL JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Regeneration
Al Henderson Septet

Bluesy Lunedi
Alain Bédard

Strands II
Darren Sigesmund

Pleased To Meet You
Oliver Jones and Hank Jones

It’s About Time
Terry Clarke

BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Steady Movin’
Carlos del Junco

From The Water
Colin Linden

I Need A Hat
Downchild

The Corktown Sessions
Jack de Keyzer

Low Fidelity
Treasa Levasseur

WORLD MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR
(SPONSORED BY CANADA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS)

Alex Cuba
Alex Cuba

Comfortably Mine
Domenic Mancuso

Slide to Freedom 2: Make a Better World
Doug Cox & Salil Bhatt

Sunplace
Jaffa Road

La danse de l’exilé
Karim Saada

In the coming days we will be posting more about the nominated artists with information and samples of their music.

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