Posts Tagged ‘JUNO’


Your Chance to win Tara Davidson’s new Album ‘View’

February 15, 2011

WJB is proud to present Tara Davidson Group live in concert on March 3rd at Petro-Canada Hall. We are also giving you the chance to win her latest album ‘View’. Everyone who purchases their ticket on-line via our website (click this link to be taken there) will be entered into a draw to win a copy of the CD.

For any questions or information regarding this event email


2011 JUNO Nominees for Blues Album of the Year with Video

February 1, 2011

FATHEAD – Where’s The Blues Taking Me

Harry Manx – Bread And Buddha

Jim Byrnes – Everywhere West

NB: This song is not features on Everywhere West.

The Johnny Max Band – It’s A Long Road

The Sojourners – The Sojourners

NB: This song is not features on the album The Sojourners


The Songwriters Association of Canada presents Bluebird North. Where Writers Sing and Tell

November 16, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Masonic Temple, 6 Cathedral Street

Doors Open @ 7:00 pm

Show @ 7:30 pm

Tickets $12

Discount at door for SAC members w/ card


Lennie Gallant (Host)

Karla Pilgrim

Chris LeDrew

Katie Baggs

The Songwriters Association of Canada has announced it will stage its Bluebird North event in St. John’s on Thursday, November 18, 2010 at the Masonic Temple, 6 Cathedral Street. Showtime is 7:30 p.m.

Bluebird North: Where Writers Sing and Tell is a musical showcase that brings together Canada’s most inspiring songwriters during an intimate and interactive evening. The audience will hear each performer share their songs and stories in an acoustic, informal environment.

Hosted by Juno and ECMA award winner Lennie Gallant, the St. John’s event will also feature the songwriting talents of Karla Pilgrim, Chris LeDrew and Katie Baggs.

The St. John’s event builds on the success of BlueBird North across the country. “After a continually successful run of Bluebird North in Vancouver, run by Shari Ulrich, we are excited to bring this popular songwriter “sing and tell” showcase to St. John’s,” says S.A.C. Executive Director, Don Quarles.

Tickets are $12 at the door (or $10 for S.A.C. members who show their card).


2010 JUNO Award Winners for Jazz, Blues and World Music

April 19, 2010

The JUNO award ceremony was held here in St. John’s Newfoundland on Sunday, and despite poor weather and travel problems it was a night to remember.  Below is a list of with video of the key winners in the world of Jazz, Blues and World Music.

Michael Buble – Winner of JUNO Fans Choice Award, Single of the Year,  Album of the Years for ‘Crazy Love’, Pop Album of the Year for ‘Crazy Love’ .

Jazz inspired music sensation Michael Buble picked up four awards on a productive night for the native of Burnaby, British Columbia. Buble has won and been nominated for numerous JUNO’s in his short career, with last night being by far the most successful (four wins from six nominations).

Ranee Lee Winner of Vocal Jazz Album of the Year for “Ranee Lee Lives Upstairs’.

This was Ranee Lee’s fifth nomination for a JUNO yet only her first win. In a prestigious career Lee has been 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.

For the full list of Vocal Jazz Album of the Year Nominees with video click here

Charles Spearin Winner of Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year

A member of the band Broken Social Scene, Spearin is no stranger to the JUNO Awards, previously winning two awards. This album, which is based around the spoken word recordings of his neighbors in Toronto talking about happiness. ‘The Happiness Project’s” success has come as a refreshing surprise.

To view bios and video of all other Best Contemporary Jazz Album nominees click here

Terry Clarke Winner of Traditional Jazz Album of the Year

Terry Clarke is an accomplished drummer who has played with the likes of Oscar Peterson, John Handy and Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra. Born in British Columbia and now based in Toronto, Clarke’s musical careers dates back  to the 1960’s. Despite this long and illustrious career this is Clarke’s first album release as a band leader.

To read about the other traditional Jazz Nominees click here

Jack de Keyzer, Winner of Blues Album of the Year

Jack de Keyzer won a  JUNO for Best Blues Album in 2003 for ‘6 String Lover’.  British born de Keyzer has been performing for over thirty years, with his music taking him across the globe.  An accomplished guitarist he has appeared on numerous albums by artists such as Bo Diddley, Etta James and Blue Rodeo.

To read bio’s and watch video of the other Blues Album of the Year Nominees click here.

Dominic Mancuso, Winner of World Music Album of the Year

Toronto born Dominic Mancuso’s album ‘Comfortably Mine’ is an exploration of his cultural roots in Southern Italy. Dominic takes the traditional and fuses it with his modern Canadian influences in and innovative way to produce this album.

To watch Video and read about the other nominees click here.

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Brad Jefford Trio+ “Jazzing Up the JUNO’s” @ The Rose and Thistle

April 12, 2010

Early Jazz show with The Brad Jefford Trio+ @ The Rose and Thistle This Friday April 16th. What better way to kick start your JUNO weekend then with this great band of musicians

Jazzing up the JUNO’s with

Brad Jefford- Guitar
Josh Ward- Bass
Brendan Melchin- Drums
Terry Campbell- Trumpet

There may also be some guest jammers so don’t be late!!

1st Set – 9:00pm
2nd Set – 10:30pm


CHMR-FM Broadcasting Live From the Delta During JUNO Week. Musicians Required

April 5, 2010

CHMR-FM is broadcasting live from the Delta from 12 pm until 8 pm from April 12th to the 18th as a part of the Juno week celebrations. They are currently looking for local original artists to stop by their table in the lobby and play some music acoustically and talk about their work. Unfortunately, their set up will only accomodate an acoustic guitar and voice.

Anyone interested can get in touch with them directly by email at They can’t pay, but some of you may find it to be a fun thing to do while getting a little more exposure.


Ruckus on the Edge. Less Than One Week Till the Festivities Begin

April 5, 2010

It is just under two weeks till this years JUNO awards are held in St John’s on April 18th, with ruckus on the edge kicking off the party next week.

Ruckus on the Edge will be highlighting some of the best local talent and artists nominated at this years JUNO’s. Thursday April 15th is Jazz and Blues night held at the Majestic Theatre.  Performers include Bill Brennan Band with guests Jeff Dyer and Katie Hopkins, the Duane Andrews Quartet and the Rowdy Blues Quintet.

To find the full Ruckus schedule visit

Tickets for events are avaliable at the following locations:

Fred’s Records, 198 Duckworth Street – 12:00 – 6:00 pm Monday to Saturday

O’Brien’s Music, 278 Water Street – 9:15 am – 5:00 pm Monday to Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday

Copy Centre, UC 3008, University Centre, MUN – 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Monday to Friday

Ruckus on the Edge kiosk, Atlantic Place Food Court, Water Street – 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday to Friday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Saturday

Tickets will also be available at the door for all events.

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