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February 3, 2006

Canadian Indie Awards

Written by
cindy mcleod

The 6th Annual Independent Music Awards show, or “The Indies”, takes place on Wednesday March 1, 2006. “The Indies” will serve as the official Canadian Music Week’s 2006 kickoff for the CMW Music Festival, running from March 1-4, 2006.

Fans will have the opportunity to cast their votes for their favourite independent artists at www.cmw.net , as of 9:00 AM on Monday, January 16th . The voting polls will be open for four weeks, closing at midnight the night of Sunday, February 12th.

In addition to the above Awards, this year will also include the presentation of the Galaxie Rising Stars Award of the CBC, which helps new artists make a name for themselves in the Canadian music industry. This year the Award will be a Critics’ Choice where music journalists across Canada vote to determine the winner.

2006 INDIE Jazz, Blues and Latin Awards Nominees:

FAVOURITE BLUES ARTIST/GROUP
Doug Cox & Sam Hurrie
Carlos Del Junco
Julian Fauth
Garrett Mason
Paul Reddick

FAVOURITE JAZZ ARTIST/GROUP
Sandro Dominelli
Ranee Lee & Oliver Jones
Joel Miller
Brad Turner Trio
Dave Young Quintet

FAVOURITE LATIN ALTERNATIVE ARTIST/GROUP
Bomba
CACHE
Diego Marulanda & Pacande
Jorge Miguel
Luis Mario Ochoa & Cimarron

For a full list of nominees, visit www.cmw.net

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