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February 16, 2006

Juno Nominations Announced

Written by
cindy mcleod

The Nominees for the 2006 Juno Awards were announced yesterday in Toronto. The Awards will be handed out on Sunday, April 2nd in Halifax.

Jazz music made a strong showing in the list of nominations, with Neo-big band crooner Michael Buble and jazz-pop singer-pianist Diana Krall receiving the second highest number of Juno nominations after Nickelback, with five each.

Listed below are the jazz and blues nominees:

Fan Choice: Celine Dion; Diana Krall; Michael Buble; Nickelback; Simple Plan.

Single of the year: When the Night Feels My Song, Bedouin Soundclash; Inside and Out, Feist; Man I Used To Be, k-os; Home, Michael Buble; Photograph, Nickelback.

Album of the year: Christmas Songs, Diana Krall; 219 Days, Kalan Porter; It’s Time, Michael Buble; All The Right Reasons, Nickelback; Under The Lights, Rex Goudie.

Artist of the year: Boom Desjardins; Diana Krall; Kalan Porter; Michael Buble; Rex Goudie.

Instrumental album of the year: Sentimental Strings, Bobby Creed & His Orchestra a.k.a. Roberto Occhipinti; Belladonna, Daniel Lanois; Christmas Serenity, George Carlaw a.k.a. Yuri Sazonoff; Rainy Days and Mondays, Nancy Walker; Balance, Tomas Hamilton aka Charles T. Cozens.

Pop album of the year: Boom Desjardins, Boom Desjardins; Jann Arden, Jann Arden; 219 Days, Kalan Porter; It’s Time, Michael Buble; These Old Charms, Theresa Sokyrka.

Vocal jazz album of the year: Twenty For One, Cadence; Christmas Songs, Diana Krall; Rock Swings, Paul Anka; Just You, Just Me, Ranee Lee; Sophie Milman, Sophie Milman.

Contemporary jazz album of the year: Shurum Burum Jazz Circus, David Buchbinder; Encuentro en la Habana, Hilario Duran & Perspectiva; Radio Guantanamo (Guantanamo Blues Project Vol. 1), Jane Bunnett; One Take: Volume Two, Marc Rogers, Robi Botos, Phil Dwyer, Terri Lyne Carrington; Yemaya, Roberto Occhipinti.

Traditional jazz album of the year: Mainly Mingus, Dave Young Quintet; Ask Me Later, Don Thompson Quartet; In a Sentimental Mood, Ian McDougall Quintet; Time Flies, P.J. Perry; Let Me Tell You About My Day, Phil Dwyer with Alan Jones and Rodney Whitaker.

R&B/soul recording of the year: The Naughty Song, Cory Lee; Divine Brown, Divine Brown; This Is Me, Jully Black; Massari, Massari; Back For More, Shawn Desman.

Blues album of the year: Voice + Story, Harrison Kennedy; Songs of Vice and Sorrow, Julian Fauth; Let It Loose, Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne; Villanelle, Paul Reddick; The Gas and the Clutch, The Perpetrators.

For a full list of nominees and more information visit www.juno-awards.ca

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