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April 2, 2006

Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards

Written by
cindy mcleod

Canadian jazz news

Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards

Canadian and international Smooth Jazz artists and industry persons will gather in Mississauga, Ontario next weekend for the second annual Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards event.

At a gala ceremony to be held Friday, April 7, the Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards will be handed out to winners. The event will feature several performances by such notable Smooth Jazz artists as Warren Hill, Jeff Golub and Carol Welsman. Pianist Bob James will receive the George Benson Lifetime Achievement Award, and will also perform at the ceremony.

2006 Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards Nominees:

Group / Duo of the Year

The Clayton-Scott Group
Daniela Nardi and the DNA5
Monkey House

Male Vocalist of the Year

Michael Buble
Demo Cates
Marc Jordan
Robert Michaels
Chris Smith

Female Vocalist of the Year

Molly Johnson
Sophie Milman
Liberty Silver
Carol Welsman

Guitarist of the Year

Jesse Cook
Brian Hughes
Johannes Linstead
Robert Michaels
Dave Sereny

Keyboardist/pianist of the Year

Don Breithaupt
Eddie Bullen
Andrew Craig
Stan Fomin
Carol Welsman

International Artist of the Year

Chris Botti
Paul Brown
Richard Elliot
Jeff Golub
Steve Oliver

Album of the Year

Michael Buble – It’s Time
Jesse Cook – Montreal
Warren Hill – Pop Jazz
Robert Michaels – Robert Michaels

Wind Instrumentalist of the Year (Sax, Clarinet, Horn, Flute)
Demo Cates
Francois D’Amours
Gabriel Mark Hasselbach
Warren Hill
Alexander Zonjic

Best Original Composition presented by SOCAN

Allister Bradley – If Ever I Cried
Michael Buble – Home
Warren Hill – Still in Love
Dave Sereny – St. Tropez
Chris Smith and John Cody – Over the Moon

BMO Broadcaster of the Year

John Beaudin – California 103/Breeze (CIQX-FM) Calgary, Alberta
Bob Farrow – The Wave 94.7 (CIWV-FM) Hamilton/Toronto
Roxane Gagne – COOLFM (CJZZ-FM) Winnipeg, Manitoba
Cameron Smith – SmoothJazzTV Dallas Texas
Alexander Zonjic – V98.7 (WVMV-FM) Detroit

George Benson Lifetime Achievement Award

Bob James

Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards on April 7, 2006, presented by Wave 94.7FM and BMO Bank of Montreal.

For more information visit www.smoothjazznow.com

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