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March 31, 2007

Edmonton Jazz Artists in the Spotlight At Junos

Written by
cindy mcleod

Canadian jazz music news

Edmonton couple make music at Junos

Edmonton jazz musicians Kent Sangster and Joanna Ciapka-Sangster, who are nominees for ‘Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year’ for Obsession – Kent Sangster will be in attendance at this afternoon’s Juno Awards ceremony in Saskatoon.

Canadian retailer Le Chateau will also be in the Juno spotlight courtesy of the Sangsters, they’ve wardrobed the pair for this year’s event as well as Smooth Jazz artist Kellylee Evans, who is nominated for ‘Vocal Jazz Album of the Year’.

One of Canada’s premier jazz saxophonists, Sangster is a multi-faceted musician of the highest regard. The Edmonton native is nominated for Contemporary Jazz Album of The Year for Obsession a mixture of classical, tango and jazz, and features Edmonton’s finest musicians, including violinist Ciapka-Sangster. Obsession follows such critically acclaimed albums as A Matter Of Time (2003), Keeping The Spirit (1998), and Adventures (1995). Sangster has performed with a number of great jazz bands, including Tommy Banks, Guido Basso, Ed Bickert and Randy Brecker.

Nominated for ‘Vocal Jazz Album of The Year’, Ottawa’s Kelly Lee Evans is an up-and-coming talent in Canada’s urban-jazz scene and her debut album, Fight or Flight, has received praise from many of today’s best musicians.

for more information visit www.junoawards.ca

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