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April 1, 2007

Over 30 Juno Awards Handed Out Last Night

Written by
cindy mcleod

Canadian music news

Non-Broadcast Awards handed out last night in Saskatoon

Thirty-two Awards were handed out last night in Saskatoon at The 2007 JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony attended by over 1,200 artists and industry persons. Hosted by Quebec superstar Gregory Charles, the evening featured a series of collaborative performances by twenty Juno Award nominees.

Two special honours, the Humanitarian Award and the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award, were also handed out.

Receiving the Humanitarian Award is Tom Jackson, accomplished musician, actor and philanthropist, who was honoured for his outstanding contributions to the social landscape of Canada. Tom Jackson founded the Huron Carole Benefit Concert Tour that became an annual cross-country Christmas concert that has successfully raised millions to support Canada’s food banks since 1987.

The Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award recipient is one of Canada’s most successful concert promoters, record label executives and influential music industry entrepreneurs, Donald K Tarlton. Tarlton has promoted and produced over 5,000 events for leading musicians, including the Bee Gees, Bryan Adams, David Bowie, Elton John, Genesis, KISS, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Tina Turner and U2 to name a few. His most recent involvement was The Rolling Stones A Bigger Bang Tour.

Winners of the remaining seven categories will be announced tomorrow during CTV’s 2007 JUNO Awards broadcast, hosted by Nelly Furtado from Saskatoon.

Winners at Saturday night’s non-broadcast Juno Awards:

International Album of the Year: “Taking the Long Way” (Dixie Chicks).

Artist of the Year: Nelly Furtado.

New Group of the Year: Mobile.

Songwriter of the Year: Gordie Sampson.

Country Recording of the Year: “Somebody Wrote Love” (George Canyon).

Rap Recording of the Year: “Black Magic” (Swollen Members).

Adult Alternative Album of the Year: “The Light That Guides You Home” (Jim Cuddy).

Alternative Album of the Year: “Sometimes” (City and Colour).

Pop Album of the Year: “Loose” (Nelly Furtado).

Vocal Jazz Album of the Year: “From This Moment On” (Diana Krall).
Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year: “From the Heart” (Hilario Duran and His Latin Jazz Big Band).

Traditional Jazz Album of the Year: “Avenue Standard” (Jon Ballantyne).

Instrumental Album of the Year: “Run Neil Run” (Sisters Euclid).

Francophone Album of the Year: “Il etait une fois dans l’est” (Antoine Gratton).

Children’s Album of the Year: “My Beautiful World” (Jack Grunsky).

Classical Album of the Year, Solo or Chamber Ensemble: “Piazzolla” (Les Violons du Roy/ Jean-Marie Zeitouni).

Classical Album of the Year, Large Ensemble or Soloist(s) With Large Ensemble Accompaniment: “Mozart: Violin Concerti” (James Ehnes, Mozart Anniversary Orchestra).

Classical Album of the Year, Vocal or Choral Performance: “Mozart: Arie e Duetti” (Isabel Bayrakdarian, Michael Schade, Russell Braun, Canadian Opera Company Orchestra/ Richard Bradshaw).

Classical Composition of the Year: “Clere Venus” (Denis Gougeon).

Dance Recording of the Year: “Sexor” (Tiga).

Reggae Recording of the Year: “Xrated” (Korexion).

Aboriginal Recording of the Year: “Sedze” (Leela Gilday).

Roots & Traditional Album of the Year, Solo: “Yellowjacket” (Stephen Fearing).

Roots & Traditional Album of the Year, Group: “Bloom” (The McDades).

Blues Album of the Year: “House of Refuge” (Jim Byrnes).

Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year: “Wide-Eyed and Mystified” (Downhere).

World Music Album of the Year: “Kaba Horo” (Lubo Alexandrov).

Jack Richardson Producer of the Year: Brian Howes.

Recording Engineer of the Year: John “Beetle” Bailey.

CD/DVD Artwork Design of the Year: Chloe Lum & Yannick Desranleau for Seripop.

Video of the Year: “Bridge to Nowhere” (Duplex).

Music DVD of the Year: “Escarpment Blues” (Andy Keen, Sarah Harmer, Patrick Sambrook).

for more information visit www.junoawards.ca

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