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February 4, 2009

2009 JUNO Awards Nominees Announced

Written by
cindy mcleod

music awards, Canada

2009 Juno Awards

Juno Awards 2009
Nominees Announced

Alberta’s Nickelback Dominate Nominations

The 2009 JUNO Award nominations were announced on Tuesday at a media conference at Toronto’s Fairmont Royal York Hotel.

Alberta band Nickelback leads the awards with five nominations, including Album of the Year and Group of the Year, while Sam Roberts received four nominations including Artist of the Year and Rock Album of the Year. Celine Dion is tied with Hedley, with three JUNO Award nominations.

Other nominees include Michael Bublé and Kardinal Offishall for Single of the Year, while Alanis Morissette and Kreesha Turner are both nominated for Pop Album of the Year. International Album of the Year nominees include AC/DC, Coldplay, Guns N’ Roses, Jack Johnson and Metallica.

The awards show, slated Sunday, March 29 at General Motors Place in Vancouver, will air on CTV and will be hosted by comedian Russell Peters. Three JUNO award-winning artists were announced as headliners for the upcoming event, with alternative artist City and Colour, prairie-rockers Nickelback, and Québec pop punk sensation Simple Plan.

The artists join fellow performer, Sarah McLachlan, Allan Waters Humanitarian Award, who was confirmed as a performer last week. Additional performers will be announced in the coming weeks.

Jazz & Blues Nominees for 2009

VOCAL JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR

If the Moon Turns Green Diana Panton (Independent)
Parkdale Elizabeth Shepherd (Do Right! Music *Outside)
Lucky Molly Johnson (A440 *Universal)
Ella…Of Thee I Swing Nikki Yanofsky (A440 *Universal)
Ima Yvette Tollar (Rolvermaryem *Outside)

CONTEMPORARY JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Existential Detective Barry Romberg’s Random Access Large Ensemble (Romhog *Outside)
Rasstones François Bourassa Quartet (Effendi *Fusion III)
Embracing Voices Jane Bunnett (EMI)
The Sicilian Jazz Project Michael Occhipinti (True North *Universal)
A Bend In The River Roberto Occhipinti (Alma *Universal)

TRADITIONAL JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Small Wonder Brad Turner Quartet (Maximum *EMI)
Solo Chris Donnelly (Alma *Universal)
For Kenny Wheeler Don Thompson Quartet (Sackville Records)
TV Trio John Stetch (Brux Records)
Oliver Jones (Justin Time *Fusion III)

BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Get Way Back A Tribute To Percy Mayfield Amos Garrett (Stony Plain *Warner)
Acoustic Blues Got ‘Em From The Bottom Big Dave McLean (Stony Plain *Warner)
Love & Sound Garrett Mason (Soul In Sound)
Mess Of Blues Jeff Healey (Stony Plain *Warner)
Ramblin’ Son Julian Fauth (Electro-Fi *Outside)

for complete listings visit www.junoawards.ca

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