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March 29, 2009

2009 Juno Awards Winners Part 1

Written by
cindy mcleod

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Juno Awards

2009 Juno Award Winners
Part 1 (Non-Televised)

JUNO Winners in 32 Categories Announced

Part one of two of the 2009 Juno Awards took place last night in Vancouver, with winners in 32 categories announced at the non-televised Gala Dinner & Awards ceremony. Seven remaining awards will be handed out tonight during the CTV broadcast at 5 p.m. (PST) from General Motors Place.

Performers for the annual Gala and ceremony were Juno nominees Beast, Elise Estrada, Nikki Yanofsky, Steve Dawson, The Gryphon Trio and The Trews.

Among the winners announced were The Stills, the Indie rockers taking home awards for New Group of the Year and Alternative Album of the Year.

R&B songstress Divine Brown received the award for R&B/Soul Recording of the Year; rap star Kardinal Offishall took the award for Single of the Year, and Serena Ryder captured the award for Adult Alternative Album of the Year.

Other 2009 winners included Alanis Morissette (Pop Album of the Year); Buffy Sainte-Marie (Aboriginal Album of the Year); Doc Walker (Country Recording of the Year); and Sam Roberts (Rock Album of the Year).

Broadcasting pioneer Fred Sherratt received the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award. The former Vice Chair and CEO of CHUM Limited helped build the organization into one of the nation’s leading media conglomerates.

Sarah McLachlan celebrates her 20th year in music with the win of her 9th Juno, the 2009 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award, which recognizes her outstanding contributions to charities and organizations at home and internationally.

Winners for the Jazz and Blues categories were also announced at last night’s ceremony, with the winners listed below:

2009 JUNO AWARD WINNERS / Non-Broadcast List

Vocal Jazz Album of the Year
Lucky Molly Johnson (A440 *Universal)

Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year

Embracing Voices Jane Bunnett (EMI)

Traditional Jazz Album of the Year
Second Time Around Oliver Jones ( Justin Time *Fusion III)

Blues Album of the Year
Ramblin’ Son Julian Fauth (Electro-Fi *Outside)

for the complete list of Juno Awards handed out during last night’s ceremony, visit www.junoawards.ca

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