Congrats to the winners and nominees at the 2018 Junos.
If you missed the event, or you want to bask in the glory again, you can watch it here:
To recap, the Jazz categories and its nominees were:
Jazz Album of the year (Solo)
Bassist Mike Downes was a winner again this past weekend. He first won a Juno in 2014 for the recording Ripple Effect. The new album is Root Structure, featuring an all-star cast of musicians.
Mike was joined in the Solo jazz category by:
Hilario Durán – Contumbao
Ralph Bowen – Ralph Bowen
Brad Cheeseman – The Tide Turns
Chet Doxas – Rich in Symbols
Jazz Album of the Year (Group)
The 2018 nominees was a varied and talented collection of groups. All were deserving, but the Juno went to David Braid, Mike Murley, Anders Mogensen & Johnny Aman with The North.
Their fellow nominees included
Andrew Downing’s Otterville – Otterville
Carn Davidson 9 – Murphy
Ernesto Cervini’s Turboprop – Rev
Christine & Ingrid Jensen – Infinitude
Jazz Vocal Album of the Year
Diana Krall was certainly the big jazz story this past weekend, accepting the Juno for Vocal Album of the year for Turn up the Quiet, and also the Jack Richardson Producer of the Year Award. She spoke eloquently about her legendary late co-producer, Tommy Lipuma, who passed away a year ago.
Diana’s fellow nominees included
Matt Dusk – Old School Yule
Bria Skonberg – With A Twist
Kellylee Evans – Come On
Michael Kaeshammer – No Filter
And for good measure, watch Diana Krall’s and Michael Bublé duet of Nat ‘King’ Cole’s “L-O-V-E.”