Juno Award nominations announced

The 46th Juno Award nominations have been announced in Toronto, with music pioneer, the late Leonard Cohen receiving nominations for Album of the Year, Artist of the Year, Alternative Adult Album of the Year and Songwriter of the Year.

Vocal Jazz Album of the Year
Amanda Tosoff – Words
Barbra Lica – I’m Still Learning
Bria Skonberg – Bria
Heather Bambrick – You’ll Never Know
Matt Dusk & Florence K – Quiet Nights

Jazz Album of the Year – Solo
Brandi Disherheft – Blue Canvas
Mike Janzen – Nudging Forever
Renee Rosnes – Written in the Rocks
Seamus Blake – Superconductor
Shirantha Beddage – Momentum

Jazz Album of the Year – Group
Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society – Real Enemies
Dave Young Quintet – One Way Up
Quinsin Nachoff’s Flux– Flux
Metalwood – Twenty
Order of Canada Band – Sweet Canadiana

Instrumental Album of the Year
Blitz // Berlin – Movements 1
David Braid – Flow
Pugs and Crows and Tony Wilson – Everyone Knows Everyone
Sarah Neufled – The Ridge
The Fretless – Bird’s Nest

World Music Album of the Year
Lorraine Klaasen – Nouvelle Journée
Nomadica – Dance of the Infidels
Okavango African OrchestraOkavango African Orchestra
Sultans of StringSubcontinental Drift
Turkwaz – Nazar

Meanwhile, Diana Panton also picked up a nomination for Children’s Album of the Year for I Believe in Little Things, and Jill and Matt Barber are nominated for Contemporary Roots Album of the Year for The Family Album.

Senior Arts Editor Mark Wigmore spoke to a couple of the nominees.