Caity Gyorgy, Ernesto Cervini, Luis Deniz and the Ostara Project are among the Canadian jazz musicians nominated for Juno Awards this year.
The list of nominees for the 52nd annual Juno Awards also includes Renee Rosnes, Diana Panton, Lauren Falls, Rafael Zaldivar, Mark Kelso & the Jazz Exiles, the Carn Davidson 9, the Florian Hoefner Trio and BADBADNOTGOOD.
Angelique Francis, Crystal Shawanda and Spencer Mackenzie are some of the artists up for blues album of the year. Shakura S’Aida, who was nominated in the category in 2013, is now up for contemporary roots album of the year.
Michael Bublé adds to his long list of Juno nominations with nods for both artist of the year and adult contemporary album of the year.
Other nominations for members of the country’s jazz scene include Canadian Brass for instrumental album of the year, and a second nod for BADBADNOTGOOD for traditional R&B/soul recording.
The 52nd annual Juno Awards will take place at Rogers Place in Edmonton on March 13, hosted by actor Simu Liu for the second consecutive year. Performances will include Nickelback, Alexisonfire, AP Dhillon, Aysanabee and Banx & Ranx.
Here are all the 2023 nominees in the Junos’ jazz and blues categories.
Vocal Jazz Album of the Year
Caity Gyorgy – Featuring
Diana Panton – blue
Laura Anglade and Sam Kirmayer – Venez donc chez moi
Nikki Yanofsky – Nikki by Starlight
The Ostara Project – The Ostara Project
Jazz Album of the Year: Solo
Ernesto Cervini – Joy
Lauren Falls – A Little Louder Now
Luis Deniz – El Tinajon
Rafael Zaldivar – Rumba
Renee Rosnes – Kinds of Love
Jazz Album of the Year: Group
Andrew Rathbun Quintet – Semantics
BADBADNOTGOOD – Talk Memory
Carn Davidson 9 – The History of Us
Florian Hoefner Trio – Desert Bloom
Mark Kelso & the Jazz Exiles – The Dragon’s Tail
Blues Album of the Year
Angelique Francis – Long River
Crystal Shawanda – Midnight Blues
Harrison Kennedy – Thanks for Tomorrow
Spencer Mackenzie – Preach to My Soul
The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer – Live at the King Eddy