Some of the biggest names in Canadian jazz will be recognized during this year’s Juno Awards weekend in London — but it’s the up-and-comers that are worth a closer look.

Highly acclaimed singers Diana Krall, Holly Cole, Diana Panton and even Tony Bennett bring their star power to the vocal jazz album of the year category, while prolific players Robi Botos and Renee Rosnes look to add to their trophy cabinets in the solo category for jazz album of the year. Molly Johnson has crossed over into the adult contemporary category with her sixth studio album Meaning to Tell Ya, and David Braid is up for classical album of the year for his choral piece Corona Divinae Misericordiae.

But there are also several newer and smaller names who are making their own buzz in the Canadian jazz world, and they each make a compelling case for walking away with an award at Saturday’s gala. Here are five nominees to keep an eye on.