2019 JUNO Award Nominees For Jazz Features Diana Krall, Rene Rosnes, Laila Biali, Robi Botas, and Holly Cole

Canada’s most prominent music awards, the Juno Awards,  announced their 2019 nominees today.  The winners will be awarded the Juno on March 17th of this year.  Each year the Juno Awards presents nominees in several jazz categories.  Notable nominees this year includes jazz vocalists Laila Biali and Holly Cole.  In addition, pianists Robi Botas makes an appearance for his album, Old Soul and Rene Rosnes for her album, Beloved of the Sky.

Among the many star names in the pop world, such as Michael Bublé, Maroon 5, Avril Lavigne, and Shawn Mendes, are several nominees in three specific jazz categories.  The three jazz categories are Vocal Jazz Album of the Year, Jazz Album of the Year: Solo, and Jazz Album of the Year: Group.  The biggest names on the list of nominees in jazz are Diana Krall and Tony Bennett for their duet album, Love Is Here To Stay.

Here is the full list of nominees in the three jazz categories:

Diana Krall & Tony Bennett

Vocal Jazz Album of the Year

Diana Krall & Tony Bennett – Love Is Here To Stay
Diana Panton – solstice/equinox
Holly Cole – Holly
Jodi Proznick ft. Laila Biali – Sun Songs
Laila Biali – Laila Biali

Renee Rosnes



Jazz Album of the Year: Solo

Alexis Baro – Sandstorm 
Alison Young – So Here We Are
Larnell Lewis – In the Moment
Renee Rosnes – Beloved of the Sky
Robi Botos – Old Soul

Allison Au



Jazz Album of the Year: Group

Allison Au Quartet – Wander Wonder
Andrew Rathbun Large Ensemble – Atwood Suites 
Andy Milne & Dapp Theory – The Seasons of Being
Liebman/Murley Quartet – Live at U of T
Quinsin Nachoff’s Flux – Path of Totality

The full list of nominees for all Juno Awards categories are available here: 2019 Juno Awards Nominees

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