2021 JUNO Award Nominees For Jazz Features Diana Krall, Andy Milne, Laila Biali, Brandi Disterheft, Rachel Therrien, and More

Canada’s most prominent music awards, the JUNO Awards,  announced their 2021 nominees.  The winners will be awarded the JUNO on May 16th of this year and will be televised on CBC.  Each year the JUNO Awards presents nominees in several jazz categories.  Notable nominees this year include jazz vocalists Diana Krall and Laila Biali.  In addition, pianist Andy Milne and Unison received a nomination for Jazz Group. Receiving the nomination for the album, The reMission.

Bassist and vocalist, Brandi Disterheft, received a Jazz Group nomination for the album, Brandi Disterheft Trio with George Coleman – Surfboard. The album featured a collaboration with the legendary saxophonist and NEA Jazz Master, George Coleman.

The three JUNO 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:

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Diana Krall
Vocal Jazz Album of the Year

Diana Krall – This Dream of You

Laila Biali – Out of Dust

Matt Dusk – Sinatra

Sammy Jackson – With You

Sophie Day – Clémence

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Rachel Therrien
Jazz Album of the Year: Solo

Andrés Vial – Gang of Three

Elmer Ferrer – Básico, No Básico y Dirigido

Jocelyn Gould – Elegant Traveler

Junior Santos – Conpambiche

Rachel Therrien – VENA

Andy Milne & Unison – Andy Milne
Andy Milne and Unison
Jazz Album of the Year: Group

Andy Milne and Unison – The reMission

Brandi Disterheft Trio with George Coleman – Surfboard

Emie R Roussel Trio – Rythme de passage

Florian Hoefner Trio – First Spring

Pat LaBarbera / Kirk MacDonald Quintet – Trane of Thought, Live at the Rex

The full list of nominees for all Juno Awards categories are available here: 2021 Juno Awards Nominees

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