News Releases - 2005
Canada Council-funded artists receive 59 JUNO nominations
Ottawa, Feb. 10, 2005 – Musicians and groups supported by the Canada Council for the Arts have received a total of 59 nominations for the 2005 JUNO Awards, to be held in Winnipeg later this year.
A total of 54 artists or groups who have received Canada Council funding at some point in their careers were nominated, with some garnering more than one nomination, including Diana Krall, who received a total of six Canada Council grants in the 1980s and 1990s. Other JUNO nominees who have received Canada Council support include, Jane Bunnett, Angela Hewitt, Measha Brueggergosman, the Wailin’ Jennys, autorickshaw, Taima, and the the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. Thirteen of the albums nominated for this year’s JUNOs were directly funded by the Specialized Music Sound Recording Program, a Canada Council-administered program of the Canada Music Fund.
Canada Council-supported artists or groups:
- Were nominated in 20 of 39 categories
- Represent three of the five nominees for:
- Vocal Jazz Album
- Children's Album
- Represent four of the five nominees in the nominees in:
- Contemporary Jazz
- Aboriginal Recording
- Roots & Traditional Album - Solo
- World Music Album
- Represent all five of the nominees in:
- Traditional Jazz Album
- Classical Album: Solo or Chamber
- Classical Album: Large Ensemble
- Classical Composition
- Roots & Traditional Album – Group
For more information about the Canada Council’s support of JUNO-nominated artists, contact Russell Kelley, Head of the Canada Council’s Music Section, at (613) 556-4414, ext. 4241 or
1-800-263-5588, ext. 4241.
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