Juno Award for Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year

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The Juno Award for Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year was presented as recognition each year for the best contemporary jazz album in Canada. It was first presented in 1994, after the Juno Awards split the former award for Best Jazz Album into separate categories for contemporary and traditional jazz,[1] and was discontinued after 2014, when the traditional and contemporary jazz categories were replaced with new categories for Jazz Album - Solo and Jazz Album - Group.

Winners[edit]

Best Contemporary Jazz Album (1994 – 1999)[edit]

Year Winner(s) Album Nominees Ref.
1994 Holly Cole Trio Don't Smoke in Bed [2]
1995 Jim Hillman and The Merlin Factor The Merlin Factor [3]
1996 Neufeld-Occhipinti Jazz Orchestra NOJO
1997 Joe Sealy Africville Suite
1998 Metalwood Metalwood
1999 Metalwood Metalwood 2

Best Contemporary Jazz Album – Instrumental (2000 – 2002)[edit]

Year Winner(s) Album Nominees Ref.
2000 D. D. Jackson ...so far
2001 François Carrier Trio Compassion
2002 François Bourassa Trio and André Leroux Live

Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year (2003 – present)[edit]

Year Winner(s) Album Nominees Ref.
2003 Richard Underhill Tales from the Blue Lounge
2004 Great Uncles of the Revolution Blow the House Down
2005 Hilario Durán Trio New Danzon
2006 Jane Bunnett Radio Guantánamo (Guantánamo Blues Project Vol. 1)
2007 Hilario Durán and His Latin Jazz Big Band From the Heart
2008 The Chris Tarry Group Almost Certainly Dreaming
2009 Jane Bunnett Embracing Voices
2010 Charles Spearin The Happiness Project
2011 Christine Jensen Jazz Orchestra Treelines
2012 Phil Dwyer Orchestra feat. Mark Fewer Changing Seasons
2013 Joel Miller Swim
2014 Christine Jensen Jazz Orchestra Habitat

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Quirky mix of nominees for 1994 Junos". The Globe and Mail, February 9, 1994.
  2. ^ "Quirky mix of nominees for 1994 Junos". The Globe and Mail, February 9, 1994.
  3. ^ "Juno categories make unlikely bedfellows". Edmonton Journal, March 19, 1995.