The MOBO Awards (an acronym for Music of Black Origin) were established in 1996 by Kanya King. They are held annually in the United Kingdom to recognize artists of any race or nationality performing music of black origin. Krall has one nominated.
The National Jazz Awards, presented by Galaxie, CBC’s Continuous Music Network, Slaight Communications and generously supported by FACTOR, has confirmed that the hosts of this year’s National Jazz Awards are Tim Tamashiro, an artist in his own right and weekend host of CBC Radio’s Tonic and Karen Gordon, a modern day renaissance woman – in demand as writer, radio host, film reviewer and media trainer but probably first and foremost a music lover.
The Oasis Contemporary Jazz Awards (Oasis Music Awards) are presented annually to recognize achievement in the Smooth Jazz Music format as well as Jazz Fusion and other sectors of the Contemporary Jazz genre. The award categories are similar in nature to the Grammys, American Music Awards, Country Music Association Awards, etc. Awards are given for Song of the Year, CD of the Year, Male and Female Artist of the Year, etc. Also, an award is presented to the player of the year on sax, piano, drums, bass, guitar, etc.
The SOCAN (the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada) is the Canadian copyright collective for the right to communicate to the public and publicly perform musical works. SOCAN administers these rights on behalf of its members (composers, lyricists, songwriters, and their publishers) and those of affiliated international organizations by licensing the use of their music in Canada.