National Jazz Awards nominees announced

The nominees for the 2009 National Jazz Awards have been announced.

Drummer of the Year
Terry Clarke
Barry Romberg
Ted Warren
Dylan VanDer Schyff
Joel Haynes

Bassist of the Year
Jim Vivian
Neil Swainson
Michel Donato
Jodi Proznik
Roberto Occhipinti
Don Thompson

Guitarist of the Year
Reg Schwager
Lorne Lofsky
David Occhipinti
Ted Quinlan
Bill Coon

Keyboardist of the Year
David Restivo
Robi Botos
Chris Donnelly
David Braid
Oliver Jones

Trombonist of the Year
William Carn
Terry Promane
Darren Sigesmund
Russ Little
Hugh Fraser

Trumpeter of the Year
Kevin Turcotte
Brad Turner
John McLeod
Guido Basso
Lena Allemano

Saxophonist of the Year
Phil Dywer
Mike Murley
Quinsin Nachoff
Pat LaBarbera
Kelly Jefferson

Clarinetist of the Year
James Danderfer
Phil Nimmons
Bob DeAngelis
Quinsin Nachoff
Matthieu Belanger
Sasha Boychuk
Tom Colclough

Violinist of the Year
Hugh Marsh
Drew Jureka
Lenny Solomon
Jesse Zubot
Anne Lindsay
Mireille Proulx

Instrumentalist of the Year (All Instruments)
Phil Dwyer
Brad Turner
Hugh Fraser
Don Thompson
Ross Taggart
Roberto Occhipinti
Peggy Lee
George Koller
Robi Botos
Jane Bunnett

Female Vocalist of the Year
Diana Panton
Melody Diachun
Molly Johnson
Elizabeth Sheperd
Emilie-Claire Barlow

Male Vocalist of the Year
Joe Coughlin
Denzal Sinclaire
DK Ibomeka
George Evans
John Alcorn

Arranger of the Year
John McLeod
Phil Dwyer
Rob McConnell
Hilario Duran
Roberto Occhipinti
Don Thompson

SOCAN Composer of the Year
Hilario Duran
Roberto Occhipinti
Don Thompson
Lina Allemano
David Braid

Acoustic Band of the Year
Brad Turner Quartet
Davidson/Murley/Braid Quintet
Don Thompson Quartet
Francois Bourassa Quartet

Electric Band of the Year
Chris Tarry
The Inhabitants
Random Access
Sisters Euclid

Jazz Label of the Year
Cellar Live
Justin Time

Jazz Recording of the Year
Diana Panton – “If the Moon Turns Green”
Chris Donnelly – “Solo”
Joel Haynes/Seamus Blake – “Transitions”
Cory Weeds “Big Weeds”
Don Thompson “For Kenny Wheeler”

Musician of the Year
Phil Dywer
Hilario Duran
Roberto Occhipinti
Oliver Jones
Don Thompson

Latin Jazz Artist of the Year
Hilario Duran
David Virelles
Jane Bunnett
Luis Mario Ochoa
Amanda Martinez
Eliana Cuevas

Broadcaster of the Year
Katie Malloch
Len Dobbin
Larry Green
Walter Venafro
Jaymz Bee
Heather Bambrick

Jazz Festival of the Year

Journalist of the Year
Mark Miller
Andrew Scott
Len Dobbin
Peter Hum
James Hale

Producer of the Year
Peter Cardinali
Roberto Occhipinti
Corey Weeds
Jim West
Brad Turner

Paul Hoeffler Jazz Photographer of the Year
Roger Humbert
Brian Naimer
Greg King
Len Dobbin
Barry Thompson
Don Vickery

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