The 2017 Juno Awards Nominees were just announced and we have a list here of the Classical and Jazz nominations. There are even a few Winnipeg connections!

The 2017 Juno Awards are taking place in Ottawa from March 27th - April 2nd, with the Gala Awards Ceremony being broadcast live on Sunday, April 2nd from The Canadian Tire Centre. While the Classical & Jazz categories are rarely a focal point for the ceremony, at Classic 107 we are very proud to report that many of the recording listed below have been part of OUR playlist for over a year. We are sure that you have heard them many times, so maybe you can be your own judge!


Here are the nominees:

Classical Album of the Year: Solo or Chamber Ensemble
Schubert: Sonatas and Impromptus, Janina Fialkowska
Overtures to Bach, Matt Haimovitz
Brahms: String Quartets, Op. 51 NOS. 1 & 2, New Orford String Quartet
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, OP. 71 TH14, Stewart Goodyear
Beethoven, Enescu & Chopin: Works for Piano (Live), Charles Richard-Hamelin

Classical Album of the Year: Large Ensemble or Soloist(s) with Large Ensemble Accompaniment
Beethoven Symphony No. 9, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir
Poulenc: Piano Concertos & Aubade, Louis Lortie, Hélène Mercier, BBC Philharmonic
Going Home Star – Truth and Reconciliation, Steve Wood and the Northern Cree Singers, Tanya Tagaq, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (Winnipeg connection)
Schumann, Jan Lisiecki, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Vivaldi: Concertos, Les Violons du Roy & Mathieu Lussier


Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral Performance
L’Aiglon, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Kent Nagano
Dark Star Requiem, Tapestry Opera, Gryphon Trio, Elmer Iseler Singers
Handel Messiah, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, Sir Andrew Davis
Bach: Magnificat BWV 243, Arion Baroque Orchestre, Alexandre Weimann
Four Thousand Winter, Daniel Taylor, The Trinity Choir


Classical Composition of the Year
Going Home Star – Truth and Reconciliation, Christos Hatzis (Winnipeg connection)
The Debrecen Passion, Kati Agócs
Immersion, Jordan Nobles
And I need a room to receive five thousand people with raised glasses…or…what a glorious day, the birds are singing “halleluia”, Ana Sokolović
Dark Star Requiem, Andrew Staniland


Vocal Jazz Album of the Year
Quiet Nights, Matt Dusk & Florence K
You’ll Never Know, Heather Bambrick
I’m Still Learning, Barbra Lica
Bria, Bria Skonberg
Words, Amanda Tosoff


Jazz Album of the Year: Solo
Blue Canvas, Brandi Disterheft
Written in the Rocks, Renee Rosnes
Momentum, Shirantha Beddage
Superconductor, Seamus Blake
Nudging Forever, Mike Janzen


Jazz Album of the Year: Group
sponsored by Stingray Music
Real Enemies, Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society
One Way Up, Dave Young Quintet (Winnipeg connection)
Twenty, Metalwood
Flux, Quinsin Nachoff’s FLUX
Sweet Canadiana, Order of Canada Band


For all other nominees and information go to the Juno Awards website.