Seven Capilano University alumni up for Juno Awards (plus two instructors)

Seven Capilano University jazz alumni and two faculty members have been nominated for 2017 Juno Awards.

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Seven Capilano University jazz alumni and two faculty members have been nominated for 2017 Juno Awards.

Bria Skonberg and Amanda Tosoff are nominated for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year, with drummer Morgan Childs playing on Tosoffs album, Words, and saxophonist Evan Arntzen, on Bria. The album Everyone Knows Everyone by Pugs & Crows, which includes CapU alumni Cole Schmidt, Russell Sholberg and Catherine Toren, is nominated for Instrumental Album of the Year. Jazz instructor Brad Turner is nominated as a member of Metalwood for Jazz Album of the Year: Group for Twenty. Warren Dean Flandez, Arts & Entertainment Management instructor, is nominated for Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year for Eternally Grateful.

The nominees were announced earlier this month and the awards will be handed out during Juno Week, March 27 to April 2, in Ottawa, with the award show airing April 2.

Jared Burrows, Jazz Studies coordinator and instructor, says "the news of the multiple nominations for members of CapU's community inspires and motivates current students to pursue their dreams."

"It's evidence that we're preparing people to contribute artistically to music at the highest levels," Burrows says.

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