Toronto, Ontario – The 2018 JUNO Awards include nominations for projects involving Humber College faculty and alumni from four music and comedy programs – the largest number of programs represented in recent years.

Building on the long history of being recognized by the JUNO Awards, this year, faculty and alumni were involved in 20 projects in 13 categories.

Humber is widely known as a leader in jazz education and as the 2018 JUNO Award nominations show, college faculty and alumni are also skilled in other genres. Humber talent appears on alternative, children’s, R&B/soul, and world music recordings, as well as comedy.

“Having our faculty and alumni recognized and nominated for a variety of JUNO awards shows the talent, leadership and diversity we have across our creative and performing arts programs,” said Chris Whitaker, president, Humber College. “Our students come from all over the world to learn from award-winning and industry-connected faculty who are top performers in their field. Congratulations to all of the Humber nominees. Your students and colleagues are proud of you.”

Humber nominees include Matthew Burnett, Brad Cheeseman, Mike Downes, Hilario Durán, and K. Trevor Wilson. The Carn Davidson 9 and Autorickshaw also include Humber Music faculty. Nominated projects also feature Humber community members as composers, arrangers and engineers. Root Structure, a contender for Jazz Album of the Year: Solo, was released by Addo Records, the label founded by Steve Bellamy, Dean of the School of Creative and Performing Arts.

The 2018 JUNO Awards will be presented on March 24 and 25 in Vancouver, BC.  

Videos of some nominees and information about Creative and Performing Arts at Humber


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