Kalle Mattson, Angela Hewitt, Souljazz Orchestra among Juno nominees
2016 Juno Awards to be held in Calgary on April 3
Ottawa-based musicians known for heavy metal, classical and folk-pop are among the nominees for the 2016 Juno Awards.
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Ottawa-based KalleMattson is nominated for Video of the Year for his song "Avalanche," along with Toronto-based cinematographer Philip Sportel. The pair recreates 35 classic album covers in the video.
F--k the Facts, a band that counts Gatineau, Ottawa and Cambridge as its hometowns, is nominated for Heavy Metal Album of the Year for Desire Will Rot.
The Souljazz Orchestra, a band based in Ottawa, is nominated for World Music Album of the Year for Resistance.
Ottawa-born pianist Angela Hewitt is nominated for Classical Album of the Year: Solo or Chamber Ensemble for Liszt: Piano Sonata & Sonnets.
The band Esmerine, which has some roots in Wakefield, Que., is nominated for Recording Package of the Year for its album Lost Voices.
And Half Moon Run, a Montreal-based trio with roots in Ottawa, is nominated for Breakthrough Group of the Year.
The 2016 Juno Awards take place in Calgary on April 3.