Brad Turner Receives Three Nominations at the 2008 National Jazz Awards


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Brad Turner receives three nominations at the 2008 National Jazz Awards!

Thursday, February 8, 2008 (Vancouver, BC) - The National Jazz awards have released its list of nominees and we are proud to announce that our very own Brad Turner has received nominations in the following three categories; Trumpeter of The Year, Instrumentalist of The Year (all instruments) and Producer of the Year.

Juno award winning Brad Turner is one of Canada's most prominent, prolific and in-demand jazz artists and musician. Based in Vancouver, Brad is known mainly for his trumpet playing, but is proficient on three instruments -- trumpet, piano and drums -- and has recently been gaining more recognition as a world class composer and producer.

His latest recording “Small Wonder" released Oct 30 on the respected jazz label Maximum Jazz and distributed by EMI Music has been hailed by critics as a complete album as you will hear with great sound, great playing, great compositions.

DownBeat Magazine recently awarded the album 3.5 stars! Cory Weeds of the Scene goes on to state “it's hard to pick a highlight on this record. It touches so many aspects of what makes a great jazz record. This is a must have. You will not be disappointed!"

The 2008 National Jazz Awards will be held in Toronto on April 8th and the Voting Booth is now open! Visit nationaljazzawards.com/ the official NJA website and put your support behind your favouirte artist, group or album! VOTE NOW!

About the National Jazz Awards:
The National Jazz Awards Canada was created by pianist, composer and publisher Bill King, in an effort to fill the void in the jazz continuum. “Now, more than ever, Canadian Jazz artists have an enormous influence on the world stage and are contributing greatly to the genre", says Bill King. “The National Jazz Awards were created to honour these achievements at home."

The National Jazz Awards winners, chosen by the public via a national on-line voting system will be honoured April 8th at an exclusive gala taking place at Toronto's Palais Royale.

About Maximum Jazz:
The newly minted Maximum Music Group Inc is an award winning label and management company based in Vancouver, Canada and this young company has gone on to become an industry leader of discovering new and innovative ways to connect, promote and deliver artists and their music to the world; recently exemplified by the launch of the highly successful online music website www.mymaxcast.com - a music community and content aggregator providing valuable marketing resources and support for artists from around the world.

Maximum's artists and projects are distrbuted by EMI Music Canada and have been recognized with:

6 Juno Awards
7 National Jazz Awards
6 Western Canadian Music Awards
5 Canadian “Indie" Music Awards

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