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CBC Manitoba: 2 U of M faculty among Manitoba artists nominated for 2022 Juno Awards

March 3, 2022 — 

As CBC reports: Among Manitobans nominated for Junos announced Tuesday include two Winnipeg-based artists in the jazz album of the year (solo) category — an award won last year by jazz guitarist Jocelyn Gould, who is also from Winnipeg.

Pianist Will Bonness and saxophonist Jon Gordon are both faculty members in the Desautels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba. 

Bonness’s album Change of Plans features Gould on vocals, as well as fellow nominee Gordon on sax. It features five original compositions, as well as a version of the Smashing Pumpkins’ Bullet with Butterfly Wings.

Bonness also plays piano on Gordon’s album, Stranger than Fiction. 

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