Diana Krall, Michael Bublé, Anciients, Jocelyn Morlock, and Ivan Decker put B.C. in Juno Awards winners circle
Many music fans will be perched in front of the TV on Sunday night for the Juno Awards.
But at a gala dinner in Vancouver tonight, several winners were announced the evening before the main event.
And some B.C.-raised musicians and one comedian were among those who took home a statue.
Nanaimo-born and -raised Diana Krall won the Juno for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year for Turn Up the Quiet. She was also honoured with the Jack Richardson Producer of the Year Award.
Burnaby crooner Michael Bublé captured his 13th Juno Award, this time for Contemporary Album of the Year for Nobody But Me.
He'll be hosting the Juno Awards tomorrow night on CBC TV.
Tonight, Vancouver-based Anciients took the Juno for Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year for Voice of the Void.
Vancouver's Ivan Decker's I Wanted to Be a Dinosaur is the Juno Award winner for Comedy Album of the Year. Another nominee in this category was Vancouver comedian Charlie Demers for Fatherland.
The Juno for Best Classical Composition went to Jocelyn Morlock for "My Name Is Amanda Todd". She's the composer in residence with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
Another musician with ties to Vancouver, Grimes, won the Juno for Video of the Year for Venus Fly Ft. Janelle Monae". She attended a protest today outside the Kinder Morgan gates but couldn't be at tonight's event because she is feeling ill.
And Lights, who spends part of the year in Vancouver, won the Juno for Pop Album of the Year for Skin & Earth.
Other Juno Award winners tonight included A Tribe Called Red, which won as Group of the Year.
Gord Downie and Kevin Drew won the Songwriter of the Year Juno. Downie also won the Juno for Adult Alternative Album of the Year for Introduce Yerself.
Shawn Mendes won the Juno for Single of the Year for "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back".
The Electronic Album of the Year Jno went to Rezz for Mass Manipulation. And Nick Fiorucci won the Juno for Dance Recording of the Year for Closer Ft. Laurell.
The Beaches was named the Breakthrough Group of the Year, with the award being presented by Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly.
Country Album of the Year was given to the James Barker Band for Game On. And the Rock Album of the Year winnner was The Glorious Sons for Young Beauties and Fools.
Daniel Bélanger won for Francophone Album of the Year for Palmona, and the Juno for International Album of the Year went to Kendrick Lamar's Damn.
Buffy Sainte-Marie's Medicine Songs took the Juno for Indigenous Music Album of the Year. Alvvays' Antisocialites was named the Alternative Album of the Year.
First Day Of My Life won the Juno for Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the year for The Color.
The Juno for Instrumental Album of the Year went to Stubborn Persistent Illusions for Do Make Say Think.
The Reggae Recording of the Year was Greater, by Kirk Diamond. And Bruce Cockburn won for Contemporary Roots Album of the Year for Bone on Bone.
Traditional Roots Album of the Year was won by The Dead South's Illusion & Doubt.
The Blues Album of the Year was Monkey Junk's Time to Roll.
Kobo Town won the Juno for World Music Album of the Year for Where the Galleon Sank.
Jazz Album of the Year went to David Braid, Mike Murley, Anders Mogensen, and Johnny Aman for The North. Jazz Album of the Year: Solo was given to Mike Downes for Root Structure.
The Juno for Classical Album of the Year: Solo or Chamber was given to Janina Fialkowska for Chopin Recital 3.
Jan Lisiecki with NDR Elphilharmonie Orchester won the Juno for Classical Album of the Year: Large Ensemble for Chopin: Works for Piano & Orchestra.
Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral went to Crazy Girl Crazy, by Barbara Hannigan with the Ludwig Orchestra.
Fred Penner's Hear the Music won the Juno for Children's Album of the Year.
Riley Bell was named Recording Engineer of the Year. And the Juno for Album Artwork of the Year went to Marianne Collins, Ian Ilavsky, and Steve Farmer for Do Make Say Think's Stubborn Persistent Illusions.
Jim Cuddy won the MusiCounts Inspired Minds Ambassador Award; Denise Donlon won the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award, and Gary Slaight won the Humanitarian Award.