Living Arts Centre, Mississauga
Friday, April 23

International Instrumentalist of the Year
Rick Braun
George Benson
Euge Groove
Jessy J
Boney James
Peter White

International Vocalist of the Year
George Benson
Spencer Day
Will Downing
Melody Gardot
Norah Jones
Vanessa Williams

International Group/Duo of the Year
Marc Antoine/Paul Brown
East Bay Soul
(Greg Adams, Michael Paulo, Johnnie Bamont, Brian Allen, Evan Stone, Johnny Sandoval, James Wirrick, Lee Thornburg, Joey Navarro, Tom Bowes, Sean Holt, Darryl Walker)
Pieces of a Dream
(James Lloyd, Curtis Harmon, David Dyson, Rohn Lawrence, Eddie Baccus, Jr)
(Jeff Kashiwa, Russ Freeman, Dave Karasony, Bill Heller, Rico Belled)
Sax Pack
(Steve Cole, Kim Waters, Jeff Kashiwa)

Female Vocalist of the Year
Irene Marc
Ali Matthews
Sophie Milman
Johanna Sillanpaa
Carol Welsman

Male Vocalist of the Year
Michael Buble
Matt Dusk
Rik Emmett
Michael Kaeshammer
Chris Smith
Haydain Neale (Jacksoul)

Guitarist/Bass Guitarist of the Year
Rich Brown
Jesse Cook
Johannes Linstead
Robert Michaels
Robert Tardik

Wind Instrumentalist of the Year
Demo Cates
Carson Freeman
Darren Rahn
Jon Stewart
Alexander Zonjic

Keyboardist/Pianist of the Year
Don Breithaupt
Eddie Bullen
Rob DeBoer
Stan Fomin
Michael Kaeshammer

Album of the Year
Jesse Cook – Rumba Foundation (EMI Music Canada)
Four80East – Roll On (Native Language)
Groove Kings – Blood Red (Independent)
Darren Rahn – Talk of the Town (Nugroove Records)
Alexander Zonjic – Doin’ the D (Heads Up International)

Drummer/Percussionist of the Year
Dave Campion
Davide Direnzo
Steve Heathcote
Tony Grace
Mark McLean

Best Original Composition
Blood Red – Howard Forman
Wouldn’t Change a Thing – James Bryan McCollum and Matthew Marston
Isabelle – Michael Kaeshammer, Ron Lopata, Andrea Kaziol, Joel Parisien
Roll On – Tony Grace and Rob DeBoer
Talk of the Town – Darren Rahn

Group/Duo of the Year
Cates-Fomin Project
Groove Kings
Sillan & Young
Strung Out Troubadours
( Rik Emmett and Dave Dunlop)

BMO Broadcaster of the Year
Ted Hasiuk
Cameron Smith
Alexander Zonjic

For more information, visit: www.smoothjazznow.com/canadian_smooth_jazz_awards.htm

Rik is taking a hiatus from touring. Any updates will be posted here as soon as they are available.