Professor of Saxophone Chris Mitchell is nominated for an East Coast Music Award.
The saxophonist and jazz educator is nominated with his band Tonic in the category of best jazz recording. Other members of Tonic drummer Dave Burton, bassist Jamie Gatti and the late Doug Riley.
Tonic's self-titled collection of contemporary jazz, funk and fusion tunes will duke it out with "Nova Scotia's most outrageous party band" Gypsophilia and its debut CD, Minor Hope. Gypsophilia has several Dal music alumni in the group, including Gina Burgess, Dani Oore, and Adam Fine.
Other ECMA nominees with Dalhousie connections include Dal student Chelsea Nisbett, nominated for her debut album New Beginnings in the categories of African-Canadian recording and gospel recording. Kinesiology grad Rose Cousins is nominated for her first full-length album If You Were For Me in the female solo recording and folk recording categories. Sloan, featuring Dal grad Chris Murphy, is nominated for its DVD, Keepin' the tour alive.
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