2014 | Traditional Jazz Album of the Year | Carn Davidson 9 | | The JUNO Awards

The Carn Davidson 9 was formed at the beginning of 2011 as a collaborative project between JUNO Award nominated trombonist William Carn and saxophonist Tara Davidson. As leaders of their own small jazz groups, Carn and Davidson have each released three CDs, all entirely comprised of their own original material. This collaborative project is an opportunity for both artists to re-imagine their compositions for this chamber jazz instrumentation, shining new perspective on their existing repertoire. This nine-piece chordless ensemble utilizes its seven horns as both melodic and harmonic devices, anchored by bass and drums. The Carn Davidson 9’s unique sound is made stronger by an all-star line-up of prominent Canadian artists who are all exceptional ensemble players as well as outstanding soloists. In the fall of 2012, the group released their debut recording, 9, on Toronto’s Addo Records.