How many Humber Music alumni and faculty does it take to receive JUNO nominations?

Twenty-two, apparently.

Represented in 12 categories, the Humber College nominees are as follows:

Jazz Album of the Year: Solo

Shirantha Beddage, Momentum 
Shirantha is a Humber faculty member and alumnus. His band includes Humber faculty Mike Downes (bass) and Mark Kelso (drums).

Brandi Disterheft, Blue Canvas 
Brandi is Humber alumna. This is her third JUNO nomination.

Mike Janzen, Nudging Forever 
Band personnel includes Humber alumnus Kevin Turcotte (flugelhorn) and Humber alumnus and faculty member Larnell Lewis (drums).

Vocal Jazz Album of the Year

Amanda Tosoff, Words 
Amanda is a Humber faculty member. Her band includes Humber faculty members Jon Maharaj (bass) and Rebekah Wolkstein (violin). Words was mixed by Humber faculty member Andrew Mullin and mastered by Steve Bellamy, the dean of Humber’s School of Creative & Performing Arts.

Matt Dusk & Florence K, Quiet Nights 
Arranged and produced by Humber faculty member Shelly Berger.

Jazz Album of the Year: Group

Dave Young Quintet, One Way Up 
Band personnel includes Humber alumnus Kevin Turcotte. Produced by Humber faculty member Roberto Occhipinti.

Order of Canada Band, Sweet Canadiana
Band personnel includes Humber faculty members Shirantha Beddage, Alex Dean, Al Kay, Humber Community Music faculty member Tara Davidson and Humber alumni John Johnson, Christian Overton, Terry Promane and Steve Butterworth.

Contemporary Roots Album of the Year

Matthew Barber and Jill Barber, The Family Album 
Humber faculty member Drew Jurecka played violin, mandolin and bass clarinet, as well as co-producing the album. 

World Music Album of the Year

Nomadica, Dance of the Infidels 
Band personnel includes Humber faculty member Drew Jurecka on violin and alto sax.

Adult Contemporary Album of the Year

Chantal Kreviazuk, Hard Sail 
Band personnel includes Humber faculty member Drew Jurecka (violin/viola) and Rebekah Wolkstein (violin). 

Songwriter of the Year

Donovan Woods, “What Kind of Love is That”
Humber faculty member Drew Jurecka wrote, performed and engineered the session for the string arrangement.

Adult Alternative Album of the Year

Andy Shauf, The Party 
Band personnel includes Humber alumnus Colin Nealis on strings.

The JUNO Awards take place April 2 in Ottawa.