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PROFILE - PRIZES and NOMINATIONS

PROFILE

EFFENDI is an independent jazz label founded in April 1999 by Carole Therrien and Alain Bédard. Today, EFFENDI ranks among the most important jazz labels in Canada. In the space few years EFFENDI has taken its place in the vanguard, helping an increasing number of artists to fulfill their musical projects.

EFFENDI has had the opportunity to work with over 70 percent of Québec's best jazz musicians. The majority of artists on EFFENDI are pillars of their art, bold and resolute musicians, rising stars of jazz. This central core of musicians expands to include some 125 jazz artists of international calibre.

EFFENDI worked with : Frédéric Alarie, Greg Amirault, Steve Amirault, Alain Bédard, Jean-Christophe Béney, Gilles Bernard, Rémi Bolduc, François Bourassa, Michel Côté, Alexandre Côté, Pierre De Bethmann, Michel Donato, Thom Gossage, Christine Jensen, Karl Jannuska, Norman Lachapelle, André Leroux, Yves Léveillé, Frank Lozano, Jocelyn Ménard, Joel Miller, Sylvain Provost, Min Rager, Sage Reynolds, François Richard, Yannick Rieu, John Roney, Joe Sullivan, François Théberge, Baptiste Trotignon, Jean Vanasse, Jean-Pierre Zanella, Coco Zhao to name but a few.

From May 2000 to the present, EFFENDI CDs have received numerous nominations for a number of different prizes such as: OPUS, FÉLIX, JUNO, ECMA, CHOC Jazzman, NJA, Victoires, and Django d'Or, among others. Out of these nominations, 30 were declared winners in their categories.

EFFENDI CDs are produced thanks to funding provided by the artists, SODEC, Musicaction, FACTOR and the Canada Council for the Arts.

EFFENDI also distributes albums by independent labels: Richard Gagnon Productions, Round Records (CA), AGA Records (FRA), Propella Records (QC), L'Institut Sexoacoustical (QC), Altrisuoni (SUI), Mythology Records (US), Waza Productions (CA)

PRIZES and NOMINATIONS

EFFENDI:

Excellence Prize for exportation SODEXPORT - SODEC 2004

Nominated at Excellence Prize for exportation SODEXPORT - SODEC 2003

Nominated has best jazz label of the year in Canada at " National Jazz Awards " 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009



Albums & Concerts
FND139 Emie R. Roussel Trio, Quantum
Felix Prize at ADISQ 2015 album of the year « jazz » (QC)

Elected Creator of the year in the Bas-Saint-Laurent - Le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ)
Elected "Révélation Radio-Canada Musique 2014-2015" for jazz


FND136 Michel Morissette, Nothing Tolouse
Elected album of the years by sortiesJAZZnights.com


FND134 Tevet Sela, Lying Sun
Nominated at Opus Prize, concert of the years “jazz and world music” (QC)


FND131 Yves Léveillé, Essence des bois
Opus Prize 2015, concert of the year “jazz and world music” (QC)
Nominated at Prix Opus 2015, concert of the year “jazz and world music” (QC)
Nominated at ADISQ 2014, album of the year “jazz creation” (QC)


FND130 Jérôme Beaulieu, Chercher l’Équilibre
Felix Price at ADISQ 2014 album of the years “jazz creation” (QC)
Nomination at ADISQ 2014, album of the years “jazz creation”
Elected "Révélation Radio-Canada Musique 2013-2014" for jazz.


FND125 John Roney, St-Henri
Nomination at OPUS Prize 2014, best jazz album of the year (QC)


FND122 Remi Bolduc, Random Masters
OPUS Prize 2013 for best jazz concert of the year (QC)
Nomination at ADISQ 2013, album of the year « jazz création » (QC)



FND121 Sonia Johnson, Charles Biddle, Annie Poulin, Triades
Nomination at ADISQ 2013, album of the year « jazz création » (QC)

Nomination at JUNO 2014, best jazz vocal album of the year (CA)


FND119 Rafael Zaldivar, Drawing
Nomination at OPUS Prize 2013, best jazz album of the year (QC)
Nomination at ADISQ 2013, album of the year « jazz création » (QC)

Nomination at JUNO 2013, best jazz contempory album of the year (CA)


FND118 Jérôme Beaulieu, l’homme sur la lune
Nomination at OPUS Prize 2013, best jazz album of the year (QC)
Elected "Révélation Radio-Canada Musique 2013-2014" for jazz.


FND117 Vincent Gagnon, Himalaya
Nomination at OPUS Prize 2013, best jazz album of the year (QC)


FND115 Alain Bédard, Homo Pugnax
4 stars Jazz magazine (Fr)


FND114 Alexandre Côté, Transition
Nomination at OPUS Prize 2012, best jazz concert of the year (QC)


FND113 Frank Lozano, Destin
Nomination at OPUS Prize 2012, best jazz album of the year (QC)


FND112 Michel Donato, François Bourassa, Frank Lozano, Pierre Tanguay, about Bill Evans
Felix Prize at ADISQ 2011, album of the year « jazz interprétation » (QC)

OPUS Prize 2013 for best jazz album of the year (QC)



FND111 François Bourassa, Idiosyncrasie
Nomination at OPUS Prize 2012, best jazz concert of the year (QC)
Nomination at ADISQ 2011, album of the year « jazz création » (QC)

Nomination at JUNO 2012, best jazz contempory album of the year (CA)


FND109 Marianne Trudel, Espoir et autres pouvoirs
Nomination at ADISQ 2011, album of the year « jazz création » (QC)


FND108 Rémi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble, Hommage à Charlie Parker
Félix Prize at ADISQ 2011, album of the year « jazz interprétation » (QC)



FND109 Marianne Trudel, Espoir et autres pouvoirs
Nomination at ADISQ 2011, album of the year « jazz création » (QC)


FND106 Sonia Johnson, Le carré de nos amours
Nomination at ADISQ 2011, album of the year « jazz création » (QC)



FND105 Jean-Pierre Zanella, Infinito
Nomination at ADISQ 2011, album of the year « jazz création » (QC)



FND104 Samuel Blais, New Angle
Nomination at ADISQ 2011, album of the year « jazz création » (QC)



FND101 Rafael Zaldivar, Life Directions
Elected "Révélation Radio-Canada Musique 2010-2011" for jazz.


FND090 Various artists, Berceuses pour Philou
Felix Prize at ADISQ 2009, instrumental album of the year (QC)


FND089 André Leroux, Corpus Callosum
Nomination at ADISQ 2010, album of the year « jazz creation » (QC)



FND088 Alain Bédard, Bluesy Lunedi
Nomination at ADISQ 2009, album of the year « jazz creation » (QC)

Nomination at Juno Awards 2010, traditionnal jazz album of the year (CA)


FND086 John Roney, Silverbirch (CAC)
Nomination at ADISQ 2009, album of the year « jazz creation » (QC)
Nomination at ADISQ 2009, arranger of the year (QC)
Nomination at Juno Awards 2010, contemporary jazz album of the year (CA)


FND079 François Théberge Group avec Lee Konitz, Soliloque (CAC)
Nomination at OPUS Prize 2007-2008, jazz album of the year (QC)


FND077 Rémi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble, 4+1
Nomination at ADISQ 2008, album of the year « jazz creation » (QC)
Nomination at OPUS Prize 2007-2008, jazz album of the year (QC)


FND076 Jean-Christophe Beney, Pop Up
Nomination at OPUS Prize 2007-2008, jazz album of the year (QC)


FND075 François Bourassa Quartet, Rasstones (CAC)
"Oscar Peterson" Prize at Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2007
OPUS Prize 2007-2008, jazz album of the year (QC)
Nomination at ADISQ 2008, album of the year « jazz creation » (QC)


FND072 Michel Donato, Michel Donato et ses amis européens Volume 2 (CAC)
Nomination at ADISQ 2007, album of the year « jazz creation » (QC)


FND070 Yves Léveillé, Soho (CAC)
Nomination at ADISQ 2007, album of the year « jazz creation » (QC)
Nomination at OPUS Prize 2006-2007, jazz album of the year (QC)


FND066 Jazzlab, Chance Meeting (CAC)
Nomination at OPUS Prize 2006-2007, jazz show of the year (QC)


FND064 Jean-Pierre Zanella, Villa-Lobos Antonio C. Jobim
Nomination at ADISQ 2007, album of the year « jazz interpretation » (QC)
Nomination at ADISQ 2007, arranger of the year (QC)
Nomination at OPUS Prize 2007-2008, jazz album of the year (QC)


FND059 Steve Amirault, Breath (CAC)
OPUS Prize 2005-2006, jazz album of the year (QC)

Nomination at ADISQ 2006, album of the year « jazz creation » (QC)


FND055 - Yannick Rieu, "I" Is Memory (CAC)

Felix Prize at ADISQ 2006, album of the year « jazz creation » (QC)
Nomination at OPUS Prize 2005-2006, jazz album of the year (QC)


FND053 Provost / Lachapelle / Brochu, Live au Va-et-Vient (CAC)
Nomination at ADISQ 2006, album of the year « jazz creation » (QC)
Nomination at OPUS Prize 2005-2006, jazz album of the year (QC)


FND050 Michel Donato, Michel Donato et ses amis européens (CAC)

Nomination at ADISQ 2005, jazz album of the year (QC)


FND046 Joel Miller, Mandala (CAC)

Nomination at ADISQ 2005, jazz album of the year (QC)

Opus Prize 2004-2005, jazz show of the year (QC)




FND044 Effendi Jazzlab, Réunion (CAC)

OPUS Prize 2002-2003, jazz show of the year (QC)

"CHOC Jazzman" of the month, January 2004 (FR)

Nomination at ADISQ 2004, jazz album of the year (QC)

Nomination at OPUS Prize 2003-2004, show of the year in Montréal (QC)

Nomination at OPUS Prize 2003-2004, jazz show of the year (QC)




FND041 Joe Sullivan Big Band, Joe Sullivan Big Band
Nomination at OPUS Prize 2003-2004, jazz album of the year (QC)




FND038 Yves Léveillé, Quantique (CAC)

Nomination at OPUS Prize 2003-2004, jazz album of the year (QC)




FND037 François Théberge, Elenar (CAC)

"CHOC Jazzman" of the month, December 2003 (FR)

Nomination at National Jazz Awards 2003, jazz album of the year (CA)

Nomination at ADISQ 2004, jazz album of the year (QC)

Nomination at OPUS Prize 2003-2004, jazz album of the year (QC)

Nomination at JUNO AWARDS 2005, jazz album of the year (CA)




FND036 François Bourassa, Indefinite Time (CAC)

OPUS Prize 2002-2003, show of the year in Montréal (QC)

OPUS Prize 2002-2003, jazz show of the year (QC)

"CHOC Jazzman" of the month, January 2004 (FR)

Elected "album of the month" by citizenjaz.com, December 2003 (FR)

Nomination at JUNO AWARDS 2004, contemporary jazz album of the year (CA)

Felix Prize at ADISQ 2004, jazz album of the year (QC)

OPUS Prize 2003-2004, jazz album of the year (QC)




FND035 Baptiste Trotignon, Solo

"Victoires de la musique" 2003, new jazz artist of the year (FR)

"Martial Solal" Prize 2003, pianist of the year (FR)

"CHOC Jazzman" of the year 2003, album of the year - public prize (FR)

4 F Télérama, album of the month, December 2003 (FR)

"Disque Émoi" Jazz Magazine, album of the month, March 2003 (FR)




FND034 No Name Jazz Sextet, NNJS 

Elected "Album of the month" by allaboutjazz.com, December 2003 (USA)

Nomination at ADISQ 2004, jazz album of the year (QC)

Nomination at OPUS Prize 2003-2004, jazz album of the year (QC)

Nomination at OPUS Prize 2003-2004, jazz show of the year (QC)




FND032 Pierre de Bethmann, Illium

4 F Télérama, jazz album of the month, June 2003 (FR)

4 stars Jazzman (FR)




FND030 Christine Jensen, A Shorter Distance (CAC)

Nomination at ADISQ 2003, jazz album of the year (QC)

Nomination at OPUS Prize 2002-2003, jazz album of the year (QC)



FND029 Jean-Christophe Béney, Cassiopée

Nomination at Django d'Or 2003, new jazz artist of the year (QC)




FND028 François Théberge 5 featuring Lee Konitz, Music of Konitz

CHOC Jazzman of the year 2002, jazz album of the year (FR)

Lee Konitz elected sax alto of the year 2002 by Down Beat (USA)

Nomination at ADISQ 2003, jazz album of the year (QC)

Nomination at OPUS Prize 2002-2003, jazz album of the year (QC)


FND027 Jean-Pierre Zanella, Mother Tree (CAC)

OPUS Prize 2003, jazz album of the year (QC)

Nomination at JUNO AWARDS 2002-2003, contemporary jazz album of the year (CA)

Nomination at ADISQ 2003, jazz album of the year (QC)




FND025 Jocelyn Ménard, Men Art Works avec Alain Jean-Marie

Nomination at SACEM Prize 2002, jazz composition of the year (FR)



FND023 Yves Léveillé, Zone Indigène (CAC)

"Incontournables" Archambault 2003 (QC)

Nomination at OPUS Prize 2002, jazz album of the year (QC)




FND022 Jean Vanasse, Mosaïques (CAC)

Nomination at ADISQ 2002, jazz album of the year (QC)

Nomination at OPUS Prize 2002, jazz album of the year (QC)

Nomination at OPUS Prize 2003, personality of the year at Radio-Canada (QC)


FND021 Yannick Rieu, Little Zab 2 (CAC)

Nomination at ADISQ 2002, jazz album of the year (QC)

Nomination at ADISQ 2002, composer of the year (QC)




FND020 François Bourassa Trio + André Leroux, Live (CAC)

JUNO AWARD 2001-2000, contemporary jazz album of the year (CA)

OPUS Prize 2002, jazz album of the year (QC)

Elected "Jazz album of the month" by citizenjaz.com, September 2002 (FR)

Nomination at ADISQ 2002, jazz album of the year (QC)

4 stars Jazzman (FR)


FND019 Eric Harding, Deadline (CAC)

Elected "Jazz album of the month" by citizenjazz.com, May 2020 (FR)




FND018 Thom Gossage, Other Voices (CAC)

OPUS Prize 2002, jazz show of the year (QC)


FND017 Seamus Blake - Daniel Thouin trio, Live au cabaret 

Seamus Blake winner of "Thelonious Monk Awards" prize awarded to the best saxophonist of the year 2001 (USA)




FND016 François Marcaurelle, Opuscule 

Nomination at OPUS Prize 2001, jazz album of the year (QC)




FND014 Sylvain Provost & Norman Lachapelle + Pierre Cormier, Ni un ni deux (CAC)

Félix Prize at ADISQ 2001, jazz album of the year (QC)

Nomination at OPUS Prize 2001, jazz album of the year (QC)




FND013 Joel Miller, … And then everything started to look different… (CAC)

Nomination at OPUS Prize 2001, jazz album of the year (QC)

Nomination at East Coast Music Awrards 2002, jazz album of the year (NB)


FND012 Gilles Bernard, Le chapeau de ma sœur 

Nomination at OPUS Prize 2001, jazz album of the year (QC)




FND008 Christine Jensen, Collage (CAC)

Nomination at OPUS Prize 2001, jazz album of the year (QC)



FND007 Yannick Rieu, Little Zab

Felix Prize at ADISQ 2000, jazz album of the year (QC)


FND006 Thüryn von Pranke, What's Up

Nomination at ADISQ 2000, jazz album of the year (QC)

Nomination at OPUS Prize 2000, jazz album of the year (QC)




FND004 Sylvain Provost & Norman Lachapelle, Sylvain Provost & Norman Lachapelle

Nomination at ADISQ 2000, jazz album of the year (QC)

Nomination at OPUS Prize 2000, jazz album of the year (QC)




FND001 Yves Léveillé, Signal commun (CAC)

Nomination at ADISQ 2000, jazz album of the year (QC)

Nomination at OPUS Prize 2000, jazz album of the year (QC)

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