Two recordings by UNT jazz alumni were nominated for "Jazz Recording of the Year" by the East Coast Music Association, a non-profit that supports the music of Atlantic Canada:
Jake Hanlon (with Graham Richards, Colin Hinton and Ryan Hagler--all UNT alumni) - Follow
Paul Tynan (and UNT alumnus Fred Kennedy), for Ocean Sounds Quartet - Live at Ship's Company Theatre
Both are UNT M.M. (Jazz Studies) alumni now teaching on the faculty of St. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia, Canada. The awards ceremony is April 15th, 2012. Full list of nominees. Thanks to alumnus Josh Hanlon for this news.