Two young jazz talents won their first Juno Awards on Friday night, emerging as the victorious underdogs in a lineup of nominees that included some serious experience.

Debut releases by Sammy Jackson and Jocelyn Gould joined repeat winner Andy Milne in claiming the jazz prizes at the 2021 Juno Awards, which were announced in a virtual ceremony hosted by Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe.

Sammy Jackson’s first recording With You won the Juno for vocal jazz album of the year, after facing tough competition from Diana Krall, Laila Biali and more. The singer-songwriter’s distinct sound fuses elements of jazz, R&B and pop, with thoughtful lyrics and genre-melding compositions.