Richard's debut CD Tales from the Blue Lounge won the 2003 Juno for 'Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year' (FYI for non Canadians: the Juno's are the Canadian equivalent of the Grammys.)
'A big thanks to all the great musicians who played on the record, producer Mark Mariash, mixing wizard Jono Grant, graphic designer/photographer Suzanne Johnson, and FACTOR for making this Juno possible.
Congratulations to fellow nominees NOJO, Mark Duggan's Vuja dé, Jean-Pierre Zanella and Warren Hill. It was a very strong field of nominees and I feel truly fortunate to have been selected for the award.'
Richard had a wild and wonderful time at the Juno Awards and you can read all about it and view exclusive behind the scenes photos by clicking here.