The Juno Awards ceremony will be in Ottawa March 26 to April 1, 2012, and it's giving Ottawa-Gatineau jazz (and other) musicians a chance to showcase their talents.

Part of Juno Week is JunoFest, a two-night music celebration on March 30 and 31. It will showcase the "diverse spectrum of regional and national artists in Canada", and will feature approximately 110 bands at more than 15 venues.

National Capital-area musicians get priority: nearly half of the participating line-up will be chosen locally to highlight the Ottawa-Gatineau music scene.

The deadline for applying is Friday, January 13, 2012 (11:59 p.m.) Artists will be notified by February 29. There is a $10 application fee. More information is available at .