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2009 Golden Ear Award Recipients

Marc Seales being inducted into the Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame. Cuong Vu presenting the award at the 2009 Golden Ear Awards held on February 15, 2009 at The Triple Door. Photo by Daniel Sheehan.

Andy Clausen accepting the award for Emerging Artist of the Year. Photo by Daniel Sheehan.

Evan Flory_Barnes accepting the award for Concert of the Year for his work "Acknowledgement of a Celebration" presented on 11/8 at the Earshot Jazz Festival. Photo by Daniel Sheehan.

Eric Barber accepting the award for Instrumentalist of the Year. Photo by Daniel Sheehan.

Inducted into the Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame
Marc Seales
Stuart Dempster

NW Recording of the Year
Mark Taylor-Spectre (Origin Records)

NW Acoustic Jazz Ensemble of the Year
The Teaching

Alternative Jazz Group of the Year
Neil Welch / Chris Icasiano Duo

NW Concert of the Year
Evan Flory-Barnes, “Acknowledgment of a Celebration,” Town Hall, Earshot Jazz Festival, 11/8

NW Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year
Eric Barber, saxophones

Emerging Artist of the Year
Andy Clausen & Sjenka

NW Vocalist of the Year
Cocoa Martini
(Karen Shivers, Kimberly Reason, Kay Bailey)

Special Award to:
Steve Peters of Nonsequitur and the Chapel Performance Space with gratitude in recognition of tremendous contributions to Seattle’s Creative Jazz Scene

Special Award to:
David Pierre-Louis and the Lucid Jazz Lounge in recognition of dedication and innovation in support of Seattle Jazz

Cocoa Martini (Kimberly Reason, Kay Bailey, and Karen Shivers) accepting the award for Jazz Vocalistt of the Year. Photo by Daniel Sheehan.

The Teaching (Evan Flory-Barnes, Josh Rawlings, and Jeremy Jones) accepting the award for NW Jazz Acoustic Ensemble of the Year. Photo by Daniel Sheehan.

Bad Luck (Neil Welch and Chris Icasiano) accepting the award for NW Alternative Jazz Group of the Year. Photo by Daniel Sheehan.

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