Nominations Wanted!

The 2017 Golden Ear & Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame Awards

The Golden Ear Awards recognize and celebrate the outstanding achievements of the previous year in Seattle jazz. Nominations for the 2017 awards are currently being accepted. Please email nominations to by January 15, 2018.
In order to preserve the integrity of the process, please, no ballot-stuffing. The official voting ballots for the 2017 awards will be printed in the February issue of the Earshot Jazz magazine and available at
Send us your suggestions for:

NW Recording of the Year

NW Acoustic Jazz Ensemble of the Year

Alternative Jazz Group of the Year

NW Concert of the Year

NW Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year

Emerging Artist of the Year

NW Vocalist of the Year

Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame

About the Golden Ear Awards

Earshot Jazz initiated the Golden Ear Awards in 1990 to recognize the accomplishments of Seattle jazz artists over the previous year, and to induct significant members of the jazz community into the local Jazz Hall of Fame. Over the years, the award categories have shifted slighty, but the essence of the process has remained the same.

Past Winners

2016 2015 20142013 • 2012 • 2011 • 2010 • 2009 • Hall of Fame

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