The 2013 Golden Ear Awards

Award recipients (bottom row) Christian Pincock, Kate Olson, Chris Icasiano, Willem de Koch, Josh Rawlings, (top row) Wayne Horvitz, D’Vonne Lewis, Eugenie Jones, Ahamefule J. Oluo, Stephanie Porter, Jacob Zimmerman, and Evan Flory-Barnes. Photo by Daniel Sheehan.

Inducted into the Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame

Bert Wilson
Bill Frisell

NW Recording of the Year

Eugenie Jones, Black Lace Blue Tears

NW Acoustic Jazz Ensemble of the Year

The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble

Alternative Jazz Group of the Year

The Westerlies

NW Concert of the Year

“Nonaah” by Roscoe Mitchell, Nordstrom Recital Hall, June 7

NW Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year

D’Vonne Lewis, drummer

Emerging Artist of the Year

Jacob Zimmerman

NW Vocalist of the Year

Stephanie Porter

Special Award

Daniel Sheehan
In recognition of his tremendous contributions in documenting the Seattle jazz scene

Past Winners

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In March 2014 at the Royal Room, Industrial Revelation opened and closed a positively buoyant celebration of recent accomplishments by Seattle’s jazz community. Jim Wilke, host of Jazz Northwest and the nationally syndicated Jazz after Hours radio programs, both on KPLU, emceed the presentation of the Golden Ear Awards for 2013. We congratulate all the nominees in this annual look at the region’s vibrant jazz ecology.

Industrial Revelation (Josh Rawlings, Evan Flory-Barnes, D’Vonne Lewis, Ahamefule J. Olu) opens the night. Photo by Daniel Sheehan.

Emerging Artist of the Year Jacob Zimmerman with Christian Pincock & Chris Icasiano. Photo by Daniel Sheehan.

D’Vonne Lewis & Eugenie Jones photo by Daniel Sheehan.

Jim Knapp accepts the Hall of Fame award for the late Bert Wilson. Photo by Daniel Sheehan.

Wayne Horvitz photo by Daniel Sheehan.


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.

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