Marina Albero photo by Daniel Sheehan.

Monday, March 9, 7pm
Royal Room
5000 Rainier Ave S

It’s our favorite party of the year, and you’re invited! Each year since 1990, the Golden Ear Awards recognize and celebrate the outstanding achievements of the previous year across the Seattle jazz scene with an evening of performance and presentations.

Through a democratic nomination and voting process, Seattle jazz fans and performers take stock and show gratitude for the region’s vibrant jazz ecology. Join us as we honor the winners during the awards party on Monday, March 9, at the Royal Room in the rich Arts & Cultural district of Columbia City.

Beloved radio host Jim Wilke emcees the night’s events, with presentations by special guests in the community.

Marina Albero sets the vibe, leading her ensemble through two sets of music that bookend the awards presentation. Named the 2018 Golden Ear Emerging Artist of the Year, Albero has been an ever-present figure on the Seattle scene since moving here in 2014. She is celebrated for her work on piano, psalterium, vibraphone, and as a composer. In 2019, Albero released her multi-volume album, A Life Soundtrack. Her ensemble features Jeff Johnson (bass), D’Vonne Lewis (drums), and Jeff Busch (percussion). Tickets by sliding-scale donation. Advance tickets are available at earshot.org. For dinner & seating reservations, email reservations@royalroomseattle.com or visit theroyalroomseattle.com.