2015 Golden Ear Awards Ballot

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Cast your ballot by March 10

Each year, the Golden Ear Awards recognize and celebrate the outstanding achievements of the previous year in Seattle jazz. In the process, Seattle jazz fans and performers can take stock of and show gratitude for the region’s vibrant jazz ecology. The awards are determined by a combination of nominations and popular vote. Nominees this year were selected by a poll of Earshot Jazz readers, jazz performers, audience members, journalists, and industry professionals. There are eight Golden Ear Award categories, including induction into the Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame.

Please vote online at earshot.org, by email to vote@earshot.org, or mail your selections to Earshot Jazz, 3429 Fremont Pl. N., #309, Seattle, WA 98103, by March 10.

2015 NW Recording of the Year

Eugenie Jones, Come Out Swingin’ [Listen here]
Gregg Belisle- Chi, Tenebrae [Listen here]
Industrial Revelation, Liberation & the Kingdom of Nri [Listen here]
Rik Wright’s Fundamental Forces, Green [Listen here]
Wayne Horvitz, Some Places Are Forever Afternoon [Listen here]
Other _________________________

2015 NW Acoustic Ensemble

200 Trio [Learn more]
Dawn Clement/Mark Taylor’s “Line Up” [Learn more]
Jacob Zimmerman Quintet [Learn more]
Jovino Santos Neto Quinteto [Learn more]
The Westerlies [Learn more]
Other _________________________

2015 NW Alternative Group

Andy Clausen’s Shutter Project [Learn more]
Comfort Food [Learn more]
Happy Orchestra [Learn more]
Industrial Revelation [Learn more]
Picoso [Learn more]
Other _________________________

2015 NW Emerging Artist

200 Trio [Learn more]
Birch Pereira [Learn more]
Gregg Belisle- Chi [Learn more]
Ray Larsen [Learn more]
Other _________________________

2015 NW Instrumentalist of the Year

Dawn Clement [Learn more]
James DeJoie [Learn more]
Kareem Kandi [Learn more]
Mark Ivester [Learn more]
Randy Halberstadt [Learn more]
Other _________________________

2015 NW Vocalist of the Year

Carrie Wicks [Learn more]
Eugenie Jones [Learn more]
Grace Love [Learn more]
Johnaye Kendrick [Learn more]
Kate Voss [Learn more]
Other _________________________

2015 NW Concert of the Year

Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra w/ Anat Cohen, Feb. 21-22
Photo by Jim Levitt

Special guest Anat Cohen, on clarinet and tenor sax, joins the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra in concert at the Kirkland Performance Center.

Tribute to Ornette Coleman: Action Figure & Focus on Sanity, The Royal Room, Oct. 13
Photo by Daniel Sheehan


Ted Poor Quartet, Meany Studio Theater (UW), Oct. 15
Photo by Daniel Sheehan


Tomeka Reid, Nicole Mitchell, Mike Reed, Chapel Performance Space, Oct. 23
Photo by Daniel Sheehan


Seattle Symphony and Bill Frisell perform Wayne Horvitz’s “Those Who Remain” / Shaprece w/ SSO / Derek Bermel w/ Roosevelt HS Jazz Band, Benaroya Hall, Oct. 29
Photo by Daniel Sheehan

Bill and Wayne

Other _________________________

2015 Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame

For a list of Seattle Jazz Hall of Famers, go to earshot.org/hall-of-fame/
Gregg Keplinger [Learn more]
Randy Halberstadt [Learn more]
Ruby Bishop [Learn more]
Skerik [Learn more]
Sonny Booker [Learn more]
Other _________________________

You’re Invited!

Join us Tuesday, March 15, at The Royal Room in Columbia City for the Golden Ear Awards Ceremony. Eugenie Jones and her band get the night going at 7pm, with the awards ceremony beginning at 8pm.
We look forward to seeing you there!


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January 26, 2016

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