2015 Golden Ear Award winners. Photo by Daniel Sheehan.
Cast your ballot by March 8!
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.
2016 NW Recording of the Year
B’shnorkestra, Global Concertos (self-released) [Listen here]
Birch Pereira & The Gin Joints, Dream Man (self-released) [Listen here]
Rik Wright’s Fundamental Forces, Subtle Energy (HipSync Records) [Listen here]
Thomas Marriott & Ray Vega, Return of The East‑West Trumpet Summit (Origin Records) [Listen here]
The Westerlies, The Westerlies (Songlines) [Listen here]
2016 NW Concert of the Year
2016 NW Acoustic Ensemble
Anton Schwartz Quintet [Learn more]
B’shnorkestra [Learn more]
Jacob Zimmerman Quintet [Learn more]
LineUp! Mark Taylor & Dawn Clement [Learn more]
Panama Hotel Jazz Ensemble [Learn more]
2016 NW Alternative Group
2016 NW Emerging Artist
2016 NW Instrumentalist of the Year
2016 NW Vocalist of the Year
2016 Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame
For a list of Seattle Jazz Hall of Famers, go to earshot.org/hall-of-fame/
Join us Monday, March 13, at The Royal Room in Columbia City for the Golden Ear Awards Ceremony. The 200 Trio (Max Holmberg, drums, Greg Feingold, upright bass, Cole Schuster, guitar) get the night going at 6pm, with the awards ceremony beginning at 7pm. Then, stick around after the ceremony for Ryan Keberle’s Catharsis.
We look forward to seeing you there!