2017 Golden Ear Award Nominations Wanted
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by January 15, 2018.
The official voting ballots for the 2017 awards will be printed in the February issue of this publication and available at earshot.org.
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; and Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame.
88.5 KNKX hosts Saturday Jazz Matinee, Jazz Sunday Side Up, Ken Wiley’s the Art of Jazz, and Jazz Northwest, in addition to its weekday NPR and late-night and prime-time jazz programs. Full schedule and info at knkx.org.
Abe Beeson hosts The New Cool, Saturdays, 3pm, featuring 21st century jazz inspired and informed by the sounds of today, hip-hop, funk, electronic & punk rock, followed by Robin Lloyd’s Jazz Caliente, 5pm, where jazz meets Latin rhythms.
Jim Wilke’s Jazz Northwest, Sundays, 2pm, features the artists and events of the regional jazz scene. For JazzNW podcasts of archived programs, see jazznw.org.
90.3 KEXP, late-night Sundays, features Jazz Theater with John Gilbreath, 1am, and Sonarchy, midnight, a live-performance broadcast from the Jack Straw Productions studio, produced by Doug Haire. Full schedule information is available at kexp.org and jackstraw.org.
Sonarchy’s December schedule: December 3, Andria Nicodemou (vibraphone), Kelsey Mines (bass) & Chris Icasiano (drums), freely improvised music involving extended techniques and deep listening; December 10, Clifford Dunn (flute, piccolo) & Patrick Neill Gundran (guitars), textural and dimensional displays of acoustic sound; December 17, Climax Golden Twins, archive show from August 1996 of an American experimental rock band, featuring Jeffery Taylor, Robert Millis, and John Vallier—timeless superfreaks and masters of suspension; December 24, Nosretep, it’s a heavy, heavy, very heavy Christmas, with Igor Abuladze (guitar), Andy Sells (bass), and Mike Peterson (drums).
91.3 KBCS, features creative and improvised music on Flotation Device with John Seman and Jonathan Lawson, Sundays at 10pm. The Monday night lineup includes The Caravan with John Gilbreath at 7pm, Straight No Chaser with David Utevsky at 9pm, Giant Steps with John Pai at 11pm, and The Shape of Modern Jazz with Gordon Todd at 1am Tuesdays. Shows can be streamed anytime at kbcs.fm.
91.7 KSVR Mount Vernon, Doctor Dee hosts two nights of jazz, Fourth Corner Jazz, featuring recordings of live performance in Northwest Washington, Sundays, 6-7pm, and The Doctor’s Den, Mondays, 8-10pm.
102.9 KLOI-LP Lopez Island, Mondays & Fridays, 3pm, Joy Spring with Gary Alexander, classic jazz and the Great American Songbook.
Hollow Earth Radio, hollowearthradio.org, Fridays at 6pm, biweekly, Black Roots Radio, hosted by Jordan Leonard, promotes jazz as a dynamic genre rooted in the Black American experience.
Hollow Earth Radio is Seattle’s freeform online radio station that supports the local music communities in the greater Pacific Northwest and tries to create an open, encouraging stage for underrepresented voices. More at facebook.com/blackrootsradiojl and hollowearthradio.org.
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