The 2009 Earshot Golden Ear Awards were presented last night at the Triple Door.
Jeff Johnson accepts the award for Mark Taylor, who is on vacation in Mexico. Mark Taylor’s Spectre was named NW Recording of the Year.
The Teaching (Evan Flory-Barnes, Josh Rawlings and Jeremy Jones) won the award for NW Acoustic Jazz Group.
Paul Rucker presented the award to Neil Welch and Chris Icassiano for NW Alternative Jazz Group.
Evan Flory-Barnes‘ “Acknowledgment of a Celebration” got the nod for NW Concert of the Year.
Eric Barber was named NW Jazz Instrumentalist.
Tom Varner presents the award for NW Emerging Artist to Roosevelt trombonist Andy Clausen.
NW Vocalist of the Year went to Cocoa Martini (Karen Shivers, Kimberly Reason and Kay Bailey).
Cuong Vu inducts Marc Seales into the Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame. Stuart Dempster was also inducted into the Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame. He was unable to attend.
David Pierre-Louis, owner of Lucid Jazz Lounge, was given a special award for community service.
Steve Peters, co-founder of the Nonsequitur Foundation, which runs the Chapel Performance Space, also received a community service award.