from The Seattle Times:

It’s that time of year again — the Golden Ear Awards, annual praise night for the Seattle jazz community. The balloting is over, but you can still enjoy crowning the winners while listening at Tula’s to the estimable bassist Chuck Deardorf, who’s bringing sizzling Portland alto saxophonist Warren Rand up for the occasion. The rest of the quintet features Dawn Clement (piano), Dave Peterson (guitar) and Gary Hobbs (drums).

There were some strong candidates this year. Deardorf is up for a well-deserved Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame award and, for best album, the nominees span nearly a century, from the crisp young lions of Seattle’s Speak to 84-year-old veteran saxophonist Jimmy Heath, with the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra.

Continue reading at The Seattle Times.

Note: The Earshot Golden Ear Awards will be held Sunday, March 20 at 7:00pm

Tula’s Jazz Club, 2214 2nd Ave, Seattle. 206-443-4221

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