from Earshot Jazz:

Nominations Wanted:

The Golden Ear Awards recognize and celebrate the outstanding achievements of the previous year in Seattle jazz. Nominations for the 2011 awards are currently being accepted. Please email nominations to [email protected] by January 6, 2012. The official voting ballots for the 2011 awards will be printed in the February issue of this publication and available at

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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
Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame

Each year the Golden Ear Awards program provides an opportunity for Seattle jazz fans and performers to celebrate the region’s jazz accomplishments of the previous year. Earshot Jazz initiated the Golden Ear Awards in 1990 to recognize the accomplishments of Seattle jazz artists over the previous year, and to induct significant members of the jazz community into the local Jazz Hall of Fame. Over the years, the award categories have shifted slighty, but the essence of the process has remained the same.

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