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Earshot nominees in concert on Jazz Northwest

Earshot's Golden Ear Awards will be announced next month, and we've been featuring some of the nominees this month on Jazz NorthwestThis week, we'll hear excerpts from concert performances by Alex Dugdale's Fade Quintet at Seattle Art Museum, and Marc Seales Quintet at Jazz Alley.

Alex Dugdale has been nominated for NW Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year, and Marc Seales Quintet performance at Jazz Alley has been nominated for NW Concert of the year. Both were recorded on location specifically for Jazz Northwest and were first broadcast last year. A complete list of Earshot award nominees and a ballot is available at earshot.org.

Bookending these concert performances are a new CD, "When You're Smiling" by The Danny Kolke Trio to open this show, and Cannonball Adderely Quintet "Swingin' in Seattle" to close it. The Cannonball Adderley performance comes from a series of live radio broadcasts in the Sixties.

Jazz Northwest is recorded and produced by host Jim Wilke and airs Sundays at 2 p.m. Listeners may also subscribe to the podcast at KNKX, NPR, Apple, or Google.

Jim has been a fixture on Seattle radio since 1961. He was the host of Jazz After Hours on Public Radio International from 1984-2014. Currently Jim has been producing Jazz Northwest for KNKX since 1988. This weekly program focuses on the regional jazz scene and frequently includes performances Jim records on location for Jazz Northwest.