Last night at the Earshot Jazz Society's 2015 Golden Ear Awards, SRJO was honored with a Golden Ear Award for "2015 NW Concert of the Year!" This award recognizes our concerts of February 2015 with Anat Cohen, “A World View of Jazz.”
When accepting the award on behalf of the SRJO, Co-Artistic and Executive Director Michael Brockman said:
"From the moment we knew we were nominated, we felt honored to be included in a very impressive list of nominees---for this award and all the Earshot Golden Ear awards. The truth is, it's an honor to be part of such a vibrant jazz scene where so much is possible. We are very happy to be working here among all of you. "
"This honor goes to to Anat Cohen and all players in the SRJO that participated in this concert. When you put that many talented people on stage--and I am talking about Jay Thomas, Mark Taylor, Randy Halberstadt, Phil Sparks, Thomas Marriott, Dan Marcus, Alex Dugdale, Travis Ranney, Michael Van Bebber, Bill Ramsay, and so many others that we have in the band, great things are going to happen."
The news keeps getting better. SRJO artist Randy Halberstadt also won an award, and was inducted into the Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame. What a night for us!
Many, many thanks to everyone who voted for SRJO. Join us in celebrating this monumental achievement!