Three members of the 2017 Jazz Port Townsend artist/faculty have been nominated for Earshot “Golden Ear Awards”.
Dawn Clement, along with saxophonist Mark Taylor, are up for Northwest Acoustic Jazz Ensemble of the Year. Michael Glynn is part of the Anton Schwartz Quartet, also nominated for Northwest Acoustic Jazz Ensemble of the Year. Alex Dugdale is nominated for Emerging Artist of the Year.
- Cast your vote at https://www.earshot.org/gea-2016-ballot/.
Pianist & vocalist Clement founded her duo LineUp! in 2015.
“We have been performing monthly at one of the oldest jazz establishments in town, Tula’s Restaurant and Jazz Club. It has been a wonderful opportunity to feature local and national talents and it has also served as a vehicle for us to try out new original material. We hope to record later on this year.”
Glynn, was born in Seattle and began playing bass at the age of 11. He began his studies with Count Basie and Louis Armstrong bassist Buddy Catlett. Glynn starting working professionally while a student at Garfield High School, where he played in that school’s renowned jazz band. After two years in engineering school at Columbia University in New York City, he returned to Seattle where he graduated summa cum laude in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from the University of Washington, where he studied under Doug Miller and Barry Lieberman.
Anton Schwartz wrote of his quintet’s Earshot nomination:
“I have special gratitude and admiration for the ridiculously fun and talented musicians who make up my ‘Flash Mob’ quintet — a melding of Seattlites Thomas Marriott, D’Vonne Lewis, Michael Glynn with Californians Josh Nelson, Joel Behrman, John Shifflett and Lorca Hart. In all combinations and permutations… you guys rock!”
Dugdale currently works for Bishop Blanchet High School in their Grade School Band Program as well as working with Edmonds-Woodway High School and Eckstein Middle School. He also performs in many big bands and leads his own small groups that perform regularly in the Seattle area. Of his nomination he said:
“It is a thrill and an honor to be nominated. I love Seattle, the Pacific Northwest. The music scene here is so diverse and well supported.”