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Earshot Jazz Festival 2015

  • Seattle jazz resident artist Jacob ZimmermanOctober 9, 2015 @ 7:00 pm10:00 pm at Vera Project

    Old School / New School – All School Jazz Jam

    Join us for a jazz festival kick-off party at the famed Seattle Center all-ages club, Vera, as Jacob Zimmerman and Seattle’s youngest crop of jazz educators hand over the keys to Seattle’s newest blast of top school-aged players....

  • Seattle Jazz resident artist Joe DoriaOctober 9, 2015 @ 7:30 pm10:00 pm at Tula’s

    Thomas Marriott with McTuff

    Tough, sinewy funk-rock-soul-jazz: Hammond organist Joe Doria, guitarist Dan Heck, and drummer Byron Vannoy in a special edition super-boosted by trumpeter Thomas Marriott,whose mastery has earned seven Earshot Golden Ear Awards....

  • Somi at 2015 Seattle Jazz Earshot FestivalOctober 10, 2015 @ 8:00 pm10:00 pm at Seattle Art Museum (Downtown)

    Somi

    This “utterly captivating” (Billboard) singer of Rwandan and Ugandan immigrant parentage has been mentored by Hugh Masekela to become a “modern-day Miriam Makeba” who has “the earthy gutsiness of Nina Simone blended with the vocal beauty of Dianne Reeves” (JazzTimes)....

  • Seattle jazz resident artist Thomas MarriottOctober 10, 2015 @ 7:30 pm10:00 pm at Tula’s

    Thomas Marriott with McTuff

    Tough, sinewy funk-rock-soul-jazz: Hammond organist Joe Doria, guitarist Dan Heck, and drummer Byron Vannoy in a special edition super-boosted by trumpeter Thomas Marriott,whose mastery has earned seven Earshot Golden Ear Awards....

  • Seattle jazz resident artist Wayne HorvitzOctober 10, 2015 @ 8:00 pm11:00 pm at PONCHO Concert Hall, Kerry Hall, Cornish College of the Arts

    Wayne Horvitz: Some Places Are Forever Afternoon

    In this first of three events marking Wayne Horvitz’s 60th birthday and his considerable contributions to Seattle jazz culture, he presents 11 pieces inspired by poems by a Northwest legend, Richard Hugo. Horvitz is on piano with members of his Gravitas Quartet and Sweeter Than The Day groups: Ron Miles, Peggy Lee, Sara Schoenbeck, Timothy Young, Keith Lowe, and Eric Eagle....

  • Seattle Jazz resident artist Wayne HorvitzOctober 11, 2015 @ 6:00 pm9:00 pm at White Center Fieldhouse (Steve Cox Memorial Park)

    Wayne Horvitz: Some Places Are Forever Afternoon

    In this first of three events marking Wayne Horvitz’s 60th birthday and his considerable contributions to Seattle jazz culture, he presents 11 pieces inspired by poems by a Northwest legend, Richard Hugo. Horvitz is on piano with members of his Gravitas Quartet and Sweeter Than The Day groups: Ron Miles, Peggy Lee, Sara Schoenbeck, Timothy Young, Keith Lowe, and Eric Eagle....

  • Seattle Earshot Jazz Festival 2015 Wayne Shorter QuartetOctober 11, 2015 @ 8:00 pm10:00 pm at Benaroya Hall

    Wayne Shorter Quartet

    One of the most influential saxophonists and composers in the pantheon of modern music, let alone jazz, Wayne Shorter remains an intriguing creative force. He continues to make history with the brilliant quartet of pianist Danilo Pérez, bassist John Patitucci, and drummer Brian Blade....

  • Kathy Kosins Seattle Jazz Earshot FestivalOctober 13, 2015 @ 7:30 pm10:00 pm at Edmonds-Woodway High School Little Theater

    Edmonds-Woodway High School w/ Kathy Kosins

    One of the swingingest jazz vocalists visits the perennially strong high school jazz program, a four-time finalist in the Essentially Ellington Competition at the Lincoln Center in New York under director Jake Bergevin....

  • Seattle jazz resident ensemble Action FigureOctober 13, 2015 @ 7:30 pm10:30 pm at The Royal Room

    Ornette Coleman Tribute: Action Figure / Focus on Sanity

    Two exciting Seattle ensembles salute the late, great provocateur. Bassist Birch Pereira’s Action Figure, with Seth Alexander and Dave Abramson, performs the music of the early Ornette small groups, while electric bassist Ryan Berg looks to the Prime Time years with his Focus on Sanity....

  • Seattle Jazz resident artist Ted PoorOctober 15, 2015 @ 7:30 pm10:30 pm at MEANY STUDIO THEATER (UW Campus)

    Ted Poor Quartet / Gregg Belisle- Chi

    UW artist-in-residence Ted Poor, on drums, is joined by New-York based musicians Bill McHenry, tenor saxophone; Josh Roseman, trombone; and the great Eric Revis on bass in a concert devoted to Our Man in Jazz, the 1962 album by Sonny Rollins. An ensemble of top UW jazz students opens the program....

  • Kareem Kandi Seattle Jazz Earshot FestivalOctober 16, 2015 @ 7:30 pm10:00 pm at Tula’s

    Kareem Kandi Trio

    The Tacoma-based saxophonist’s funk- and blues-drenched style is showcased to fine effect in this trio with Hammond B3 favorite Delvon Lamar and drummer Adam Kessler....

  • Edmar Castañeda Seattle Jazz Earshot FestivalOctober 16, 2015 @ 8:00 pm11:00 pm at PONCHO Concert Hall, Kerry Hall, Cornish College of the Arts

    Edmar Castañeda / Jovino Santos Neto

    In a rare solo performance, the “hippest harpist” (Wall Street Journal), from Colombia, demonstrates the virtuosic command that explains his growing acclaim. He produces symphonic, rapid-fire, melodic Latin American rhythms. Opening, also in distilled solo performance, is Seattle’s brilliant Brazilian pianist....

  • Seattle jazz resident artist Dawn ClementOctober 17, 2015 @ 7:30 pm10:30 pm at Tula’s

    Mark Taylor & Dawn Clement Group

    Saxophonist Mark Taylor launches a new ensemble with the ebullient pianist and Cornish instructor, Dawn Clement. Noted NYC trumpeter, Russ Johnson, and top-shelf Seattleites Phil Sparks (bass) and Byron Vannoy (drums) join them....

  • Charles Lloyd photo by Dorothy DarrOctober 17, 2015 @ 8:00 pm10:30 pm at Town Hall Seattle

    Charles Lloyd, Wild Man Dance

    The multi-horn mystic returns, promising another riveting séance. His newest quartet calls on brilliant contemporaries Gerald Clayton (piano) and Kendrick Scott (drums) along with veteran bassist Reuben Rogers....

  • Myra Melford Seattle Jazz Earshot FestivalOctober 18, 2015 @ 8:00 pm10:00 pm at Seattle Art Museum (Downtown)

    Myra Melford’s Snowy Egret

    The singular pianist formed this group in 2012 to perform pieces she wrote for its towering talents: Ron Miles (trumpet), Liberty Ellman (guitar), Stomu Takeishi (bass), and Tyshawn Sorey (drums)....

  • Kris Davis Seattle Jazz Earshot FestivalOctober 19, 2015 @ 8:00 pm10:30 pm at PONCHO Concert Hall, Kerry Hall, Cornish College of the Arts

    Kris Davis Trio

    The Vancouver-raised pianist, who has just won a prestigious Doris Duke Impact Award, appears with drummer Tom Rainey and bassist John Hébert, performing her darkly energetic, nuanced compositions....

  • George Stone at Seattle Jazz Earshot FestivalOctober 20, 2015 @ 7:30 pm10:00 pm at The Royal Room

    The Big Band Music of George Stone

    George Stone, one of the world’s premier jazz composers and arrangers, travels from California to direct a performance of his exciting big band music by 17 of Seattle’s finest jazz musicians, including Dennis Haldane and Doug Reid....

  • Gary Stroutsos Seattle Jazz Earshot FestivalOctober 21, 2015 @ 8:00 pm10:00 pm at Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center

    Gary Stroutsos: Tribute to Paul Horn

    The “world flute artist and cultural folklorist” is steeped in Native American and other cultures’ music. In the pristine acoustics of The Chapel, he pays homage to his mentor and idol, Paul Horn, in particular to his 1960s album Inside, inspired by the Taj Mahal....

  • Pedrito Martinez Seattle Jazz Earshot FestivalOctober 22, 2015 @ 8:30 pm11:30 pm at Nectar Lounge

    Pedrito Martinez Quartet / Picoso

    “The real thing,” Quincy Jones says of this stellar percussionist. “A genius,” says Wynton Marsalis. Martinez melds a mastery of traditional Cuban forms with hard-driving sensibilities of hip-hop and contemporary Latin music. Opening the evening is Picoso, an ensemble with one foot in the Son Montuno of Eastern Cuba, and one in Seattle’s fertile jazz-groove scene....

  • Tomeka Reid, Nicole Mitchell, and Mike Reed coming to 2015 Seattle Jazz Earshot FestivalOctober 23, 2015 @ 8:00 pm10:00 pm at Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center

    Tomeka Reid, Nicole Mitchell, & Mike Reed

    From Chicago come three key figures of the new generation of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians collective: versatile cello experimenter, Tomeka Reid; frequent jazz-flute poll winner Nicole Mitchell; and drummer Mike Reed....

  • Frank Catalano Seattle Jazz Earshot FestivalOctober 23, 2015 @ 7:30 pm10:30 pm at Tula’s

    Frank Catalano Quartet

    Back by popular demand, the multi-genre, repeat Grammy Award-winning saxophonist excels whether accompanying the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Destiny’s Child, or in straight jazz settings such as his riveting quartet....

  • Seattle Jazz resident artist Marc SealesOctober 23, 2015 @ 8:00 pm11:00 pm at The Royal Room

    Seales Brothers Band

    A rare, festival-only opportunity to see Marc and Jesse Seales, brothers and leading figures of separate Seattle scenes. Jesse Seales, a blues- and rock-drenched jazzer, takes the stage with distinguished pianist Marc Seales, an inductee into the Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame....

  • Frank Catalano at the 2015 Seattle Jazz Earshot FestivalOctober 24, 2015 @ 7:30 pm10:30 pm at Tula’s

    Frank Catalano Quartet

    Back by popular demand, the multi-genre, repeat Grammy Award-winning saxophonist excels whether accompanying the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Destiny’s Child, or in straight jazz settings such as his riveting quartet....

  • Seattle jazz resident ensemble Being John McClaughlinOctober 24, 2015 @ 8:00 pm10:30 pm at The Royal Room

    Being John McLaughlin

    Six Seattle mavericks brilliantly reprise the timeless music of Mahavishnu Orchestra, the astounding 1970s project of the legendary English guitarist. Guitarist Tristan Gianola stokes the inner mounting flame with Eric Verlinde (keys), Alicia DeJoie (violin), Geoff Harper (bass), and John Bishop (drums), with special guest, saxophonist Mark Taylor....

  • Seattle Jazz resident artist Julian PriesterOctober 24, 2015 @ 8:00 pm10:30 pm at PONCHO Concert Hall, Kerry Hall, Cornish College of the Arts

    Julian Priester 80th Birthday Celebration

    The trombone legend’s many Seattle-area friends pay tribute to his long career, which has seen him in the company of Sun Ra, Max Roach, Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, and many more. His own quartet will be on hand, as will such friends as fellow trombonist Stuart Dempster, with a trombone choir!...

  • Westerlies_by SashaArutyunovaOctober 25, 2015 @ 8:00 pm10:30 pm at Seattle Art Museum (Downtown)

    The Westerlies / Skerik

    New York barnstormers from Seattle — Riley Mulherkar and Zubin Hensler (trumpets) and Willem de Koch and Andy Clausen (trombones) — execute their captivating amalgam of chamber music, North American folk forms, and jazz. To start the evening, a solo set from the one-of-a-kind sax monster, Skerik....

  • Jessica LurieOctober 25, 2015 @ 7:30 pm10:30 pm at Tula’s

    Jessica Lurie Ensemble

    One of the greats of Seattle jazz over the last 20 years with Living Daylights and the Tiptons, the saxophonist Jessica Lurie returns from New York to present her propulsive compositions with a power-packed lineup that includes bassist, Rene Hart....

  • Seattle Jazz resident artist ensemble Non GrataOctober 26, 2015 @ 7:30 pm10:30 pm at The Royal Room

    Monktail Creative Music Concern 15th Anniversary

    The Northwest collective has fostered the expansive projects of many of the region’s leading voices in adventurous and entertaining jazz, and at 15 years is going strong, as the Non Grata big band will show on this evening....

  • Paul Lytton and Nate Wooley at 2015 Seattle Jazz Earshot FestivalOctober 27, 2015 @ 8:00 pm10:30 pm at Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center

    Nate Wooley & Paul Lytton

    The improvising duo of Paul Lytton, a first-rank premier European percussionist, and Nate Wooley, an extended-technique trumpeter on the booming Brooklyn improv scene....

  • Chano Domínguez Seattle Jazz Earshot FestivalOctober 28, 2015 @ 7:30 pm10:00 pm at Teatro ZinZanni

    Chano Domínguez Trio

    Reared in Cadiz, and remarkably fluent in a number of styles, this flamenco-jazz pianist has become a favorite of European audiences for his earthy, flamenco and bolero-infused style. Now a Seattle-area resident, Domínguez debuts a new ensemble featuring percussionist Jose Martinez, bassist Jeff Johnson, and saxophonist Hans Teuber....

  • Mimi Fox Seattle Jazz Earshot FestivalOctober 28, 2015 @ 8:00 pm10:30 pm at Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center

    Mimi Fox

    The guitarist demonstrates her heralded mastery and style in a solo performance of interpretations, ranging through swinging, sophisticated, lush,and tender jazz favorites....

  • Seattle jazz resident artist Bill FrisellOctober 29, 2015 @ 7:30 pm10:30 pm at Benaroya Hall

    Sonic Evolution: Seattle Symphony Orchestra w/ Bill Frisell, Shaprece, & Derek Bermel w/ Roosevelt High School Jazz Band

    A not-to-miss collaboration: The Seattle Symphony Orchestra, with director Ludovic Morlot, premieres a new work by Wayne Horvitz with a stellar soloist: guitar icon Bill Frisell. Plus: Derek Bermel’s composition inspired by Jacob Lawrence’s depictions of the Great Migration of African Americans from the South, performed by the SSO, the Roosevelt High School Jazz Band, and Bermel on clarinet. And then a set from Seattle-raised vocalist, Shaprece....

  • Joel RossOctober 30, 2015 @ 8:00 pm10:30 pm at PONCHO Concert Hall, Kerry Hall, Cornish College of the Arts

    Joel M. Ross Quartet

    To recast expectations of jazz vibes is no mean feat, and to do it while still a teenager is truly remarkable. In the spirit of Thelonious Monk, Chicago newcomer Joel M. Ross, a stand-out at the last two years’ Seattle Jazz Experiences, plays with an edgy, surprising, hugely likable style....

  • Seattle Jazz resident artist Jacob ZimmermanOctober 30, 2015 @ 7:30 pm10:30 pm at Tula’s

    Jacob Zimmerman Sextet

    In a lineup that includes trumpeter Raymond Larsen, pianist Jake Svendson, bassist Nate Parker, drummer Evan Woodle, and the vocalist Katie Jacobson, the startlingly talented saxophonist breathes exciting new life into spirited bebop repertoire....

  • Vibes-mallets_wikiOctober 31, 2015 @ 7:30 pm10:30 pm at Tula’s

    Joel M. Ross Quartet

    To recast expectations of jazz vibes is no mean feat, and to do it while still a teenager is truly remarkable. In the spirit of Thelonious Monk, Chicago newcomer Joel M. Ross, a stand-out at the last two years’ Seattle Jazz Experiences, plays with an edgy, surprising, hugely likable style....

  • Shutter_bySashaArutyunova2014November 1, 2015 @ 8:00 pm10:30 pm at Seattle Art Museum (Downtown)

    Andy Clausen’s Shutter Project

    The outstanding Seattle-raised trombonist’s chamber ensemble specializes in multi-media installations that combine his compositions – quirky and amiable – with improvisation and photography....

  • Seattle Jazz resident artist Kate OlsonNovember 2, 2015 @ 8:00 pm10:30 pm at Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center

    Brad Linde’s straightHORN / Brockman & Halberstadt Duo: Strayhorn Favorites

    A soprano saxophone quartet celebrates the centenary of Duke Ellington’s longtime collaborator, Billy Strayhorn. Two greats of edgy Seattle jazz, Kate Olson and Jessica Lurie (Tiptons), join DC’s Brad Linde and Traverse City’s Patrick Booth....

  • Seattle Jazz Garfield High School Jazz BandNovember 3, 2015 @ 7:30 pm10:00 pm at Triple Door

    Garfield High School Jazz Band

    One of the region’s finest school jazz programs has long shone at the prestigious Essentially Ellington competition in New York. With three wins and three second- or third-place finishes, it has raised the bar for the whole country. Its legacy is assured under the longtime leadership of Clarence Acox, who makes it a perennially swinging, polished big band....

  • November 4, 2015 @ 7:30 pm10:00 pm at Northwest Film Forum

    “Jaco” Seattle Screening

    Produced by Metallica’s Robert Trujillo, Jaco includes some incredible insights from an array of artists including Flea, Joni Mitchell, Sting, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Geddy Lee, Bootsy Collins, Carlos Santana, and others as well as Jaco’s family, and friends. It unveils the story of his music, his life, his demise, and ultimately the fragility of...

  • Seattle Jazz resident ensemble SWOJONovember 4, 2015 @ 8:00 pm10:30 pm at Triple Door

    Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra w/ Mimi Fox

    SWOJO has been showcasing our region’s talented female jazz artists for 15 years. This year it welcomes outstanding guitarist Mimi Fox as well as the winners of the organization’s composing competition....

  • Seattle Jazz Nihonmachi Paul KikuchiNovember 5, 2015 @ 6:00 pm9:00 pm at Panama Hotel

    Paul Kikuchi: Songs of Nihonmachi

    The percussionist, composer, and instrument deviser, who was named 2010 Emerging Artist of the Year in Earshot’s Golden Ear Awards, premieres his reimagined versions of popular songs of Seattle’s vibrant Nihonmachi (pre-WW2) Japantown of the 1920s and 1930s....

  • Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey The Battle for EarthNovember 5, 2015 @ 8:00 pm11:00 pm at The Royal Room

    Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey & Skerik

    The ever-evolving, singular Tulsa/Santa Fe outfit has just released The Battle For Earth, a psychedelic musical comic book, and it’s as thrilling as everything else the trio has created. Brian Haas (keyboards), Chris Combs (guitars), and Josh Raymer (drums) perform here as a quartet with the one-of-a-kind sax shredder, Skerik....

  • Wil BladesNovember 5, 2015 @ 9:00 pm11:00 pm at Nectar Lounge

    Blades/Ciotti/Coe w/ DJ Logic / Industrial Revelation

    Wil Blades, the San Francisco-based Hammond B3 organist, a Rising Star in DownBeat critics polls every year since 2006, performs here with Pete Ciotti, drums; Andy Coe, guitar; and DJ Logic, turntables. Opening: the genre-expanding Industrial Revelation....

  • Art LandeNovember 6, 2015 @ 8:00 pm10:30 pm at PONCHO Concert Hall, Kerry Hall, Cornish College of the Arts

    Art Lande Quartet

    It’s a major Seattle jazz event: a one-off reunion of the veteran, world-traveling, singular pianist with his great Seattle postbop band of the early 1980s, with Dean Johnson, bass; Dave Coleman, drums; and Dave Peterson, guitar....

  • Ed ReedNovember 6, 2015 @ 7:30 pm10:30 pm at Tula’s

    Ed Reed & Anton Schwartz play Hartman and Coltrane

    The DownBeat Editors Poll named this late-blooming vocalist a “rising star” in 2014 after his I’m a Shy Guy album debut at age 78. He salutes one of the great vocal jazz albums of all time — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman — with saxophonist Anton Schwartz....

  • Seattle Jazz resident artist SkerikNovember 6, 2015 @ 8:00 pm11:00 pm at The Royal Room

    Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey & Skerik

    The ever-evolving, singular Tulsa/Santa Fe outfit has just released The Battle For Earth, a psychedelic musical comic book, and it’s as thrilling as everything else the trio has created. Brian Haas (keyboards), Chris Combs (guitars), and Josh Raymer (drums) perform here as a quartet with the one-of-a-kind sax shredder, Skerik....

  • Lush LifeNovember 7, 2015 @ 1:00 pm2:00 pm at Elliot Bay Book Company

    Book Reading & Panel with David Hajdu

    David Hajdu presents his books and a panel discussion at Elliott Bay Books, Saturday, 2PM....

  • Billy StrayhornNovember 7, 2015 @ 7:30 pm10:00 pm at Benaroya Hall

    Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra presents Lush Life: Celebrating Billy Strayhorn’s 100th Birthday

    Seattle’s top big band salutes Duke Ellington’s brilliant right-hand man, composer and pianist Billy Strayhorn, with performances of classics like “Lush Life,” “A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing,” and, of course, “Take the ‘A’ Train.” With readings by David Hajdu, author of the seminal 1996 Strayhorn biography, Lush Life...

  • Seattle Jazz resident artist Anton SchwartzNovember 7, 2015 @ 7:30 pm10:30 pm at Tula’s

    Ed Reed & Anton Schwartz play Hartman and Coltrane

    The DownBeat Editors Poll named this late-blooming vocalist a “rising star” in 2014 after his I’m a Shy Guy album debut at age 78. He salutes one of the great vocal jazz albums of all time — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman — with saxophonist Anton Schwartz....

  • Torsten Mueller and Phil MintonNovember 7, 2015 @ 8:00 pm11:00 pm at Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center

    Torsten Mueller & Phil Minton

    Two giants of the improvising scene, Vancouver-based German bassist Mueller and the inimitable English vocal shaman, as compellingly idiosyncratic as any musician you’re likely to hear....

  • Resident Seattle Jazz artists Phil Sparks and Clarence AcoxNovember 8, 2015 @ 2:00 pm5:00 pm at Kirkland Performance Center

    Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra presents Lush Life: Celebrating Billy Strayhorn’s 100th Birthday

    Seattle’s top big band salutes Duke Ellington’s brilliant right-hand man, composer and pianist Billy Strayhorn, with performances of classics like “Lush Life,” “A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing,” and, of course, “Take the ‘A’ Train.” With readings by David Hajdu, author of the seminal 1996 Strayhorn biography, Lush Life....

  • Jay Clayton performs at Seattle Jazz Earshot FestivalNovember 8, 2015 @ 8:00 pm10:30 pm at PONCHO Concert Hall, Kerry Hall, Cornish College of the Arts

    Jay Clayton in and out

    Now a New York fixture, Clayton perennially topped vocals polls while teaching at Cornish. She returns to perform with friends like Julian Priester and Dawn Clement: originals, standards, electronics, poetry... plus a tribute to Ornette Coleman....

  • Jay Clayton performs at Seattle Jazz Earshot FestivalNovember 9, 2015 @ 12:00 pm1:00 pm at PONCHO Concert Hall, Kerry Hall, Cornish College of the Arts

    Master Class: Jay Clayton

    Open to the general public for musicians and non-musicians alike....

  • Anat Cohen at 2015 Seattle Jazz Earshot FestivalNovember 9, 2015 @ 8:00 pm at PONCHO Concert Hall, Kerry Hall, Cornish College of the Arts

    Anat Cohen Quartet

    ** CONCERT JUST ADDED to the SCHEDULE ** Conversant with jazz, classical music, Brazilian choro, and Argentine tango, the Israeli clarinetist, a Seattle favorite most recently featured here with the SRJO, has established herself as a leading voice in the art form....

  • James McBrideNovember 9, 2015 @ 7:30 pm10:00 pm at Town Hall Seattle

    James McBride and The Good Lord Bird Band

    The celebrated author of The Color of Water has long been a professional saxophonist, and here presents music and song related to his National Book Award-winning novel set around abolitionist John Brown, Good Lord Bird. Joining him are Show Tyme Brooks, Keith Robinson, Trevor Exter, Adam Faulk....

  • Seattle jazz resident ensemble SRJONovember 9, 2015 @ 7:30 pm10:30 pm at Edmonds Center for the Arts

    Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra presents Lush Life: Celebrating Billy Strayhorn’s 100th Birthday

    Seattle’s top big band salutes Duke Ellington’s brilliant right-hand man, composer and pianist Billy Strayhorn, with performances of classics like “Lush Life,” “A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing,” and of course “Take the ‘A’ Train.” With readings by David Hajdu, author of the seminal, 1996 Strayhorn biography, Lush Life....

  • Anat Cohen at 2015 Seattle Jazz Earshot FestivalNovember 10, 2015 @ 12:00 pm1:00 pm at PONCHO Concert Hall, Kerry Hall, Cornish College of the Arts

    Master Class: Anat Cohen

    Master classes are open to the public and are appropriate for musicians AND non-musicians....

  • Anat CohenNovember 10, 2015 @ 8:00 pm10:30 pm at PONCHO Concert Hall, Kerry Hall, Cornish College of the Arts

    Anat Cohen Quartet

    Tuesday, November 10 Concert is SOLD OUT. We've added another date to her visit in Seattle for Monday, November 9....

  • November 11, 2015 @ 7:30 pm10:00 pm at Northwest Film Forum

    NW Film Forum Presents “Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life”

    From the 1940s to the 1960s, Billy Strayhorn was one of the forces behind the sound of the renowned Duke Ellington Orchestra. Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life tells the story of this pioneering African American composer, arranger and pianist. Strayhorn helped produce a body of work that has no rival in originality and range – from...

  • Billy StrayhornNovember 12, 2015 @ 5:30 pm7:30 pm at Seattle Art Museum – Brotman Forum (Downtown)

    Art of Jazz: Billy Strayhorn Project

    Vocalist Tyrone Brown hails the music of William Thomas “Billy” Strayhorn, the composer, pianist, lyricist, and arranger who is celebrated for his almost-30-year collaboration with Duke Ellington. Brown, Nate Omdal (director/bass), Michael Owcharuk (piano), and Jacques Willis (drums) play arrangements of classics like “Take the ‘A’ Train,” “Chelsea Bridge,” and “Lush Life.”...

  • Seattle jazz resident artist Wayne HorvitzNovember 12, 2015 @ 8:00 pm11:00 pm at The Royal Room

    Wayne Horvitz @ 60

    In a fascinating triple bill, the renowned keyboardist/composer plays in three settings: solo piano with electronics; his Snowghost trio, where drummer Eric Eagle and bassist Geoff Harper complement Horvitz’s processed piano and synthesizer; and his new Seattle sextet....

  • Larry FullerNovember 13, 2015 @ 7:30 pm10:00 pm at Tula’s

    Larry Fuller Trio

    The always-in-demand New York pianist who “swings like a beast” returns to Seattle, where from 1988 to 1993 he was Ernestine Anderson’s music director. He excels in the hard-driving traditions of mainstream jazz, as he demonstrated with legendary bassist Ray Brown’s Trio, and John Pizzarelli....

  • Larry Grenadier, Brad Mehldau, and Jeff BallardNovember 13, 2015 @ 8:00 pm10:30 pm at Town Hall Seattle

    Brad Mehldau Trio

    One of the greatest of modern jazz pianists, prodigiously inventive, equally riveting whether exploring formal structures or improvising with abandon, has for more than two decades excelled in trio performance, since 2005 with Larry Grenadier on bass and Jeff Ballard on drums....

  • Larry FullerNovember 14, 2015 @ 7:30 pm10:00 pm at Tula’s

    Larry Fuller Trio

    The always-in-demand New York pianist who “swings like a beast” returns to Seattle, where from 1988 to 1993 he was Ernestine Anderson’s music director. He excels in the hard-driving traditions of mainstream jazz, as he demonstrated with legendary bassist Ray Brown’s Trio, and John Pizzarelli....

  • Scott Amendola Band (Jeff Parker, Jenny Scheinman, Scott Amendola, Nels Cline, John Shifflett). Photo courtesy of artist.November 14, 2015 @ 7:30 pm10:00 pm at Triple Door

    Scott Amendola Band w/ Nels Cline & Jenny Scheinman

    Powerhouse drummer Scott Amendola, a jewel of the San Francisco progressive scene (Nels Cline Singers, TJ Kirk) with a top-deck combo: guitar icon Nels Cline (Wilco), violinist Jenny Scheinman (Bill Frisell band), Chicago guitarist Jeff Parker (Tortoise), and versatile bassist John Shifflett....

  • Chris PotterNovember 15, 2015 @ 7:30 pm10:00 pm at Triple Door

    Chris Potter Trio

    “One of the most studied (and copied) saxophonists on the planet” (DownBeat) and “one of the best musicians around” (Dave Liebman) is technically astonishing and artistically brilliant, whether in the bands of Dave Holland or other greats, or heading his own driving, burning trio with Drew Gress on bass and Adam Cruz on drums....

  • Seattle Jazz resident artist Sara GazarekNovember 16, 2015 @ 7:30 pm10:00 pm at Triple Door

    Sara Gazarek & New West Guitar Group

    Equally engaged with the jazz tradition and the music of her own generation, this Seattle-reared rising vocal star appears with the “sharp and refined” (Seattle Times) New West Guitar Trio: Perry Smith, John Storie, and Will Brahm....

  • Hugh MasekelaNovember 17, 2015 @ 7:30 pm10:00 pm at Triple Door

    Hugh Masekela

    The legendary South African trumpeter, flugelhornist, bandleader, composer, and singer has enjoyed world renown for almost 50 years after rising to prominence as a voice of opposition to apartheid rule in his homeland....

  • Hugh MasekelaNovember 18, 2015 @ 7:30 pm10:00 pm at Triple Door

    Hugh Masekela

    The legendary South African trumpeter, flugelhornist, bandleader, composer, and singer has enjoyed world renown for almost 50 years after rising to prominence as a voice of opposition to apartheid rule in his homeland....

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