Kris Davis’ Diatom Ribbons with Terri Lyne Carrington and Van Jeanty photo courtesy of Company of Heaven.

Welcome to the 31st Annual Earshot Jazz Festival!

October 4 through November 6

With over fifty events across the city, the festival features a dynamic array of resident, national, and international artists. Respected for celebrating the art form’s leading edges and cultural heritage, the festival brings jazz greats from around the world into creative collaboration with area audiences and artists. Earshot celebrates Seattle’s place in the world of jazz with mainstage concerts by our award-winning student ensembles and a strong representation by our renowned resident artists.

Dates, times, and ticket links coming soon. In the meantime… here’s a list of 2019 artists.

Kris Davis’ Diatom Ribbons with Terri Lyne Carrington and Val Jeanty

Seattle Jazz Showcase

Jamaaladeen Tacuma Trio featuring Gary Bartz

Bria Skonberg

Paces Lift


Trey McLaughlin & The Sounds of Zamar

Gerald Clayton Quartet

The Westerlies


Wally Shoup

Wahington Middle School and Garfield High School plus special alumini guests

Orrin Evans Trio with Jeff Tain Watts

Tribute to Tony Williams Lifetime

Afro-Electric with Val Jeanty and Ravish Momin

Fay Victor and Myra Melford

Julian Lage Trio

Makaya McCraven

Youn Sun Nah

Darius Jones


Seattle Modren Orchestra with Darius Jones and Wayne Horvitz


Came to Play

Aaron Parks Little Big

Knife Knights

Chuco Valdés Jazz Batá

Cécile McLorin Salvant w/Aaron Diehl Trio

Clarice Assad

Joel Ross ‘Cool Vibes’

Roosevelt High School Band w/ Jay Thomas EWA

Shai Maestro Trio

Wayne Horvitz & Sara Schoenbeck

Anton Schwartz Sextet

Briggan Krauss

Larry Grenadier

Kelsey Mines & Carlos Snaider

Jay Thomas EWA

Jenny Scheinman, Allison Miller Parlour Game with Carmen Staaf and Tony Scherr

Folks Project

Tyshawn Sorey Quintet


Kiki Valera

Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra w/ special guest artist Rosana Eckert

Dreamstruck: Marilyn Crispell & Joe Fonda

Thomas Marriott & Philly Friends

Kassa Overall & Sullivan Fortner

Avishai Cohen Quartet

Egberto Gismonti

Options: Eric Revis/Bennie Maupin/Nasheet Waits

Flat Earth Society

Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra: “Jazz of the Harlem Renaissance”

Seattle Jazz Showcase

Gary Hammon: “In case you didn’t know”

Paul Rucker

Travis Laplante

Yemen Blues

Emmer Cohen Trio

Amendola vs. Blades, with Skerik, Jeff Parker, and Cyro Baptista

Chick Corea Trio with Seattle Symphony Orchestra

Major support for the 2019 Earshot Jazz Festival provided by