Helpful Information

Whether you’re new to the Earshot Jazz Festival or an experienced festivalgoer, this information will help you enjoy all that the festival has to offer.

Ticket/URL Info

Theo Croker photo courtesy of B Natural


Kelly Clingan in her JazzED classroom smiling at students
Kelly Clingan photo by Michael Craft


John Bishop photo by Daniel Sheehan

Other Presenters


Ticket Information

Tickets to Concerts Sold Separately

The Buy Tickets button on an event page will take you to a secure site to purchase tickets.

When available, Livestream and Video On Demand options will be provided. VOD will be available approximately 24 hours after the live performance.

You must choose to purchase a ticket to either the LIVE IN-PERSON event or the LIVESTREAM/VOD option.

If you have any problems, email us and we’ll be happy to help.

Tickets and Access to Live In-Person Concerts 

In light of ongoing COVID-19 concerns, the health and safety of audiences, artists, staff, and volunteers remain a top priority for Earshot Jazz. Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test taken within 48 hours required for venue entry. Masks required indoors. Read the full policy here.

Tickets to the 10/21 concert “Duets: Dianne Reeves, Chucho Valdés, & Joe Lovano” are assigned seating. You will pick your seats at the time of purchase.

All other concerts are general admission.

Earshot Jazz works to make jazz accessible to all by providing discounts to most events. Discounts available for senior citizens (60+), Earshot Jazz members, students, and military (active and veteran).

Earshot Jazz COVID-19 Policy

Tickets and Access to Livestream/VOD Option

At the time of purchase, you will receive a confirmation email with a url to access the concert stream. Another email with the event url will be sent out shortly before the event begins.

When Video-on-Demand (VOD) is provided, it will be available approximately 24 hours after the live performance using the same link as the Livestream.

Tiered ticketing prices are available for the Livestream/VOD option. Choose the level that works for you! We’ve provided some recommendations below:

$10 — We recommend this option if you have been significantly impacted financially by the COVID-19 pandemic.

$15 — Our most popular option! We recommend this option if your financial situation has had little to no impact by COVID-19.

$25 — We recommend this option if your economic situation has not been impacted by COVID-19.

$50 Household — We recommend this option if your economic situation has not been impacted by COVID-19 and multiple people in your household intend to stream with a single link.

Earshot Jazz Ticketing Policy

Limited number of Free tickets available

Free — A limited number of free tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis here. If you are in a position to pay for tickets, please leave these for those most in need.

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Gold Card
Festival Pass

A special Gold Card pass is available for access to all festival events. Becoming a Gold Card holder is a fantastic way to enjoy ease of access and show your support to Earshot Jazz and the artists we serve.

The 2021 Festival Gold Card rate is $400 ($350 for Earshot Jazz members) for access to over 25 concerts and events. Purchase your gold card online here. If you have any questions, please send us an email.

Some restrictions apply: Gold Card is not valid at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Northwest Film Forum, and the SRJO concert.

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Panels: Community Conversations

Join us for a series of free panels hosted on Saturday afternoons at 2pm during the festival. 2021 offers a unique opportunity to examine the structures in place within our jazz community—from education spaces, to jam session culture, to the performance stage, and beyond— through thoughtful community dialogue. More information coming soon.

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Festival Sampler Playlists

Free, Spotify playlists curated by Earshot Jazz featuring a sampling of music from a this year’s festival artists. We’ll include a general playlist and a playlist for each week of the festival. More information coming soon.

Gentle reminder: While Spotify makes it easy for us to introduce you to artists, it is not the best way to support artists. The best way to support artists is to buy their music! Thank you.

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Other Presenters

Earshot Jazz serves at the center of Seattle’s jazz ecology… as part of the Earshot Jazz Festival we are happy to support other presenters in the region.  

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

BIMA and Earshot Jazz are excited to partner for the fifth year in a row to present Within/Earshot. BIMA’s annual festival celebrating all things jazz is back in person! With four concerts, four films, and two lectures, this festival is sure to have something for every jazz cat out there! For information, visit biartmuseum.org.

Northwest Film Forum

Northwest Film Forum & Earshot Jazz team up to present films that shed light on the vibrant history of this great American art form. More information coming soon.

Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra

SRJO Plays Horace Silver: The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra tributes the great pianist bandleader by interpreting his classics of the hard bop era. With Clarence Acox and Michael Brockman directing, the band includes many of the region’s top soloists. For tickets and information, visit www.srjo.org.

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