2023 Earshot Jazz Festival Collaboration

Learn more about the resident artists performing this year, our week of concerts at Langston, a hi-fi listening experience with Maiden Voyage, as well as our other presenters such as venues, media, and peer organizations.

Resident Artists

Photo of MoJam members.
Photo courtesy of J. Joshua Diltz / Alien Aftermint Media

Langston Shows

Inside of the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute.Langston photo coutesy of Joe Mabel.

Hi-Fi Listening

Maiden Voyage logo

Other Presenters

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Resident Artists

Artist Advocacy

We believe that artists are the heart and soul jazz. We are committed to providing a safe space for artists and audiences alike, and equitable opportunities that aim to support and propel artists’ careers. We encourage you to show up for the following performances to support resident artists at this year’s festival, and all year round!

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A Week of Music at Langston

2023 Earshot Jazz Festival banner for LANGSTON

LANGSTON is cultivating Black brilliance. We are thrilled to collaborate with them to bring you a week of concerts at the Earshot Jazz Festival this year.

Learn more.

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Maiden Voyage

A jazz kissa-inspired, traveling hi-fi experience based in Seattle.

October 21 Listening Session

Maiden Voyage is honored to join Earshot Jazz Festival in presenting two special listening sessions. Earshot alum and keyboard wizard Noel Brass Jr. will be the special guest selector on October 21 and share some of his favorite records. Noel is a Seattle-based composer, keyboardist, educator, and founding member of the local psychedelic trio Afrocop. His music explores a captivating intersection between spacey ambience, cosmic jazz, sci-fi soundtracks which will be reflected in his choices for the night’s program.

As a special bonus, Hawthorne Stereo provide specially curated amps and speakers for us to enjoy. The friendly experts from Hawthorne will be on hand to to chat about hi-fi gear and their legendary Seattle shop.

Limited tickets available at www.maidenvoyagehifi.com

Hotel Crocodile
2505 1st Ave. Seattle WA
7p-10p, 21+ only
Free with festival pass (learn more about Gold Cards)

November 4 Listening Session

Festival performer and Impulse Records artist Ted Poor will be our special guest selector on November 4 and share some of his favorite records. Drummer Ted Poor is a bandleader, composer, and educator based in Seattle. Poor has collaborated with Andrew Bird, Blake Mills, Bill Frisell, Myra Melford, and Andrew D’Angelo among others. His most recent recording You Already Know (Impulse/New Deal Records) presents his propulsive, imaginative music which will inform his selections for the night’s program.

Limited tickets available at www.maidenvoyagehifi.com

Hotel Crocodile
2505 1st Ave. Seattle WA
7p-10p, 21+ only
Free with festival pass (learn more about Gold Cards)

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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 and partnerships in the region.



KNKX has served the Pacific Northwest since 1966 and is one of the most popular public radio stations in the nation. This station is an ambassador for jazz and blues, and a vital source of quality, non-commercial news, including NPR and regional coverage. To learn more, visit knkx.org.


KEXP is a nonprofit arts organization serving music lovers through in-person, broadcast and online programming. To learn more, visit kexp.org.

Cascade Public Media

CPM is a nonprofit, publicly supported media organization serving the Pacific Northwest. Their mission is to inspire a smarter world, and they are committed to exceptional public television programming and local public interest journalism. To learn more, visit cascadepublicmedia.org.

Converge Media

Content and local news specifically for the Northwest’s Black community. The Black community deserves authentic representation, a focus on their community’s issues, and equitable access to elected officials, leadership, and governmental information. To learn more, visit whereweconverge.com.

Rainier Avenue Radio

RainierAvenueRadio.World is YOUR South Seattle Community Radio Station and Digital Media Hub dedicated to amplifying the diverse voices of our community. To learn more, visit rainieravenueradio.world.

The Seattle Times

Local journalism builds community. Local news, sports, business, politics, entertainment, travel, restaurants and opinion for Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. To learn more, visit seattletimes.com.

The Stranger

Seattle’s newspaper, covering Seattle news, politics, music, film, and arts; plus movie times, club calendars, restaurant listings, and so much more. To learn more, visit thestranger.com.

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Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

BIMA and Earshot Jazz are excited to partner for the seventh year in a row to present Within/Earshot. To learn more, visit biartmuseum.org.


NonSeq centers the artistry of musical experimentalism in the region and beyond by, “emphasizing the need for new, disruptive voices, greater representation of the array of creative musical endeavors in our cultural institutions, and an expansive vision for artistic embeddedness in our society”. To learn more, visit nseq.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 on 2023 fest films coming soon. To learn more, visit nwfilmforum.org.

Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra

The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra’s mission is to promote appreciation of large ensemble jazz and to share the joy of live professional jazz performance. To learn more, visit srjo.org

Seattle Sacred Music & Art

SAMA partners with music and arts presenters in the Pacific Northwest and around the world, connecting artists with Seattle communities. To learn more, visit seattlesacredmusic.com.

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Benaroya Hall

One city block. Three acoustically superb performance spaces. Home of the Seattle Symphony. To learn more, visit seattlesymphony.org/benaroyahall.

Century Ballroom

Founded in 1997 to promote social dancing of all kinds, Century Ballroom encourages a diverse community that includes your gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, age, and religion. To learn more, visit centuryballroom.com.

Chapel Performance Space

The Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center is an all-ages venue available to rent from Historic Seattle for performing arts events. To learn more, visit chapelspace.blogspot.com.

Clock-Out Lounge

Beacon Hill’s only live music venue and bar with delicious food. To learn more, visit clockoutlounge.com.

Kirkland Performance Center

Centrally located in the heart of Kirkland, the Kirkland Performance Center is the ideal venue for a truly memorable experience. To learn more, visit kpcenter.org.


The mission at LANGSTON is to strengthen and advance our community through Black arts and culture. Their vision is to Cultivate Black Brilliance. It is on that note that we are grateful to be carrying out this year’s festival with the help of LANGSTON. To learn more, visit langstonseattle.org.

Nectar Lounge

Handmade in 2004, Nectar Lounge is Seattle’s largest indoor / outdoor music venue. They are located in Fremont, the Center of the Universe. To learn more, visit nectarlounge.com.

Raisbeck Auditorium

Raisbeck Auditorium can provide the optimum aural ambiance for lectures, drama, film screenings, and dance recitals as well as concerts spanning all musical genres. To learn more, visit meyersound.com/news/cornish-raisbeck-auditorium/.

Roosevelt High School

Opened in 1922, the Battle of Bands (a jazz tradition) will occur at Roosevelt High School to create one very special festival evening focused on the young jazz artists in our community. To learn more about Roosevelt, visit their Instagram.

The Royal Room

With permanent backline, recording and video, a Steinway B grand piano and a generous stage, the Royal Room was designed to serve musicians and artists. To learn more, visit theroyalroomseattle.com.

Town Hall Seattle

A vibrant gathering place in the heart of Seattle, Town Hall fosters an engaged community through civic, arts, and educational programs that reflect and inspire creativity, empathy, and the belief that we all deserve a voice. To learn more, visit townhallseattle.org.

Triple Door

Located in downtown Seattle, The Triple Door combines world-class entertainment with a world-renowned menu inspired by local Pacific Northwest ingredients. To learn more, visit thetripledoor.net

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