October 2018

Volume 34, No. 10

Executive Director

John Gilbreath

Managing Director

Karen Caropepe


Peter Monaghan
Caitlin Peterkin

Contributing Writers

Lucienne Aggarwal
Ian Gwin
Andrew Luthringer
Paul Rauch

Calendar Editors

Casey Adams
Jane Emerson
Caitlin Peterkin


Daniel Sheehan


Tara Peters


Karen Caropepe
Dan Dubie
Earshot Jazz volunteers

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Add a gig to the calendar online or send us an email.

Board of Directors

Danielle Leigh (President)
John W. Comerford (Vice President)
Jon Perrino (Secretary)
Viren Kamdar (Treasurer)
Sue Coliton
Seila Hughes
Chris Icasiano
Maurice James
Chris Nutter
Gail Pettis
Ruby Smith Love
Diane Wah

Emeritus Board Members

Clarence Acox
Taina Honkalehto
Hideo Makihara
Kenneth W. Masters
Peter Monaghan
Lola Pedrini
Paul Toliver
Cuong Vu

Founded in 1984 by Paul de Barros, Gary Bannister, and Allen Youngblood.
Earshot Jazz is published monthly by Earshot Jazz Society of Seattle.

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Letter from the Director

Please Support Earshot Jazz

The Earshot Jazz organization reflects and embellishes one of the most vibrant, productive, and storied jazz communities in the world. We can only do that with your financial support. We’re coming to you in this issue with a celebration of the art and artists we all support, and with a direct appeal to you for a meaningful year-end gift.

You can EARmark your donation to support any or all of these established, respected program areas, then go to to make a donation: The Earshot Jazz newsletter spreads the word on Seattle artists, educators, and presenters every month. Your support means that Earshot can be found, free of charge, in bookstores, coffee shops, music venues, grocery stores, and corner news boxes all around the city. Together, we’ve delivered close to two million free copies into the community since 1985. The newsletter generates less than one-third of its annual costs through advertising sales, your member support will guarantee its availability for years to come.

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Support of Seattle artists For 28 years, Earshot Jazz has produced annual juried concert series and awards programs that publicly recognize outstanding work by Seattle-area artists. We assist artists through performance opportunities, grant-applications, and career advancement work, and we support area jazz education programs with publicity and fundraising. Your donation can supplement programs that give directly to jazz artists and education.

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Concert presentations Besides producing Seattle’s major jazz festival, Earshot Jazz presents concerts through the year and advocates for jazz through collaboration with other cultural institutions. Earshot provides major festival stages for young, emerging artists, student ensembles, and masters of the art form, often presenting creative projects by artists who would not find another stage here. We rely on your financial support to assure that important generative artists have the support they need to present their work and develop their careers, and that Seattle audiences can enjoy the full spectrum of jazz expression.

Please join us with a financial contribution that fits both your budget and your passion for creative music. Go online to or call 206-547- 6763, right now. Your donation is very important. Make a contribution, in any amount. It’s quick and secure, much needed and gratefully appreciated. Thank you

–John Gilbreath, Executive Director


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