Earshot Jazz and COVID-19

September 10, 2021 -- COVID-19 Health and Safety Policy from Earshot Jazz

Posted: 08/23/2021
Updated: 09/10/2021
Updated 09/23/2021

In light of ongoing COVID-19 concerns, the health and safety of audiences, artists, staff, and volunteers remain a top priority for Earshot Jazz. Please read the following document to acquaint yourself with our policy before taking part in any Earshot Jazz in-person event. Our policy may change as health and government agencies issue new guidlines, and accordingly we will update this policy

Policies may differ for events produced by one of our presenting partners (ex. SRJO or BIMA). Please refer to their policies for those details.

If a venue partner’s policy is more stringent than ours, their policy will be enforced. The Royal Room’s policy is as follows: The Royal Room is requiring all attendees to be vaccinated, negative tests are not acceptable for entry. 

Proof of Vaccination or Negative COVID-19 Test Required

Earshot Jazz requires proof of vaccination for entry to all venues where an Earshot Jazz event is being produced.

Acceptable vaccination proof includes a valid ID, vaccination card which includes the name of the individual, as well as the date and type of vaccine. A photo or scan of the vaccination card is acceptable. A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their final dose. 

Those individuals unable to be fully vaccinated, must have a valid ID and proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to the event. This requirement of a PCR test is in accordance with the Seattle-King County Public Health Order dated 16th September, 2021. Children under 12 must have proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to the event. Acceptable proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test includes a printed document from the test provider or an email or text message from the test provider. The name of the individual tested and date of negative test result should be included.

Earshot Jazz will check for proof of vaccination and negative tests, along with matching valid ID at the doors, as a condition of entry. If you do not have the necessary documentation to enter the venue you will be offered a refund or an exchange for the video stream.

Masking Required

In accordance with Governor Jay Inslee’s Statewide Mask Mandate, effective August 23rd, 2021 and out of concern for those persons who are immunocompromised or unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, all individuals will be required to wear a mask inside the venue. At venues where food and beverage are served, masks may be removed while actively eating or drinking. 

Earshot Jazz Artists

Vaccinated individuals performing on the stage will be allowed to remove their masks. Physical distancing will be required when individuals are unmasked on stage.

Earshot Jazz Staff & Volunteers

All Earshot Jazz staff and volunteers are fully vaccinated and will wear masks.

In the Event of Illness or Contact with COVID-19

We ask that any individual who is not feeling well, suspects they might be ill, or who has come into contact with the virus, to stay home.

We appreciate your cooperation. Please direct any questions to info@earshot.org.

February 1, 2021 -- Earshot Jazz accepting applications for second round of relief funds for Seattle jazz artists

February 1, 2021

In December 2020, a first round of emergency relief funds distributed $21,000 directly to jazz artists and educators in the Greater Seattle Area most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In February 2021, a second round of funding seeks to distribute an additional $30,000 to jazz artists facing economic insecurity in our region. Those who applied for the first round are eligible to apply again.
Application opens Monday, February 1, 2021, at 4:00 PM PST. Deadline to apply is Friday, February 28 2021, at 5:00 PM PST.
Made possible by the generosity of the Raynier Institute and Foundation.

December 1, 2020 -- Earshot Jazz announces new relief fund for Seattle jazz artists

December 1, 2020

We’re excited to announce a new program, administered by Earshot Jazz, that will provide direct financial relief to individual jazz artists most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to the generosity of the Raynier Institute and Foundation, Earshot Jazz will be able to make 50 $1,000 gifts directly to individual artists in need. Application deadline is Tuesday, December 15, 2020, at 11:59 PM PST.

March 12, 2020 -- Event Canceled -- Steve Treseler EP Release concert scheduled for march 29 at the Royal Room

March 12, 2020

UPDATE 3/12/2020 — Due to continuing concerns surrounding COVID-19, in compliance with new limits on events and in cooperation with the artist and venue, we have chosen to cancel the Steve Treseler EP Release concert scheduled for March 29 at the Royal Room. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

In addition, the Royal Room announced today that it will close its doors for the remainder of March.

March 7, 2020 -- Event Postponed -- Golden Ear Awards Party scheduled for March 9 at the Royal Room

March 7, 2020

UPDATE 3/7/2020 — Due to continuing concerns surrounding COVID-19, with the interest of the artists, audiences, presenters, and venue staff in mind, we have chosen to postpone the Golden Ear Awards scheduled for March 9 at the Royal Room. We look forward to rescheduling the awards and will be in touch with the new date as it becomes available. Thank you for your understanding and support during this time.

March 6, 2020 -- Event postponed: Ted Poor Album Release concert scheduled for March 7 at Colmbia City Theater

March 6, 2020

UPDATE 3/6/2020 — Due to continuing concerns surrounding COVID-19, in cooperation with the artist and venue, we have chosen to postpone the Ted Poor Album Release concert scheduled for March 7 at Columbia City Theater. We intend to reschedule the concert. At that time, current ticket holders will be notified of their options. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

April 18, 2020 -- All in-person programming postponed through May / New Saturday night livestream concerts announced

April 18, 2020

With the Stay at Home order in effect through at least May 4, all in-person Earshot programming through May has been canceled or postponed. We are partnering with Town Hall Seattle to offer weekly Saturday night livestream concerts. A stay-at-home order is in place for all individuals, with the exception of essential workforce. The full description of essential workforce includes allowances for “artists and musicians providing services through streaming,” provided the guidelines are followed. In light of that allowance, we are pleased to present these livestreamed events.

March 3, 2020 -- Earshot Jazz Statement on COVID-19

Earshot Jazz and COVID-19

March 3, 2020

The safety and
wellbeing of our audiences, artists, staff, volunteers, and venue partners are top of mind. We are mindful of the growing concerns of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in the news and in our community.

We understand this is a developing situation, and as such our policy will be responsive and in-line with the recommendations of Washington State and King County Public Health departments.

Currently, King County has not put any restrictions on group gatherings. They do recommend that vulnerable populations, including people over the age of 60, avoid crowded settings.

At this time, all scheduled Earshot concerts and programs are continuing as planned.

If you are sick, we thank you for staying home from Earshot Jazz events and other public spaces. Our ticket policy below offers options if you are unable to attend an event:

Jazz Ticket Policy:

  • Earshot Jazz is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All ticket sales are final.
  • In the event that you are sick and cannot attend an event that you have purchased a ticket for, we are pleased to either:

  1. Exchange your ticket without an exchange fee. If you cannot attend, you may apply the cost of your ticket to a future Earshot Jazz show when you are well.
  2. Convert the ticket amount to a charitable donation.

For questions or concerns regarding Earshot Jazz events and ticketing, email tickets@earshot.org or call 206.547.6763.

the spread:

  • Stay
    home while you are sick and avoid close contact with others.
  • Wash
    hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds. If not available, use hand
  • Avoid
    touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid
    contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover
    your mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.

We intend to
keep everyone informed in the event of changes to the above statement via email
and social media channels. Thank you for your understanding and care during
this developing situation.

In gratitude,
The Earshot Team

For up-to-date health information please visit www.kingcounty.gov/covid

Counter stigma:

Coronavirus and Stigma

March 6, 2020 -- Event Cancelled -- Art of Jazz concert scheduled for March 12 at the Seattle Art Museum

UPDATE 3/6/2020 — March’s Art of Jazz scheduled for Thursday, March 12 has been canceled in cooperation with the Seattle Art Museum.

At this time, all other Earshot events are continuing as scheduled. We will notify our community in the event of a change. You many also keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

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