Earshot Jazz and COVID-19

February 1, 2020

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

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.

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 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

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

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.

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.

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:

Earshot 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, contact Tara Peters, Programs Manager at tara@earshot.org or 206.547.6763.

Minimize 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 sanitizer.
  • 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

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