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Jazz: The Second Century Series “Call for Artistic Submissions”

Seeking submissions, now through August 1, 2022!

Earshot Jazz seeks submissions from Seattle-area individual artists and ensembles for the Jazz: The Second Century series. The series brings the progression of jazz into creative motion and is a current and un-sentimental look at our city’s engagement with this diffuse, vibrant art form.

Projects that question and expand the conventions of the jazz form are encouraged. Submissions must include a recorded sample of a project and a written statement between 250-350 words. Our submission format is fluid and flexible. Artists are invited to use the tools and technology available to them to create a response to what jazz is right now.

Artists are selected through a blind jury process. We’ve adapted the format from a live concert to a pre-recorded audio or video performance, which will be presented at the virtual watch party in October during the Earshot Jazz Festival. Selected artists are paid a competitive fee for the performance ($125 per artist, for up to 8 artists or contributors per ensemble).

Presenting Seattle artists, who are selected by a peer panel, to showcase their original work embodies two essential core values of Earshot Jazz: to respect artists and nurture creativity. Thank you to the artists, panelists, and audience members who support this vision. A list of past Second Century artists can be viewed online at earshot.org.

Please send submissions electronically to 2ndcentury@earshot.org by August 1, 2022.

A list of past Second Century artists can be viewed here.

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