June 2020

Volume 36, No. 06

Executive Director

John Gilbreath

Managing Director

Karen Caropepe

Programs Manager

Tara Peters

Development Manager

Errin Patton

Marketing & Development Asssociate

Lucienne Aggarwal


Lucienne Aggarwal & Tara Peters

Contributing Writers/Artists

Halynn Blanchard
Meredith Cooper
Amy Denio
Grant Grays
Ian Gwin
Harold Hollingsworth
Sibyl James
Jonathan Shipley
David True
Kiki Valera

Calendar Editors

Carol Levin
Jane Emerson
Tara Peters


Daniel Sheehan


Tara Peters
Karen Caropepe


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)
Chris Icasiano (Vice President)
Chris Nutter (Secretary)
Sheila Hughes (Treasurer)
Augusto Cardoso
John W. Comerford
Maurice James
Kenneth W. Masters
Gail Pettis
Ruby Smith Love
Diane Wah

Emeritus Board Members

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

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Earshot Jazz ISSN 1077-0984
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Letter From The Director


First of all, we hope that you and your loved ones are safe and sound; of body, mind, spirit, and shelter.

These are difficult times, to be sure, certainly unprecedented in our lifetimes. The more overwhelming our worries become, as they continue to stack up outside, and inside, our doors, the more we might have to stack up a list of positive things—blessings, if you will—and be willing, or force ourselves, to visit them every day. In fact, the more hellish our current realities might become, the more we might see how relatively lucky we’ve been up to now, in spite of social, economic, and political systems that are fundamentally messed up.

We’ve included our list of positive things in this issue, in the form of thanks to those individuals who made a contribution to the organization through the GiveBIG and other campaigns. It has been so heartwarming for us to receive the positive encouragement of so many community members regardless of the individual amounts. Thank you!!

And thanks, too, to those who have made a donation during the Earshot Jazz LIVE at Town Hall livestream concerts. Whether the gifts were made to the organizations or the individual artist’s accounts, the action and the positive comments have been incredibly supportive. We are all super grateful. Thank you again!

Please be careful out there. Don’t hesitate to be in touch with any ideas or recommendations on how we can better serve this thriving jazz community. Meanwhile, keep your head down and your chin up. We have work to do but we’ll get through this. Warm wishes,  

John Gilbreath, Executive Director


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