March 2020

Volume 36, No. 03

Executive Director

John Gilbreath

Managing Director

Karen Caropepe

Programs Manager

Tara Peters

Development Manager

Errin Patton

Marketing & Development Asssociate

Lucienne Aggarwal


Lucienne Aggagrwal & Tara Peters

Contributing Writers

Whitney Bashaw
Ian Gwin
Bryan Lineberry
Rayna Mathis
Paul Rauch

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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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

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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Earshot Jazz ISSN 1077-0984
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© 2020 Earshot Jazz Society of Seattle

Letter From The Director

Rhythm and Harmony

We each get out of bed, put our nose down, and do the work that’s in front of us; day after day. We have to. And whether we’re artists or Uber drivers, students or teachers, code writers or construction workers; we all need the occasional long view to put our lives into perspective, to get a sense of our own history, and to find an appreciation of ourselves and those around us.

This monthly Earshot Jazz magazine, now, incredibly, in its 36th year of publication, eagerly reflects the day-to-day activity in this jazz community; with news, previews, profiles and opportunities that are generally focused on the current period of time. And the hard-working Earshot administrative team, already working in an environment of deadlines, application cycles, tight budgets, and recurring program initiatives; does the work beautifully; day after day, month after month.

But we, too, can be mindful of the long view, realizing that we are essentially writing history every month. Taken as a single body of work, the 400 monthly issues of Earshot Jazz are a living document of one of the most vibrant jazz communities in the country. By the way, that means that close to two million individual copies have been distributed free of charge around the city through the years. As a major acknowledgement of that history, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is supporting a three-year process to digitize all 35 years of Earshot Jazz back issues, and all issues going forward, creating an interactive, open resource that will be available to all, in perpetuity.

As another marker of this incredible community, this month marks the 30th year of the Golden Ear and Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame Awards. Held annually since 1990, the process is intended to celebrate the accomplishments of Seattle artists over the previous year, and to memorialize those individuals whose dedication has helped to define Seattle’s jazz legacy.

Please join us at the Royal Room March 9 to enjoy some incredible music and to meet some incredible musicians. Find details alongside a ballot (and please vote) and a list of the entire Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame … so far … on pages 4 & 5.

As always, we welcome your feedback, participation, and financial support! Join us!

John Gilbreath, Executive Director


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