May 2022

Volume 38, No. 4

Executive Director

John Gilbreath

Managing Director

Karen Caropepe

 Marketing & Development Associate

Lucienne Grace


Rayna Mathis

Contributing Writers/Artists

Halynn Blanchard
Angela Dane
Paul Rauch
M.V Smith
Carlos Snaider

Calendar Editors

Carol Levin
Jane Emerson


Daniel Sheehan


Karen Caropepe


Karen Caropepe
Dan Dubie
Earshot Jazz volunteers

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Board of Directors

Chris Icasiano (President)
Jazmyn Scott (Vice President)
Augusto Cardoso
Arlene Fairfield
Maurice James
Ruby Smith Love
Diane Wah
Marcos Zuniga

Emeritus Board Members

Clarence Acox
Sue Coliton
Taina Honkalehto
Hideo Makihara
Kenneth W. Masters
Peter Monaghan
Lola Pedrini
Richard Thurston
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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Letter From The Director

GiveBIG, Please!

As this slow-rolling spring gives way to the season of non-profit and public radio fundraising, we ask that you think of Earshot Jazz as you make your gifts. The statewide GiveBIG campaign helps to raise awareness of your hardworking non-profit arts organizations, and their reliance on individual giving to maintain and improve the services they offer all year long. Especially with the world in turmoil as it is, the importance of the arts in everyday life, and our individual ability to make a difference to them, is of huge consequence.

The Earshot Jazz organization understands the need to earn its valued position in Seattle’s vibrant cultural community every year, as we have for 37 years. Celebrating jazz as a cultural treasure of Black America, Earshot builds on the legacy of jazz that grew from the fertile Jackson Street scene into one of the most remarkable jazz ecosystems in the country. And we can’t do it without your support.

This month’s issue will introduce you to some new artists, reaffirm the artistry of some familiar names, and honor the legacy of those on whose shoulders we stand. And, in addition to previews of the scintillating Earshot concerts coming up, we provide a go-to calendar of great live jazz events happening around the city all through the month.

Close to two million copies of the Earshot Jazz magazine have been distributed free of charge around the Greater Seattle area since 1984; advancing the passion, dedication, and great work of Seattle artists and organizations in service to jazz. That is community engagement in the broadest sense and can only happen with your direct support.

Please take a moment, whether through GiveBIG or our subsequent appeals, to make a donation to Earshot Jazz, no matter what the level. We appreciate the fact that there are other cultural organizations that are important to you, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. In fact, we’ll join you in giving big. Let’s be part of the tide that helps all boats to rise for this season.

We are so very grateful for your continued support. Thank you!!


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