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October 2019

Roosevelt Jazz Band w/ Jay Thomas EWA

October 19 @ 7:30 pm
Roosevelt High School Performing Arts Theatre, 1410 NE 66th Street
Seattle, WA 98115 United States

Jay Thomas EWA photo by Harold Rosencrantz. Get Tickets ADVANCE TICKET PRICES: $22 Adults, $20 Earshot Members & Seniors, $10 Students & Military DAY OF SHOW TICKET PRICES: $27Adults, $25 Earshot Members & Seniors, $10 Students & Military Treasured Seattle multi-instrumentalist Jay Thomas appears with the perennially stellar high school big band led by longtime leader Scott Brown. Thomas brings along four outstanding instrumentalist friends from Japan. In May, Roosevelt won its fourth best-in-the-country title at the prestigious Essentially Ellington competition…

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Joel Ross ‘Good Vibes’

October 19 @ 8:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum (Downtown), 1300 First Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States

Joel Ross photo courtesy of the artist Get Tickets ADVANCE TICKET PRICES: $23 Adults, $21 Earshot Members & Seniors, $10 Students & Military DAY OF SHOW TICKET PRICES: $28 Adults, $26 Earshot Members & Seniors, $10 Students & Military Welcomed by Rainier Avenue Radio. With a new release on Blue Note, the mesmerizing young vibraphonist on a “rocket-like trajectory” (New York Times) has reaped rewards from an apprenticeship with the likes of Herbie Hancock, Gerald Clayton, and Christian McBride. His…

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Shai Maestro Trio / Wayne Horvitz & Sara Schoenbeck

October 20 @ 7:30 pm
Seattle Art Museum (Downtown), 1300 First Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States

Shai Maestro photo by Gabriel Baharlia Get Tickets ADVANCE TICKET PRICES: $28 Adults, $26 Earshot Members & Seniors, $10 Students & Military DAY OF SHOW TICKET PRICES: $33 Adults, $31 Earshot Members & Seniors, $10 Students & Military One of the most astounding pianists working today, the Israeli Maestro performs with breathtaking fluidity, grace, and imagination in a powerful and harmonious trio with Jorge Roeder (bass) and Ofri Nehemya (drums). “Hearing Shai Maestro is like awakening to a new world,” said All…

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DJ OCnotes: Smacktalk

October 20 @ 9:00 pm
Timbre Room, 1809 Minor Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

OCnotes courtesy of the artist. Get Tickets TICKET PRICES: Adult $16, Senior (60+) $14, Earshot Member $14, Student $10, Military $10 DJ OCnotes (Sunday Soul/KEXP), SmackTalk; visuals: OCnotes OCnotes, a prolific artist with over 50 albums, mix tapes and EP's to his name, OCnotes also DJ's on KEXP, and performs with Shabazz Palaces, and Black Constellation, among others. Smacktalk is a 5 piece jazz-fusion collective from Seattle, Washington. With a focus on original music, they harness the powerful capabilities of the…

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Anton Schwartz Sextet

October 21 @ 7:30 pm
Town Hall Seattle – The Forum, 1119 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States

Anton Schwartz photo by Daniel Sheehan Get Tickets ADVANCE TICKET PRICES: $18 Adults, $16 Earshot Members & Seniors, $10 Students & Military DAY OF SHOW TICKET PRICES: $23 Adults, $21 Earshot Members & Seniors, $10 Students & Military A champion of “music that gets into your bones, into your head and into your heart,” the prize-winning Seattle/Bay Area tenor saxophonist leads a sextet that melds irresistible rhythmic momentum with emotionally charged lyricism. Joining Anton Schwartz (sax), are Jared Hall (trumpet), David…

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Briggan Krauss

October 21 @ 7:30 pm
Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Avenue North
Seattle, 98103 United States

Briggan Krauss photo by Daniel Sheehan Get Tickets ADVANCE TICKET PRICES: $18 Adults, $16 Earshot Members & Seniors, $10 Students & Military DAY OF SHOW TICKET PRICES: $23 Adults, $21 Earshot Members & Seniors, $10 Students & Military A fixture on the New York scene since relocating from Seattle in 1994, the sax virtuoso has led many bands and loaned his talents to greats like Steven Bernstein (Sexmob), Bill Frisell, Wayne Horvitz… Always riveting, for us he performs solo, showcasing…

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Larry Grenadier / Kelsey Mines & Carlos Snaider

October 23 @ 7:30 pm
Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Avenue North
Seattle, 98103 United States

Larry Grenadier photo by Juan Hitters Get Tickets ADVANCE TICKET PRICES: $22 Adults, $20 Earshot Members & Seniors, $10 Students & Military DAY OF SHOW TICKET PRICES: $27 Adults, $25 Earshot Members & Seniors, $10 Students & Military Welcomed by KNKX. One of the finest bassists in the business performs solo, “as direct and powerful as it is elegant,” as the NY Times said of his solo album The Gleaners. Acclaimed as “deeply intuitive” for his “fluid sense of melody,” Grenadier…

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Jay Thomas EWA

October 23 @ 7:30 pm
Town Hall Seattle – The Forum, 1119 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States

Jay Thomas photo by Daniel Sheehan Get Tickets ADVANCE TICKET PRICES: $24 Adults, $22 Earshot Members & Seniors, $10 Students & Military DAY OF SHOW TICKET PRICES: $29 Adults, $27 Earshot Members & Seniors, $10 Students & Military Welcomed by KBCS. The renowned Seattle multi-hornman appears with outstanding instrumentalist friends from Japan, where he often works. Equally compelling on trumpet, flugelhorn, alto, tenor, soprano, and flutes, Thomas has been a stand-out star since his teen debut in the 1960s. The BAR…

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Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller’s Parlour Game w/ Carmen Staaf & Tony Scherr

October 24 @ 7:30 pm
Town Hall Seattle – The Forum, 1119 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States

Carmen Staaf, Tony Scherr, Jenny Scheinman, & Allison Miller Get Tickets ADVANCE TICKET PRICES: $32 Adults, $30 Earshot Members & Seniors, $10 Students & Military DAY OF SHOW TICKET PRICES: $37 Adults, $35 Earshot Members & Seniors, $10 Students & Military The violinist and drummer lead a sparkling quartet with Seattle-reared pianist Carmen Staaf and ace acoustic bassist Tony Scherr. They perform edgy but swinging material that honors the groove and women in jazz before them. When unexpected circumstances brought the…

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Folks Project

October 24 @ 7:30 pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144 United States

Get Tickets ADVANCE TICKET PRICES: $18 Adults, $16 Earshot Members & Seniors, $10 Students & Military DAY OF SHOW TICKET PRICES: $23 Adults, $21 Earshot Members & Seniors, $10 Students & Military Co-presented with Dr. James Gore and Jackson Street Music Program. Folks — D’Vonne Lewis (drums), Darrius Willrich (keys), and Evan Flory-Barnes (bass), tribute the long history of music culture of Seattle’s Central District as they build on the legacy of artists like Quincy Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Ernestine Anderson, Floyd…

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Tyshawn Sorey Quintet

October 25 @ 8:00 pm
Town Hall Seattle – The Forum, 1119 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States

Tyshawn Sorey photo by Daniel Sheehan Get Tickets ADVANCE TICKET PRICES: $30 Adults, $28 Earshot Members & Seniors, $10 Students & Military DAY OF SHOW TICKET PRICES: $35 Adults, $33 Earshot Members & Seniors, $10 Students & Military The prodigious drummer, and equally vaunted all-around musical mind — he’s in the midst of a four-part stint as the Seattle Symphony’s Composer-in-Residence — presents his this-is-jazz-now quintet. A drummer-of-choice for many avant-gardists, Sorey “plays not only with gale-force physicality, but also…

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Thomas Marriott w/ Friends from Philly (Early Show)

October 26 @ 7:00 pm
The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118 United States

Thomas Marriott photo courtesy of the artist. Get Tickets ADVANCE TICKET PRICES: Adult $24, Senior (60+) $22, Earshot Member $22, Student $10, Military $10 DAY OF SHOW TICKET PRICES: Adult $29, Senior (60+) $27, Earshot Member $27, Student $10, Military $10 Do not miss 13-year-old Mekhi Boone, a true drum prodigy, accompanying Marriott, a Seattle-reared trumpet ace. A frequent visitor to Philadelphia, Marriott brings back home the drummer’s father, bassist Mike Boone, a stalwart mentor on the storied Philly scene, and seasoned…

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Dreamstruck: Marilyn Crispell, Joe Fonda, Harvey Sorgen

October 26 @ 7:30 pm
Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Avenue North
Seattle, 98103 United States

Marilyn Crispell by Claire Stefani. Get Tickets ADVANCE TICKET PRICES: Adult $24, Senior (60+) $22, Earshot Member $22, Student $10, Military $10 DAY OF SHOW TICKET PRICES: Adult $29, Senior (60+) $27, Earshot Member $27, Student $10, Military $10 The free improvising trio of the acclaimed pianist Marilyn Crispell, bassist Joe Fonda, and drummer Harvey Sorgen create riveting, lyrical free jazz in a highly distinctive illustration of what a modern improvising piano trio can be. Its name is what you’ll…

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Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra w/ Rosanna Eckert

October 26 @ 7:30 pm
Rainier Arts Center, 3515 South Alaska St
Seattle, WA 98118 United States

Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra photo by Jim Levitt Get Tickets TICKET PRICES: $20 Adults, $18 Earshot Members & Seniors, $10 Students & Military Presented by Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra. SWOJO has long thrilled audiences with special guests of the highest caliber — this time, swinging Texan vocalist Rosana Eckert. With a host of leading soloists, the band performs the world premiere of "L'illusionniste" by Seulah Noh, the winning composition in SWOJOs 2019 contest for women jazz composers.

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Kiki Valera y su Son Cubano

October 26 @ 8:00 pm
Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States

Kiki Valera photo courtesy of the artist Get Tickets ADVANCE TICKET PRICES: $10–28 DAY OF SHOW TICKET PRICES: $10–33 Welcomed by KNKX. Cuban cuatro virtuoso Kiki Valera was the musical director of one of the most important groups in the history of the Son Cubano, La Familia Valera Miranda. A continuing force in the evolution of Cuban music, he presents sones, boleros, and guarachas with a band of masters including Coco Freeman (former lead singer of NG La Banda and…

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Thomas Marriott w/ Friends from Philly (Late Show)

October 26 @ 9:30 pm
The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118 United States

Thomas Marriott photo courtesy of the artist. Get Tickets ADVANCE TICKET PRICES: Adult $24, Senior (60+) $22, Earshot Member $22, Student $10, Military $10 DAY OF SHOW TICKET PRICES: Adult $29, Senior (60+), $27, Earshot Member $27, Student $10, Military $10 Do not miss 13-year-old Mekhi Boone, a true drum prodigy, accompanying Marriott, a Seattle-reared trumpet ace. A frequent visitor to Philadelphia, Marriott brings back home the drummer’s father, bassist Mike Boone, a stalwart mentor on the storied Philly scene, and…

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Sasha Berliner

October 27 @ 7:30 pm
The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118 United States

Sasha Berliner photo by Gulnara Khamatova. Get Tickets ADVANCE TICKET PRICES: Adult $15, Senior (60+) $13, Earshot Member $13, Students $10, Military $10 DAY OF SHOW TICKET PRICES: Adult $20, Senior (60+) $18, Earshot Member $18, Students $10, Military $10 Welcomed by KBCS. A San Francisco-reared vibes and drums phenom who has now appeared at numerous North American festivals, and has a new CD, Azalea, Berliner drew her approach to jazz — a politically charged “multi-inspirational hybrid” — from listening…

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Kassa Overall & Sullivan Fortner

October 27 @ 7:30 pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144 United States

Kassa Overall photo courtesy of the artist. Get Tickets ADVANCE TICKET PRICES: Adult $24, Senior (60+) $22, Earshot Member $22, Student $10, Military $10 DAY OF SHOW TICKET PRICES: Adult $29, Senior (60+) $27, Earshot Member $27, Student $10, Military $10 Welcomed by Rainier Avenue Radio. Drummer/rapper Kassa Overall is a Seattle-reared revelation on the New York scene in his own bands and with the likes of Vijay Iyer. “One of the few genuine-sounding, full-scope amalgams of contemporary hip-hop and…

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Avishai Cohen Quartet

October 29 @ 7:30 pm
Seattle Art Museum (Downtown), 1300 First Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States

Avishai Cohen photo by Ziv Ravitz. Get Tickets ADVANCE TICKET PRICES: Adult $28, Senior (60+) $26, Earshot Member $26, Student $10, Military $10 DAY OF SHOW TICKET PRICES: Adult $33, Senior (60+) $31, Earshot Member $31, Student $10, Military $10 The “extravagantly skilled” trumpeter, “relaxed and soulful” (NY Times), is a four-time DownBeat Critics Poll winner who “has rather quietly become one of the most creative trumpet players in jazz” (JazzTimes). He appears with Fabian Almazan (piano), Barak Mori (bass),…

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Options: Eric Revis/Bennie Maupin/Nasheet Waits

October 30 @ 7:30 pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144 United States

Eric Revis, Nasheet Waits, and Bennie Maupin photo courtesy of the artists. Get Tickets ADVANCE TICKET PRICES: Adult $24, Senior (60+) $22, Earshot Member $22, Student $10, Military $10 DAY OF SHOW TICKET PRICES: Adult $29, Senior (60+) $27, Earshot Member $27, Student $10, Military $10 Welcomed by Rainier Avenue Radio. Two generations, three masters: bassist Eric Revis and drummer Nasheet Waits (both of Tarbaby, with Orrin Evans), join forces with legendary multireedist Bennie Maupin, perhaps best known for his…

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November 2019

Flat Earth Society

November 1 @ 8:00 pm
Town Hall Seattle – The Forum, 1119 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States

Flat Earth Society photo by Phile Deprez. Get Tickets ADVANCE TICKET PRICES: Adult $32, Senior (60+) $30, Earshot Member $30, Student $10, Military $10 DAY OF SHOW TICKET PRICES: Adult $37, Senior (60+) $35, Earshot Member $35, Student $10, Military $10 Welcomed by KBCS. Flat Earth Society, the mammoth (15-piece) Belgian juggernaut unleashes jazz of unrivaled spirit and verve. Wildly innovative, complex, and incendiary but as tight as a fine classical orchestra. Think Vienna Art Orchestra, or Willem Breuker Kollektief.…

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Seattle Jazz Showcase: Bill Anschell Standards Trio, LaVon Hardison, Tarik Abouzied/Joe Doria/Cole Schuster

November 2 @ 7:00 pm
Town Hall Seattle – The Forum, 1119 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States

LaVon Hardison photo by Lisa Hagen Glynn. Get Tickets ADVANCE TICKET PRICES: Adult $20, Senior (60+) $18, Earshot Member $18, Student $10, Military $10 DAY OF SHOW TICKET PRICES: Adult $25, Senior (60+) $23, Earhsot Member $23, Student $10, Military $10 In the second of two showcases of Seattle’s best, the commanding pianist Bill Anschell appears with his trio (bassist Jeff Johnson, drummer Byron Vannoy). Also on the bill: dynamic vocalist LaVon Hardison and Tarik Abouzied’s uplifting, funky trio with…

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Gary Hammon: “In case you didn’t know”

November 3 @ 7:30 pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144 United States

Gary Hamon photo by Daniel Sheehan. Get Tickets ADVANCE TICKET PRICES:  Adult $18, Senior (60+) $16, Earshot Member $16, Student $10, Military $10 DAY OF SHOW TICKET PRICES: Adult $23, Senior (60+) $21, Earshot Member $21, Student $10, Military $10 Presented with support from 4 Culture. Welcomed by Rainier Avenue Radio. Black Seattle Jazz History: an evening rooted in the jazz legacy of Seattle’s Central District, including “In Case You Didn’t Know,” the latest work by saxophonist Gary Hammon, a…

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Travis Laplante

November 4 @ 7:30 pm
Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Avenue North
Seattle, 98103 United States

Travis Laplante photo by Greg Brown. Get Tickets ADVANCE TICKET PRICES: Adult $22, Senior (60+) $20, Earshot Member $20, Student $10, Military $10 DAY OF SHOW TICKET PRICES: Adult $27, Senior (60+) $25, Earshot Member $25, Student $10, Military $10 His tornado of a performance at last year’s festival was one of the great Earshot shows. Playing solo, the saxophonist works with natural acoustics to create mystifying, transporting effects, music that “should be played and heard with every cell of…

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Emmet Cohen Trio

November 5 @ 7:30 pm
Town Hall Seattle – The Forum, 1119 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States

Emmet Cohen photo by John Abbott. Get Tickets ADVANCE TICKET PRICES: Adult $22, Senior (60+) $20, Earshot Member $20, Student $10, Military $10 DAY OF SHOW TICKET PRICES: Adult $27, Senior (60+) $25, Earshot Member $25, Student $10, Military $10 Welcomed by KNKX This much-traveled, much-honored pianist is renowned for “nimble touch, measured stride, and warm harmonic vocabulary” (DownBeat). He recently won the 2019 American Pianists Awards and the Cole Porter Fellow of the American Pianists Association. Joining Emmet Cohen…

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Chick Corea: Rhapsody in Blue w/ Seattle Symphony Orchestra 

November 6 @ 7:30 pm
Benaroya Hall-Taper Auditorium, 200 University St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States

Chick Corea photo courtesy of Chick Corea Productions. Get Tickets TICKET PRICES: $67-127. Available through Seattle Symphony, Benraoya Hall. Presented by Seattle Symphony Orchestra. The 21-time Grammy piano legend, a DownBeat Hall of Famer and NEA Jazz Master, performs George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with the Seattle Symphony. Also on the program: the SSO performs Corea’s Piano Concerto No. 1. He is the fourth-most nominated artist in Grammy history with 63 nods – and 22 wins, in addition to several…

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Amendola vs. Blades w/ Skerik, Jeff Parker & Cyro Baptista

November 6 @ 7:30 pm
Triple Door, 216 Union St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States

Scott Amendola photo by Lenny Gonzalez. Get Tickets TICKET PRICES: $25. Available through the Triple Door. Presented by Triple Door.  Drummer/composer Scott Amendola and his longstanding Bay Area collaborator, Hammond B-3 organ star Wil Blades, lay down greasy grooves with head-spinning telepathy, joined by Seattle favorite saxophonist Skerik, the genre-surpassing guitarist Jeff Parker (of Tortoise), and Brazilian percussion genius Cyro Baptista.

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December 2019

31st Anniversary Concert of Duke Ellington’s Sacred Music

December 28 @ 7:30 pm
Town Hall-Great Hall, 1119 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States

Get Tickets Ellington’s wonderful “Sacred Music” is both serious and swinging. It is a reverent and hip body of jazz composition, written late in his career, for jazz big band, vocal and instrumental soloists, gospel choir, and tap dancers. For the past 30 years Earshot Jazz has presented an annual concert of Ellington’s Sacred Music. This year's concert features the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, and this December, SRJO again welcomes to the stage special guest vocalist, Dr. Stephen Newby, faculty…

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April 2020

Maria Schneider Orchestra

April 24, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Town Hall-Great Hall, 1119 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States

Get Tickets NEA Jazz Master Maria Schneider’s music has been hailed by critics as “evocative, majestic, magical, heart-stoppingly gorgeous, and beyond categorization.” The celebrated composer returns to Seattle after a thrilling performance during the 2018 Earshot Jazz Festival with the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra. This time she brings along her New York City-based 18-member jazz collective. One of few artists to have earned Grammys in multiple categories, she is known for defying categorization and tailoring her compositions to highlight the…

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