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October 2021

D’Vonne Lewis and Friendz

October 9 @ 1:00 pm4:00 pm
Pier 62, 1951 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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D'Vonne Lewis photo by Daniel Sheehan. Saturday October 9 1pm–4pm PDT Waterfront Park Pier 62 In-person* Free with registration Register Earshot Jazz and Friends of Waterfront Seattle present D'Vonne Lewis and Friendz, part of Pier Sounds: a fall concert series on the waterfront Over the recent years, D’Vonne Lewis has become one of the most frequently seen and widely respected artists on Seattle’s music scene. Like jazz itself, Lewis’ legacy has a deep history and a brilliant future. Composer/bandleader/poet/drummer D’Vonne Lewis is…

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Theo Croker BLK2LIFE

October 13 @ 7:30 pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144 United States
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Theo Croker, a storytelling Grammy-nominated trumpeter (and grandson of trumpet legend Doc Cheatham) presents the shapeshifting music of his sixth album, BLK2LIFE || A FUTURE PAST.

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The Eugenie Jones Journey featuring Velocity

October 14 @ 7:30 pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144 United States
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Eugenie Jones singing and smiling in a blue dress.

The emotive, engaging Seattle resident sings with locked-in emotional resonance, within and beyond standard jazz expectations, on originals and songs by the likes of Nina Simone.

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Marina Albero

October 15 @ 7:00 pm
Town Hall Seattle – The Forum, 1119 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Marina Albero dressed in black, playing the piano.

Pianist, Marina Albero, this year’s Earshot Jazz Festival Resident Artist, performs with her top-drawer band, which includes Hans Teuber (reeds), D’Vonne Lewis (drums), and Jeff Johnson (bass), plus special guests.

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Meridian Odyssey

October 15 @ 8:30 pm
The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118 United States
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Meridian Odyssey band members standing side by side on a bridge.

To create their emotive jazz during weird times, five farflung Seattleites—bassist Ben Feldman, saxophonist Santosh Sharma, drummer Xavier Lecouturier, pianist Dylan Hayes, and guitarist Martin Budde—convened in Alaska, livestreamed from an airplane hangar, and created their debut Second Wave. Trumpeter Noah Halpern joins them.

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Kareem Kandi World Orchestra

October 16 @ 8:30 pm
The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118 United States
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Steeped in jazz, blues, and funk, the seasoned saxophonist Kareem Kandi, leads a trio in fresh, innovative approaches to standards and originals. With Greg Feingold (bass), Stefan Schatz (drums).

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Jamie Baum Septet+

October 17 @ 7:00 pm
Town Hall Seattle – The Forum, 1119 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Renowned flutist and composer Jamie Baum, brings her longtime New York-based Septet+ for a rare Seattle appearance. Playing stylish South Asian-inflected jazz, the band includes Seattle-reared star guitarist Brad Shepik, Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet), Aaron Irwin (also sax/bass clarinets), Chris Komer (French horn), John Escreet (piano), Ricky Rodriguez (bass, singing bowls), and Jeff Hirshfield (drums).

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William Parker, Hamid Drake, & Patricia Nicholson

October 18 @ 8:00 pm
Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Avenue North
Seattle, 98103 United States
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Two towering figures of liberating jazz exploration — bassist Parker and drummer Drake, who have collaborated with generations of innovators — with poetry and dance from Patricia Nicholson Parker.

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Duets: Dianne Reeves, Chucho Valdés, & Joe Lovano

October 21 @ 7:30 pm
Town Hall-Great Hall, 1119 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Three revered, much-honored giants of jazz perform duets: Cuban pianist Chucho Valdés, NEA Jazz Master vocalist Dianne Reeves, and saxophonist Joe Lovano. Three sides of a pitch perfect triangle!

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Immanuel Wilkins Quartet

October 22 @ 7:30 pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144 United States
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The stylish saxophonist’s with his locked-in quartet featuring bassist Daryl Johns, drummer Kweku Sumbry, and stellar pianist Micah Thomas.

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The Tiptons feat. Correo Aereo: Mujer o Bruja? October 22.

October 22 @ 8:00 pm
Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Avenue North
Seattle, 98103 United States
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The sax quartet (Amy Denio, Jessica Lurie, Sue Orfield, and Tina Richerson on saxes and vocals) premieres its new multimedia collaboration with award-winning Latin American music duo Correo Aereo (Abel Rocha and Madeleine Sosin, who directs) and digital artist Jing ‘Jude’ Dai.

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Marina Albero w/ Roosevelt High School Jazz Band

October 23 @ 7:00 pm

Earshot 2021’s Resident Artist Marina Albero, performs with her piano quartet with Alex Dugdale on saxophone and then, with the stellar Roosevelt ensemble, who will present her seldom-heard compositions for big band arranged by Dugdale, an RHS alum.

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Giveton Gelin Quartet

October 23 @ 7:30 pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144 United States
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The emerging Nassau-reared trumpeter presents music from his debut, True Design, with his quintet that includes Patrick Bartley (alto sax), Kayvon Gordon (drums), and piano standout Micah Thomas.

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The Tiptons feat. Correo Aereo: Mujer o Bruja? October 23.

October 23 @ 8:00 pm
Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Avenue North
Seattle, 98103 United States
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The sax quartet (Amy Denio, Jessica Lurie, Sue Orfield, and Tina Richerson on saxes and vocals) premieres its new multimedia collaboration with award-winning Latin American music duo Correo Aereo (Abel Rocha and Madeleine Sosin, who directs) and digital artist Jing ‘Jude’ Dai.

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Seattle Jazz Offering w/ Reggie Goings and Friends

October 24 @ 3:00 pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144 United States
Reggie Goings singing on stage in a white tuxedo

Recalling the longtime monthly gatherings at Tula’s jazz club, Seattle’s beloved bebop singer Reggie Goings reconvenes the Jazz Suspenders, a fine quintet featuring saxophonist Dan Greenblatt, with Paul Toliver again presiding.
Free!

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Samara Joy w/ Sullivan Fortner

October 24 @ 7:30 pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144 United States
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The riveting pianist Sullivan Fortner with Samara Joy the 2019 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition winner.

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Dawn Clement Trio w/ Matt Wilson

October 26 @ 7:00 pm
Town Hall Seattle – The Forum, 1119 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Dawn Clement (pianist/vocalist) returns with charismatic drummer Matt Wilson and Seattle favorite bassist Chuck Deardorf.

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Erika Dohi

October 26 @ 8:00 pm
Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Avenue North
Seattle, 98103 United States

“Virtuosic” (NY Times) and “barrier-defying” (Mix Magazine) pianist/electronicist who improvises boldly with classical skills. Seattle friend Kate Olson joins her for part of the performance.

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Francesco Crosara Trio

October 27 @ 7:00 pm
Town Hall Seattle – The Forum, 1119 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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The Seattle-based Italian pianist, joyful, uplifting, and adept in many settings, presents his polished acoustic trio with bassist Clipper Anderson and drummer Mark Ivester.

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Alex Dugdale CD Release. Early Show.

October 28 @ 7:00 pm
Egan’s Ballard Jam House, 1707 NW Market St
Seattle, WA 98107 United States
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Alex Dugdale playing saxophone

The Roosevelt High and Eastman trained saxophonist (and tap dancer!) celebrates his new CD, The Dugout, with his fine quintet, Fade: Jun Iida (trumpet), John Hansen (piano), Greg  Feingold (bass), and Max Holmberg (drums).

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Alex Dugdale CD Release. Late Show.

October 28 @ 9:30 pm
Egan’s Ballard Jam House, 1707 NW Market St
Seattle, WA 98107 United States
Alex Dugdale playing saxophone

The Roosevelt High and Eastman trained saxophonist (and tap dancer!) celebrates his new CD, The Dugout, with his fine quintet, Fade: Jun Iida (trumpet), John Hansen (piano), Greg  Feingold (bass), and Max Holmberg (drums).

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Scenes

October 29 @ 7:00 pm
Town Hall Seattle – The Forum, 1119 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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A live-recording concert by four long-cherished figures on the Seattle scene: drummer John Bishop, guitarist John Stowell, bassist Jeff Johnson, and saxophonist Rick Mandyck.

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Darelle Holden

October 29 @ 7:30 pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144 United States
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The soulful vocalist, granddaughter of Seattle icon Oscar Holden, with stints backing Elton John, Stevie Wonder, and Tom Jones, aims to radiate “the nurturing and cleansing power of the Pacific Northwest.”

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Chava Mirel

October 30 @ 6:30 pm8:30 pm
The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118 United States

 Chava Mirel photo courtesy of the artist. Saturday, October 30 6:30pm PDT The Royal Room In-person, livestream, & VOD $10-50 Buy Tickets With her lush vocals, Chava Mirel (Duende Libre) joins our Festival Resident Artist, Marina Albero, and other instrumentalists as they explore Chava Mirel's music from her latest album. The ensemble includes, Hans Teuber on reeds, Jerome Smith on trombone and sousaphone, Dean Schmidt on bass, and Jeff Busch on drums. $10-50. In-person*, livestream, and VOD tickets available. Livestream…

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Dee Daniels: Tribute to John Lewis

October 30 @ 7:30 pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144 United States
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The beloved vocalist with a four-octave range distinctively combines jazz, gospel, and blues, as on her most recent CD, The Promise, where her uplifting “Let Freedom Ring (The Ballad of John Lewis)” hails the late Congressman and Civil Rights leader.

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Marina Albero: The Quarantine Sessions

October 30 @ 9:00 pm
The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118 United States
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Marina Albero, the 2018 winner of the Golden Ear Emerging Artist Award, plays the hammered dulcimer a psalterium mallet instrument

Marina Albero photo by Daniel Sheehan. Saturday, October 30 9:00pm PDT The Royal Room In-person, livestream, & VOD $10-50 Buy Tickets Reviving the energy and creativity of the Quarantine Sessions, that Marina Albero spearheaded in the early days of the pandemic, Albero brings together talented local vocalists to revisit that important project. Joining Albero in duets will be Tiffany Wilson, Jacqueline Tabor, and Adriana Giordano. $10-50. In-person*, livestream, and VOD tickets available. Livestream ticket holders will be able to view…

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November 2021

George Colligan Quartet

November 3 @ 7:00 pm
Town Hall Seattle – The Forum, 1119 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States

Colligan, renowned as a pianist but here on drums, draws from the pianoless bands of innovators like Ornette Coleman, Elvin Jones, and Steve Coleman. With Joe Manis (tenor saxophone), Nicole McCabe (alto saxophone), and Jon Lakey (bass).

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Mark Lewis Quartet

November 3 @ 8:30 pm
The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118 United States
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The saxophonist/flutist, much praised for collaborations with George Cables and Victor Lewis, has an “innate lyrical bent makes one think of what Art Pepper might be sounding like if he was still with us” (Cadence); with Mark Ivester (drums), Bill Anschell (piano), Clipper Anderson (bass).

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Benny Green

November 4 @ 7:00 pm
Town Hall Seattle – The Forum, 1119 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Here in solo performance, the pianist (accompanist to many icons) is a life-affirming force of tuneful virtuosity, “resonant with seriousness of purpose and jubilance of spirit” (JazzTimes).

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Ann Reynolds Celebrating Women Composers

November 4 @ 8:00 pm
Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Avenue North
Seattle, 98103 United States
Ann Reynolds smiling and clapping at the piano.

With her popular Clave Gringa and other Seattle bands, the pianist brings her love of driven Cuban music to bear. Her current project honors Mary Lou Williams, Geri Allen, Carla Bley, and Christine Jensen.

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Elnah Jordan & Eric Verlinde

November 4 @ 8:30 pm
The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118 United States
Eric Verlinde playing piano and Elnah Jordan singing

Jordan soulfully delivers gospel, jazz, blues, and R&B songs with keyboardist Eric Verlinde. Jordan’s experience includes a long stint portraying Bessie Smith in Jon Hendricks’s theater production Evolution of the Blues.

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Marina Albero Trio featuring Ganesh Rajagopalan

November 5 @ 7:00 pm
Town Hall Seattle – The Forum, 1119 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States

One of the region’s most acclaimed musicians, and this Earshot Festival’s resident artist, performs with her trio — bassist Tim Carey and drummer Xavier Lecouturier — along with special guest, Indian classical violin maestro Ganesh Rajagopalan.

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Jay Clayton, Gary Versace, & Ed Neumeister. Early Show.

November 6 @ 6:30 pm
The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118 United States
Jay Clayton, singing with yellow stage lights in background.

Jay Clayton Photo by Daniel Sheehan. Saturday, November 6 6:30pm PDT The Royal Room In-person and livestream $10-50 Buy Tickets The improvising vocalist, a former longtime Seattle scene-leader, returns from New York. Clayton (voice/electronics) bring two New York giants, keyboardist Gary Versace and trombonist Ed Neumeister. $10-50. Both in-person* and livestream tickets available. * Royal Room Specific COVID-19 Policy: For all in-person events, proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is required for entry to The Royal Room. Negative tests not accepted.…

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Jay Clayton, Gary Versace, & Ed Neumeister. Late Show.

November 6 @ 9:00 pm
The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118 United States
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Jay Clayton, singing with yellow stage lights in background.

The improvising vocalist, a former longtime Seattle scene-leader, returns from New York with two New York giants, keyboardist Gary Versace and trombonist Ed Neumeister.

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