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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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January 2020

Art of Jazz: DX-tet

January 9, 2020 @ 5:30 pm7:30 pm
Seattle Art Museum – Brotman Forum (Downtown), 1300 First Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
Free
Dylan Hayes and Xavier Lecourtier

Dylan Hayes by Jaden Netercott and Xavier Lecouturier by Steve Korn Co-presented with Seattle Art Museum and KNKX. DX-tet is the project of recent Cornish College of the Arts grads pianist and composer Dylan Hayes and drummer Xavier Lecouturier. Both originally from the Bay-area, the two are long-time friends and collaborators. Their music draws from a wide range of genres including hip-hop, pop, funk, and jazz. Art of Jazz takes place on the second Thursday of every month. Free and…

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February 2020

Art of Jazz: Alex Dudgdale

February 13, 2020 @ 5:30 pm7:30 pm
Seattle Art Museum – Brotman Forum (Downtown), 1300 First Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
Free
Alex Dugdale playing saxophone

Alex Dugdale by Daniel Sheehan Co-presented with Seattle Art Museum and KNKX. Alex Dugdale is a saxophonist, tap-dancer, and educator. The young artist is quickly on his way to becoming a Seattle legend. He leads a crackling, straight-ahead band comprised of Seattle's best. Art of Jazz takes place on the second Thursday of every month. Free and open to the public!

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Miguel Zenón Quartet

February 29, 2020 @ 8:00 pm9:30 pm
Town Hall Seattle – The Forum, 1119 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
$10 – $30
Miguel Zenon sitting on a couch with a saxophone

Miguel Zenón photo courtesy of the artist Get Tickets Ticket prices increase day of show! “This young musician and composer is at once reestablishing the artistic, cultural, and social tradition of jazz while creating an entirely new jazz language for the 21st century.” — MacArthur Foundation, 2008. Miguel Zenón is a multiple Grammy Nominee and Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow. He is widely considered one of the most groundbreaking and influential saxophonists of his generation. His unique voice as a composer…

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March 2020

Art of Jazz: Johnaye Kendrick

March 12, 2020 @ 5:30 pm7:30 pm
Seattle Art Museum – Brotman Forum (Downtown), 1300 First Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
Free
Female jazz vocalist singing into a microphone

Johnaye Kendrick by Daniel Sheehan Co-presented with Seattle Art Museum and KNKX. Johnaye Kendrick is a beloved vocalist and educator at Cornish College of the Arts. Johnaye performs original compositions and fresh interpretations of jazz & pop classics with stylish flair. Art of Jazz takes place on the second Thursday of every month. Free and open to the public!

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April 2020

Art of Jazz: MMJB

April 9, 2020 @ 5:30 pm7:30 pm
Seattle Art Museum – Brotman Forum (Downtown), 1300 First Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
Free
Three jazz musicians playing bass, saxophone, and drums.

Jeff Johnson, Rick Mandyck, and John Bishop by Daniel Sheehan Co-presented with Seattle Art Museum and KNKX. A super-group of some of Seattle's best jazz musicians. MMJB is Rick Mandyck (saxophone), Thomas Marriott (trumpet). Jeff Johnson (bass), and John Bishop (drums). Each of the artists records with Origin Records and are stalwarts on the scene. Art of Jazz takes place on the second Thursday of every month. Free and open to the public!

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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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