2023 updated Earshot Jazz mission artwork.

Our Mission

Earshot Jazz honors jazz as a vital Black American art form through live performance presentations, artist advocacy, and community engagement.

Our Vision

To ensure jazz thrives as a great American gift to global culture.

Our Values

Artist Advocacy

We believe that artists are the heart and soul jazz.  We  are committed to providing a safe space for artists and audiences alike,  and equitable opportunities that aim to support and propel artists’  careers.


We believe that cultivating a dynamic jazz community is paramount. We are committed to building inclusive partnerships as a key element of our programs.


We celebrate the Black American roots of jazz and its  ubiquitous influence on global music.  We affirm that history through the  ongoing creative expression of the art form.