Earshot Jazz Live at The Forum at Town Hall Seattle

Kareem Kandi playing saxophone

Presented by Earshot Jazz and Town Hall Seattle

7:30pm Livestream
Free — Donations Welcome

“A stay-at-home order is in place for  all  individuals,  with  the  exception  of  essential  workforce, through at least May 4. The full description of essential workforce includes “artists and musicians providing services through streaming.”  In  light  of  that  allowance, we are pleased to present these livestreamed events. Everyone in these productions have been paid for their time and talent. Donations to Earshot and Town  Hall  help  offset  production costs. A tip jar for the band goes straight to artists.”


Brent Jensen photo courtesy of the artist

Remembering Lee Konitz—Seattle saxophonist Brent Jensen, alongside bassist Chris Symer and drummer Ste­fan Schatz, affirms the legacy of the peerless alto saxophonist, Lee Konitz, who passed away on April 15 from the Coronavirus.


Bill Anschell photo courtesy of the artist

Bill Anschell Standards Trio—One of Seattle’s finest pianists, in a pris­tine trio with bassist Chris Symer and drummer D’Vonne Lewis, brings in­vention and discovery to jazz “stan­dards” in the style of the great Keith Jarrett trios.

MAY 16

Folks photo by Daniel Sheehan

Folks—Embodying the jazz and blues legacy of Seattle’s historically Black Central District, pianist Darrius Willrich, drummer D’Vonne Lewis, and bassist Evan Flory-Barnes serve up a soulful and welcoming mix of jazz and R&B that calls all folks to the table.

MAY 23

Kareem Kandi photo by Matthew McSheehy

Kareem Kandi Quartet—Tenor sax­ophonist/educator Kareem Kandi has big sound that recalls the tradition the great Dexter Gordon, and a love of the music that embellishes the Tacoma re­gion with organized concerts and edu­cation programs

MAY 30

Michael Brockman photo courtesy of the artist

The SRJO Smalltet Plays Monk – Top-flight members of Seattle’s all-star big band pare down to a nimble small­tet to honor Thelonious Monk. SRJO co-director Michael Brockman ap­pears with pianist Randy Halberstadt, bassist Phil Sparks, and others.


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May 5, 2020