Jovino Santos Neto photo by Daniel Sheehan.
Earshot Jazz and Town Hall Seattle are excited to announce the reboot of the livestream collaboration: Earshot Jazz Live at the Forum. We’ll be presenting resident and nationally known artists every other Saturday night starting in March. Tickets start at $15. For more information go to earshot.org.
Saturday, March 13, 7:30PM PST
Marc Seales Trio
Pianist, composer, and Professor of Jazz Piano at the University of Washington, Marc Seales is the Dean of Seattle jazz pianists; acclaimed both locally and internationally. His elegant, blues-inflected playing is influenced as much by the Black Church as by jazz artists such as Herbie Hancock, John Coltrane, and Wynton Kelly. Seales is joined by consummate bassist Jeff Johnson and versatile New York-trained drummer Stefan Schatz.
Saturday, March 27, 7:30PM PST
Jovino Santos Neto Quinteto
The brilliant pianist and composer Jovino Santos Neto combines jazz and the stylings of his native Brazil with his Seattle all-star band: bassist Chuck Deardorf, drummer Mark Ivester, percussionist Jeff Busch, and vibist Ben Thomas. This long-standing Seattle ensemble locks in musical mastery, marvelous chemistry, and palpable joy with each performance.
Saturday, April 10, 7:30PM PST
As part of Town Hall’s Global Rhythms series, Earshot Jazz co-presents the Jamaican-born, composer, vocalist, and instrumentalist Clinton Fearon. After more than a decade as a member of the legendary band the Gladiators, Fearon left Jamaica in 1987 and made his home in Seattle, where he formed the bands The Defenders and Boogie Brown Band. Fearon creates imaginative, poetic, music informed by his reggae roots in the hope of a better world—experience his magical guitar and vocal performances infused with messages from the heart.
Saturday, April 24, 7:30PM PST
Ayesha Brooks, Wayne Horvitz, Ha-Yang Kim
World-renowned composer, pianist, and master of electronics, Wayne Horvitz takes the stage with guitarist and vocalist Ayesha Brooks, and cellist Ha-Yang Kim. Brooks, a contestant on The Voice, draws from varied inspiration from gospel and jazz, to hip-hop and rock. Kim draws from numerous traditions including Western classical, avant-improv, and East Asian music. This trio, who performed in the recent Earshot Jazz Festival, is not afraid to stretch musical boundaries and ride new sonic waves.