Clinton Fearon photo courtesy of the artist.
Earshot Jazz and Town Hall Seattle continue their livestream collaboration, which first made its appearance out of pandemic necessity last spring. Hear from resident and nationally renowned artists, every other Saturday. Tickets start from $15, and free tickets are available for youth 22 and under. All Town Hall concerts are available to watch/rewatch for 5 days from air date. For information go to earshot.org.
Saturday, April 10, 7:30 PDT
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 PDT
Wayne Horvitz, Ayesha Brooks, 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.