BIMA: Within/Earshot


BIMA and Earshot Jazz are excited to partner for the fifth year in a row to present Within/Earshot, a hybrid, month-long festival celebrating jazz and the diverse talent of the region through concerts, film, conversations, and art.

Proof of vaccination for people 12 years and older will be required for all in-person festival events. For ticketing and COVID policy, visit biartmuseum.org.



Saturday, October 9, 7:30pm
$25 member/ $30 non-member

COLR is a new music project forming imaginative, visual, and expressive lines in music blending with bassist Marina Christopher, trumpeter Ahamefule J. Oluo, drummer D’Vonne Lewis, and keyboardist Josh Rawlings.

Elnah Jordan & Eric Verlinde
Friday, October 15, 7:30pm
$25 member / $30 non-member

Powerful soul and blues vocalist Elnah Jordan and one of the most in-demand Seattle pianists Eric Verlinde have been a couple of Earshot Jazz Festival favorites. Longtime musical partners, they’ve honed their deep musical connection, seamlessly melding jazz, gospel, and rhythm and blues.

Reggie Goings 
Saturday, October 23, 7:30pm
$25 member / $30 non-member

A soulful baritone vocalist reminiscent of greats from the past like Lou Rawls, Nat King Cole, and Billy Eckstein this quintessential jazz singer performs standards, blues, bebop, and original songs.

Carlos Cascante y su Tumbao 
Friday, October 29, 7:30pm
$25 member / $30 non-member

Seattle’s most in-demand Latin and jazz musicians join forces with legendary Costa Rican vocalist Carlos Cascante of the Spanish Harlem Orchestra for a performance that is sure to get people out of their seats.

Rangers & the Rearrangers for First Friday at Realogics Sotheby’s
Friday, October 1, 6-8pm
Free, no registration required

Kick off a month of jazz with an evening of raucous energy and Roma jazz from Ranger & the Rearrangers just down Winslow Way at Realogics Sotheby’s.


smARTfilms makes its triumphant return to the Frank Buxton Auditorium with this jazz-filled series. Snag tickets to each individual film, or get your series pass to see all four films for the price of three!

Mo’ Better Blues
Tuesday, October 5, 3pm & 7pm$10 member / $12 non-member

Denzel Washington stars as fictional jazz trumpeter Bleek Gilliam in this Spike Lee film centering on the rivalry between Gilliam and saxophonist Shadow Henderson (played by Wesley Snipes).

Thelonious Monk: Straight No Chaser
Tuesday, October 12, 3pm & 7pm$10 member / $12 non-member

A documentary film about the life of pianist and jazz great Thelonious Sphere Monk. Features live performances by Monk and his band, and interviews with friends and family about the offbeat genius.

Lady Sings the Blues
Tuesday, October 19, 3pm & 7pm
$10 member / $12 non-member

The story of the troubled life and career of the legendary jazz singer, Billie Holiday, featuring Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, and Richard Pryor.

Chico and Rita
Tuesday, October 26, 3pm & 7pm
$10 member / $12 non-member

This exquisitely animated film follows the 1948 romance between piano player Chico and singer Rita from  Havana to New York, Paris, Las Vegas, and Hollywood.


smARTfilms Club: Celluloid Jazz Quartet
Saturday, October 30, 7pm
Zoom | Free, registration required

Calling all film enthusiasts, join BIMA at their new online smARTfilm Club! This Zoom series will provide a platform for additional conversations and insights for each smARTfilm series.


James Cauter returns for the always-popular Jazz with Jim lecture series to teach you what to listen for and how to recognize defining stylistic characteristics, while simultaneously placing the amazing music within its social and historical context.

Jazz with Jim: Jazz is Fusion
Thursday, October 7, 7pm
$10 member / $12 non-member

Explore the pioneering musicians and ensembles and those that have carried this endlessly creative genre forward.

Jazz with Jim: Jazz in the 2000s
Thursday, October 7, 7pm
$10 member / $12 non-member

Dive into amazing instrumentalists, vocalists, and ensembles whose diverse music drives the art form forward while ushering in new generations of fans.


Jazz Combo III
On view daily, October 5-27

A selection of portraits of exhibiting artist Cory Bennett Anderson’s jazz heroes will accompany his solo exhibition, Heroes. His combination of urban street style and use of mixed media evokes a sense of reverence mixed with nostalgia. Cory’s work will be paired with a selection of vintage jazz album covers curated by Raymond Gendreau of Backstreet Beat.

The Within/Earshot Jazz Festival is made possible by Realogics Sotheby’s, Kitsap County, City of Bainbridge Island Cultural Fund, Earshot Jazz, Crosscut, KCTS 9, KNKX Radio, and gifts by Steve Davis and in memory of German Piniella Sardiñas.


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October 1, 2021