Issue Correction

We would like to amend a couple of name errors in the previous issue. The correct spellings are as follows: Jun Iida and Haley Freedlund. In addition, we would like to properly credit Peter Monaghan for his preview of the Jim Knapp Celebration of Life event at Jazz Alley. 

Earshot Jazz COVID Policy Update

In light of ongoing COVID-19 concerns, the health and safety of audiences, artists, staff, and volunteers remain a top priority for us. Earshot Jazz will now require proof of vaccination with current ID for entry to all venues where an Earshot Jazz event is being produced. Earshot Jazz will no longer accept negative tests for entry. Proof of vaccination is required for any adults or children attending an in-person concert. Acceptable vaccination proof includes a valid ID, along with a vaccination card which includes the name of the individual, as well as the date and type of vaccine. A photo or scan of the vaccination card is acceptable, as is a printed record from the vaccine provider, or a digital record from MyIRMobile.com, or other app. We will continue to enforce a masking requirement at all times, unless actively eating or drinking at venues where food and beverages are served. We ask that any individual who is not feeling well, suspects they might be ill, or who has come into contact with the virus, to stay home. Our policy may change as health and government agencies issue new guidelines, and accordingly we will update this policy. We appreciate your cooperation. For the full policy update, please visit earshot.org/earshot-jazz-and-covid-19. Please direct any questions to info@earshot.org.

2023 CityArtist Applications

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture is now accepting applications for the 2023 CityArtist program. CityArtist supports Seattle-based individual artists/curators in the research, development, and presentation of their work. The 2023 application is open to dancers/choreographers, musicians/composers, or theatermakers (including playwriters). Artists who practice traditional/ethnic and multi-disciplinary art forms are always welcome, as long as a primary art form is one of the eligible disciplines listed. The deadline to submit is April 20 by 5pm PT. For questions or inquiries, please contact Project Manager, Irene Gómez, at irene.gomez@seattle.gov.

Jazz Foundation of America Emergency Fund

In this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Jazz Foundation of America continues to connect with hundreds of jazz and blues musicians to provide compassionate counsel and offer direct financial support. JFA’s mission and purpose was built on providing emergency assistance in times of crises, such as these. In response, they established the COVID-19 Musicians’ Emergency Fund to help musicians and their families with basic living expenses. Musicians can apply online and will receive a follow up phone call in 2-3 weeks. The fund also accepts donations and by doing so you can be assured your contributions will directly assist musicians deeply affected by the pandemic and gives hopes to an always resilient community. For more information visit jazzfoundation.org/covid19fund.

KEXP Internships

KEXP is looking for diverse individuals who are passionate about KEXP’s mission with a fanatical love of music to be interns in the following: Audio Production, Drive Time Producer, Live on KEXP Booking, and Social Media & Digital Community. These internships will be hybrid and 6 months with a pay of $22/hour. Internships are open to anyone 16 or older, regardless of current or completed education. People of color, women, and LGTBQIA+ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications close February 15 at 11:59 pm PT. Please contact internships@kexp.org with any questions.

Welcoming Two New Board Members

We are delighted to share that two new members have joined Earshot’s board! Please help us welcome, Marcos Zuñiga and Arlene Fairfield. Zuñiga comes to us after volunteering for Earshot events for 16 years. He brings his passion for jazz and uplifting Seattle’s Latino community into his new role. Fairfield brings more than 20 years of experience marketing social and environmental issues to nonprofit and advocacy groups, corporations, and foundations. She is also a co-founder and the Head of Strategy at Feel Good Action. Both bring so many valuable skills, connections, and resources to Earshot and our community and we are looking forward to how we will continue to grow together! Keep an eye out in upcoming issues for a deeper dive of both members in our Meet the Board series.


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January 31, 2022