Jenny Davis photo courtesy of the artist


Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
Frank Buxton Auditorium
550 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge Island

Earshot Jazz is honored to partner with the BIMA for the seventh annual Within/Earshot Jazz Festival, a hybrid, month-long festival dedicated to celebrating and exploring the traditions and future of jazz. This year features exciting concerts, presentations, and BIMA’s smARTfilms series. Tickets at biartmuseum.org/events/within-earshot-jazz-festival.


Jenny Davis Jazz Quartet

Sunday, October 8, 7pm
$22 member / $25 non-member

Redefining the art of singing, award-winning vocalist, composer, and bandleader Jenny Davis has established herself as an innovative, progressive composer, gaining the attention and respect of musicians, critics, and fans throughout the United States and abroad. 

Naomi Moon Siegel Ensemble

Sunday, October 15, 7pm
$22 member / $25 non-member

The Naomi Moon Siegel Ensemble is a genre-bending, experiential adventure weaving instrumental landscapes from soaring melodies, visceral textures, creative interplay, layered rhythms, and improvisation. 

Folks Project

Friday, October 20, 7pm
$22 member / $25 non-member

The Folks Project returns to BIMA with three of Seattle’s most notable jazz talents: pianist Darrius Willrich, drummer D’Vonne Lewis, and bassist Evan Flory-Barnes

Return to Chick Corea: Crosara, Nikolaev, Phares, Ivester

Sunday, October 29, 7pm
$22 member / $25 non-member

“Return to Chick Corea” is a quartet-based music tribute to the great jazz composer, incorporating the Spanish-infused style of Corea. The ensemble includes Francesco Crosara (piano), Alexey Nikolaev (saxophone), Bruce Phares (bass), and Mark Ivester (drums).

Celebrating Mary Lou Willams – An Evening of Live Performance and Film

Wednesday, November 1, 7pm
$10 member / $15 non-member

Ann Reynolds (pianist and composer) and Kay D. Ray (filmmaker) team up to bring you a program of live music and archival film footage to celebrate jazz great, Mary Lou Williams. This performance is sponsored in part by smART Ventures through the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and 4Culture.


As an extension of the Within/Earshot Jazz Festival, BIMA offers these five very different films with jazz at their centers. 

Rediscovering Dave Brubeck (2001, 57min)

Tuesday, October 3, 4pm & 7pm
$10 member / $12 non-member

This film offers a warm retrospective of Dave Brubeck’s influential and groundbreaking career as one of jazz music’s most popular pianists and composers. 

Cabin in the Sky (1943, 1h 38min)

Tuesday, October 10, 4pm & 7pm
$10 member / $12 non-member

When Cabin in the Sky arrived in theaters, many still refused to screen films featuring black performers. While an initial gamble for MGM, it later paid off with an Oscar nomination.

Keep On Keepin’ On (2014, 1h 24min)

Tuesday, October 17, 4pm & 7pm
$10 member / $12 non-member

Trumpeter Clark Terry was an influential and prolific player and this film offers a personal overview of what made Terry so special, including his friendship with Justin Kauflin. 

All Night Long (1962, 1h 31min)

Tuesday, October 24, 4pm & 7pm
$10 member / $12 non-member

All Night Long is a British neo-noir drama and adaptation of William Shakespeare’s tragedy Othello, set in London’s jazz nightclub scene of the 1960s. 

Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes (2018, 1h 26min)

Tuesday, October 31, 4pm & 7pm
$10 member / $12 non-member

Founded in 1939 by German immigrants fleeing the Nazis, this documentary details the history of Blue Note Records, one of the most renowned jazz labels.


Jazz with Jim is a deep dive into the beautiful American art form of jazz. Mixing music, photos, and video clips with an infectious lecture style, Jim Cauter takes guests on a musical journey that illuminates aspects of American history, jazz giants, social justice, race relations, and music as a universal language. 

Jazz with Jim: Jazz Masters of the Past

Thursday, October 12, 7pm
$10 member / $12 non-member

Join Jim as he shares select composers, instrumentalists, and vocalists whose music continues to sound fresh, engaging, and inspiring all people fortunate enough to experience it.

Jazz with Jim: Jazz Today

Thursday, October 26, 7pm
$10 member / $12 non-member

Join Jim as he plays selections from and profiles the artistry of contemporary instrumentalists, vocalists, and ensembles whose music presently contributes to the evolutionary continuum of jazz. 


Earshot Jazz in partnership with Northwest Film Forum (NWFF) once again present films that shed light on the vibrant history and legacy of this great American art form. Tickets at nwfilmforum.org.

Jazz on a Summer’s Day (1959, 1h 25 mins)

Friday, November 3, 7:30pm
Saturday, November 4, 7:30pm
Sunday, November 5, 3:30pm
$7 members / $10 children, students, seniors / $14 non-members

Directed by Aram Avakian and Bert Stern, this documentary concert film captures the sounds and performances of some of the major jazz artists at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival. Unlike earlier jazz movies that had been filmed in smoky black and white, this is shot in vibrant color. While musicians such as Louis Armstrong, Thelonious Monk, Anita O’Day, and Mahalia Jackson perform, images of beaches, sailboats on water, dancing couples, and the faces of joyful audience members are intercut into the proceedings.


Maiden Voyage is a traveling, hi-fi listening experience that brings music fans together in a communal setting for focused listening of jazz on vinyl. Using their mobile audiophile sound system, Maiden Voyage and guest selectors share their favorite records in an ode to the jazz kissa of Japan. Listening sessions are 21+. Free with Festival Gold Card Pass, or tickets at maidenvoyagehifi.com. 

Maiden Voyage Listening Session with Noel Brass Jr. 

Saturday, October 21, 7pm
Hotel Crocodile (21+)
2505 1st Ave (Second Floor)

In this, the first of two listening sessions, Earshot alum and local keyboard wizard Noel Brass Jr. will be the special guest selector for the evening.

Maiden Voyage Listening Session with Ted Poor

Saturday, November 4, 7pm
Hotel Crocodile
2505 1st Ave (Second Floor)

In the second listening session of the festival, Earshot performer and Impulse! Records artist Ted Poor will be the special guest selector for the evening.


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September 30, 2023