Kate Olson, 2018 Jazz the Second Century artist. Photo by Daniel Sheehan.
Jazz: The Second Century Deadline May 31
Earshot Jazz seeks submissions for the 2019 edition of the Jazz: The Second Century concert series. The juried series brings the progression of Seattle jazz into creative motion on the concert stage. One-hundred years into the art-form, what sonic shapes does jazz take in its second century? Projects that probe this question to expand the conventions of the jazz form are invited for consideration.
Seattle-area individual artists or groups are eligible to apply. Submissions must include a recorded sample of a project that can be performed in a concert setting. We encourage applicants to include a statement that speaks to their musical interpretation of the meaning of jazz and the progression of the art form.
The submissions are evaluated through a blind-jury process. Jury members reflect the diverse Seattle jazz community and include past Second Century artists. A list of past Jazz: The Second Century artists and ensembles can be viewed at earshot.org.
2019 Second Century artists and ensembles perform across four Thursdays in July and are paid a competitive fee for the performance.
Please send submissions by May 31 electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Earshot Jazz, 3429 Fremont Place N, #309, Seattle, WA