Seattle Jazz resident artist Julian Priester

Photo of Julian Priester by Daniel Sheehan

The Royal Room presents a night of fundraising for Julian Priester

The Royal Room announces Helping Hand, a night of live music in honor of jazz legend Dr. Julian Priester, on Wednesday, December 13, at 7:30pm. All proceeds will go towards helping Priester with his mounting medical bills.

Bandalabra Trio—Skerik (sax), Evan Flory-Barnes (bass), and D’Vonne Lewis (drums)—opens the evening at 7:30pm, followed by Priester’s Cue at 9pm. Priester’s Cue, comprised of four of the Northwest’s most dynamic jazz instrumentalists—Dawn Clement (piano), Geoff Harper (bass), and Byron Vannoy (drums)—is the primary vehicle for compositions and performances featuring the night’s honoree.

Tickets for the event are $20 in advance and $25 day of show, with $10 student tickets available at the door. For more information, visit theroyalroomseattle.com.

CMA New Jazz Works

Applications are now open for Chamber Music America’s New Jazz Works program. The New Jazz Works program provides grants to U.S. jazz ensembles to create, perform, and, if desired, record new works. The new work may be composed by the ensemble leader or another member of the ensemble.

Applications are due February 4, and are available at chamber-music.org.

SWOJO Girls Jazz Band Program

Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra presents its 2018 Girls Jazz Band program, running January 10 through March 21. The program, aimed at Seattle girl jazz musicians ages 12 and up, offers eight evening rehearsals and culminates in a final concert. SWOJO’s professional musicians and music educators will lead rehearsals and sectionals, give a master class, and perform a joint concert on March 21. More information and registration available at swojo.org.

Earshot Jazz Is Hiring!

Earshot Jazz seeks applicants for a part- or full-time support staff position. Compensation is $14/hour.

A small non-profit, Earshot Jazz is run by two full-time staff; therefore, prospective employees must be flexible, with a strong work ethic, positive attitude, and passion for the work we do.

Interested candidates should e-mail their resume and brief letter of interest to karen@earshot.org.

On the Horizon

Earshot Jazz is pleased to announce its presentation of world-renowned artists in early 2018.

Upcoming concerts include: David Sánchez Carib; Atomic, from Norway; Charles Gayle, solo piano; Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita; Sarah Elizabeth Charles; Amir ElSaffar; Lionel Loueke; Theo Croker; Instant Composers Pool (ICP), from Amsterdam; Ken Vandermark & Nate Wooley; Paal Nilssen-Love Large Unit; Thumbscrew, with Mary Halvorson, Michael Formanek, Tomas Fujiwara; Broken Shadows, with Tim Berne, Chris Speed, Dave King, and Reid Anderson; Metal Jazz, with Craig Taborn, Matt Mitchell, Dan Weiss, and Ben Monder; Eric Revis Quartet, with Kris Davis, Ken Vandermark & Chad Taylor; and many more.

Tickets and more information will be available soon at earshot.org.

Write Earshot Jazz

The Earshot Jazz magazine reflects and shares the many ways that jazz intersects with lives in the Northwest. Earshot Jazz is seeking submissions from writers: Please email story pitches, comments, news and announcements to editor@earshot.org.

Help the Jazz Around the Sound Calendar

Please email news and announcements about jazz gigs, concerts and community events to jazzcalendar@earshot.org.


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November 30, 2017