Kandace Springs photo by Mathieu Bitton.

Inclusive Creative Industry Program

Seattle’s Office of Film + Music, within the Office of Economic Development (OED), supports the heart of our city’s creative industries. With new challenges and disparities facing Seattle’s creatives, Mayor Jenny Durkan’s 2020 Proposed Budget includes investments to expand the City’s creative industry work by dedicating three fulltime employees, including one newly funded position. Two positions will be in the creative industry program in OED, and one will be in the Office of Arts & Culture, encompassing film, music, and media/graphic design. For more information about OED’s inclusive economy vision or reports from community listening sessions, sign up for the e-newsletter or email oed@ seattle.gov and arts.culture@seattle.gov.

Max Holmberg’s Secret Jazz Club in Historic Seattle

Seattle drummer Max Holmberg curates Secret Jazz Club performances, taking advantage of the experience feature of AirBnB in a creative way. Performance nights feature ensembles of jazz musicians from Seattle and beyond. Each show presents a different ensemble, some accompanied by a vocalist, highlighting jazz standards, original songs, tap dancing and musical flavors of international music related to the jazz language. Shows take place at two venues and run from approximately 7 to 9pm with a 15-minute break. Drinks are available for purchase at the Factory Luxe shows. November show times are November 1 and November 29 at the Factory Luxe, and November 22 at The SLAB. For more information visit airbnb.com/experiences/134357 or @secretjazzclub on Instagram.

The South Hudson Music Project Seeks Part-Time Employee

The South Hudson Music Project, the Royal Room’s new non-profit, is seeking a part-time admin to track donations, keep donor records, send thank you notes, work on fundraisers, maintain their website, help design and draft donor outreach letters, help promote events, and more. For more information, please email workattheroyalroom@theroyalroomseattle.com.

Artist Trust Arts Innovators Award

The application period for the Arts Innovator Award is open from November 4 through December 9. This award recognizes artists who demonstrate innovation in their art practice. Unrestricted awards of $25,000 are given annually to two Washington State artists of any discipline who are originating new work, experimenting with new ideas, taking risks, and pushing the boundaries of their fields.Funding for this award is generously donated by the Dale and Leslie Chihuly Foundation. Eligible disciplines include literary, media, multidisciplinary, performing, and visual arts. Visit artisttrust.org for more details.

Special Ticket Offer to Blue Note Records 80th Anniversary Tour

Earshot Jazz readers receive an exclusive offer of 20% off tickets to Blue Note Records 80th Anniversary Tour featuring Kandace Springs, James Carter Organ Trio and James Francies, live at The Moore Theatre on Thursday, November 21st with promo code EARSHOT. Blue Note Records is an American jazz record label, established in 1939. It derives its name from the characteristic “blue notes” of jazz and the blues. Visit stgpresents.org for tickets and information.


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November 1, 2019

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