Within/Earshot

Wayne Horvitz photo by Daniel Sheehan

Presented by the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

BIMA and Earshot Jazz are excited to partner once again to present Within/Earshot, a month-long, all-ages festival celebrating jazz and the diverse talent of the region through live performances, lectures, art exhibitions, and other special events, located a ferry ride away from downtown Seattle on beautiful Bainbridge Island. For ticket information, visit biartmuseum.org

Listen

Some of the region’s most inspiring artists will turn the island inside out with a smattering of innovative sounds.

Starting off the series on October 7 is two-time Golden Ear Vocalist of the Year, Gail Pettis. Dishing out rich vocals with a retro flair, the true magic lies in Pettis’ vulnerability and deep engagement with the audience.

Next up on October 14 is legendary master vibraphonist, marimbist, and percussionist, Tom Collier, and his top-tier quartet featuring Bill Anschell on piano, Dan Dean on bass, and Steve Korn on drums. Collier’s vibrations reverberate with ease between jazz, classical, and pop genres.

Get ready to get down on Saturday, October 20, with the jaw-dropping funk and jazz grooves of McTuff, featuring the one-of-a-kind saxophonist, Skerik, Joe Doria on the Hammond B-3 organ, and D’Vonne Lewis on drums.

Bloedel Reserve’s Creative Residents, vocalist and pianist Jenny Maybee and trumpeter Ray Larsen—at once expansive, intimate, and innovative—offer up island-found inspiration on Sunday, October 21.

A tireless musical seeker and necessary figure in the Seattle jazz scene, Wayne Horvitz leads his Snowghost Trio, followed by compositions for string quartet and improvising soloist, These Hills of Glory, on Saturday, October 27.

Bringing infectious Latin sounds, Malo Castro and his ¡WEPA! quartet move through Brazilian, salsa, swing, blues, Cuban, and Puerto Rican melodies with ease on Friday, November 2.

Learn

Dive deeper into the history of the art form with a number of educational events. On view October 3–25, the Jazz Combo Exhibition features imaginative watercolor and India ink by Port Townsend painter Mike Biskup, a special collection of jazz album covers with awe-inspiring photography, and a piano-turned-art-piece by Cynthia Wessling from the ever-popular Pianos in the Park public art celebration.

Thursdays in October bring the Jazz with Jim lecture series, presented by James Cauter, professor of music at Seattle Central College. Topics covered include Notable Big Bands (October 4), Notable Voices (October 11), Notable Instrumentalists and Composers (October 18), and Jazz is Fusion (October 25).

Join BIMA for a free community celebration of Dia de los Muertos with the Malo Latin Jazz Combo on Saturday, October 27, from 11:30am–1:30pm.

Women in jazz have long fought for equality and recognition. In Her Hands shines light on the obstacles and opportunities facing American women in jazz today. Experience an exclusive rough-cut screening of this new jazz documentary on Thursday, November 1, at 7pm.

Off-site

Kick off the Within/Earshot Jazz Festival with Latin jazz at Realogics Sotheby’s (240 Winslow Way E) as part of the First Friday Art Walk in downtown Winslow on Friday, October 5.

From September 7 to November 1, the Jeffrey Moose Gallery (181 Winslow Way) presents an exhibition of neo-pop paintings by Cory Bennett Anderson that bring to life the colorful characters of jazz history.