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Volume 40, No. 06

Volume 40, No. 06

John Gilbreath by Bill Uznay The numbers on the cover tell the tale. This issue of Earshot Jazz takes us halfway through our 40th year of publication. That would mean at least two million individual copies, distributed free of charge in area coffee shops, bookstores,...
Volume 40, No. 06

Jazz Masters, All

John Gilbreath by Bill Uznay The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) presented the 2024 Jazz Masters ceremony recently at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Receiving “the highest honor that our nation bestows on jazz artists” this year’s masters were pianist,...
Volume 40, No. 06

Turn, Turn

  John Gilbreath by Bill Uznay Much of the work we do here at Earshot Jazz is based on overlapping cycles of time, like a long song form. The annual Earshot Jazz Festival picks up momentum in early spring in order to peak successfully each fall, while this...
Volume 40, No. 06

A New Spring

  John Gilbreath photo by Bill Uznay As we march on into spring, we reflect on this time as one of growth and nurturing. It’s perfect to celebrate vibist Susan Pascal on this month’s cover. Susan has been a steady inspiration for the young artists of this...
Volume 40, No. 06

Just One Month?

John Gilbreath photo by Bill Uznay Black history runs deep in any celebration of jazz. Jazz was born in the Black American experience and gratefully carries that bloodline forward. The strongest threads of the growing tapestry of jazz have always been tied to Black...