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PONCHO Concert Hall, Kerry Hall, Cornish College of the Arts

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710 E Roy St
Seattle, WA 98102 United States
www.cornish.edu

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October 2017

Joe Sanders Quartet

October 14 @ 8:00 pm
PONCHO Concert Hall, Kerry Hall, Cornish College of the Arts, 710 E Roy St
Seattle, WA 98102 United States
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Joe Sanders performs at Earshot Jazz Festival 2017

Joe Sanders photo by Emra Islek. Buy Now $22 adults, $20 Earshot members and seniors, $10 students and military The late Geri Allen said Joe Sanders “has it all,” and that the brilliant bassist’s playing is “passionate and sure.” Having already worked with jazz greats including Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter, Sanders premieres a brilliant new group with Ambrose Akinmusire (trumpet), Taylor Eigsti (piano), and Henry Cole (drums). Co-presented with Cornish Presents

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Naomi Moon Siegel Band / Dawn Clement Duos

October 17 @ 7:30 pm
PONCHO Concert Hall, Kerry Hall, Cornish College of the Arts, 710 E Roy St
Seattle, WA 98102 United States
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Naomi Moon Siegel performs at the 2017 Earshot Jazz Festival

Naomi Moon Siegel photo by Daniel Sheehan. Buy Now $18 adults, $16 Earshot members and seniors, $10 students and military The trombonist and educator, with the stellar ensemble of Wayne Horvitz (keys), Sean Woolstenhulme (guitar), Geoff Harper (bass), Eric Eagle (drums), and special guest Thione Diop (percussion), creates “intensely lyrical and expressive” (Jazziz) music that transfixed the audience at the Upstream festival. Opening: Resident Artist, pianist Dawn Clement in a series of duo settings. Co-presented with Cornish Presents

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Kassa Overall Quartet featuring Aaron Parks

October 21 @ 8:00 pm
PONCHO Concert Hall, Kerry Hall, Cornish College of the Arts, 710 E Roy St
Seattle, WA 98102 United States
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Kassa Overall performs at the 2017 Earshot Jazz Festival

Kassa Overall photo by Schorle/Wikimedia. Buy Now $20 adults, $18 Earshot members and seniors, $10 students and military A night with four graduates of the thriving Seattle jazz scene. Kassa Overall has lit up the New York scene with thrilling drum work in his own projects and working for the bands of Vijay Iyer, Mike Ladd, and Geri Allen. His quartet of UW cohorts is: the highly praised pianist Aaron Parks; bassist Evan Flory-Barnes, who appeared on Parks’ first CD;…

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Briggan Krauss: Strings & Reeds

October 27 @ 8:00 pm
PONCHO Concert Hall, Kerry Hall, Cornish College of the Arts, 710 E Roy St
Seattle, WA 98102 United States
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Briggan Kraussperforms at the 2017 Earshot Jazz Festival

Briggan Krauss photo by Daniel Sheehan. Buy Now $18 adults, $16 Earshot members and seniors, $10 students and military The Seattleite-in-New York’s recent obsession with guitar has re-dramatized his stunning alto-saxophone performance. He reports: “It’s as if one’s main instrument is a flower: planting a new seed next to it will not only give you a new flower but it will make the first flower bigger and even more beautiful.” With leading Seattle-based improvisers Wayne Horvitz (keyboards), Beth Fleenor (clarinet),…

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Trombone Insurgency: Joe McPhee, Steve Swell, Dick Griffin / Wayfaring

October 28 @ 8:00 pm
PONCHO Concert Hall, Kerry Hall, Cornish College of the Arts, 710 E Roy St
Seattle, WA 98102 United States
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Trombone Insurgency performs at the 2017 Earshot Jazz Festival

Trombone Insurgency photo courtesy of artist. Buy Now $20 adults, $18 Earshot members and seniors, $10 students and military Three leading experimentalists dedicate an evening to the recently deceased jazz patron, Craig Johnson, who with McPhee helped launch the iconic Swiss label, HatHut. Opening: Wayfaring, the duo project of bassist/vocalist Katie Ernst and clarinetist James Falzone, who with great nuance draw on jazz tradition, hymns, and folk songs. Co-presented with Cornish Presents

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November 2017

Steel House: Edward Simon, Scott Colley, Brian Blade

November 3 @ 8:00 pm
PONCHO Concert Hall, Kerry Hall, Cornish College of the Arts, 710 E Roy St
Seattle, WA 98102 United States
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Steel House performs at the 2017 Earshot Jazz Festival

Steel House photo by Sophia Wong. Buy Now $30 adults, $28 Earshot members and seniors, $15 students and military Three world-class instrumentalists—Edward Simon (piano), Scott Colley (bass), Brian Blade (drums)—who met in New York in the early 1990s, convert their shared histories into nimble, poetic, genre-leaping music. Co-presented with Cornish Presents

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Amina Figarova Sextet

November 4 @ 8:00 pm
PONCHO Concert Hall, Kerry Hall, Cornish College of the Arts, 710 E Roy St
Seattle, WA 98102 United States
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Amina Figarova performs at the 2017 Earshot Jazz Festival

Amina Figarova Sextet photo by Joke Shot. Buy Now $24 adults, $22 Earshot members and seniors, $12 students and military This perennial poll winner writes brilliantly for jazz ensembles. Raised in Azerbaijan as a classical concert pianist, she studied jazz at Rotterdam Conservatory and Berklee College and tours the world presenting her evocative compositions. With Bart Platteau (flute), her partner of 25 years, Alex Pope Norris (trumpet), Wayne Escoffery (tenor sax), Marcos Varela (bass), and Jason Brown (drums). Co-presented with…

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Giulia Valle Trio

November 8 @ 8:00 pm
PONCHO Concert Hall, Kerry Hall, Cornish College of the Arts, 710 E Roy St
Seattle, WA 98102 United States
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Giulia Valle photo by Juan Miguel Morales. Buy Now $18 adults, $16 Earshot members and seniors, $10 students and military The remarkable Barcelona-based composer/bassist returns to the Earshot stage, playing emotional, nuanced jazz, where folk cadences, fanfare, and free-jazz sensibility fly as one. Her new trio includes similarly eclectic pianist Aruán Ortiz and rising drummer Kush Abadey, a veteran of the Wallace Roney Quintet. Presented with support from Spain Arts & Culture. Co-presented with Cornish Presents

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Dawn Clement: LineUp! / Dawn Clement Duos

November 11 @ 8:00 pm
PONCHO Concert Hall, Kerry Hall, Cornish College of the Arts, 710 E Roy St
Seattle, WA 98102 United States
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Dawn Clement performs at the 2017 Earshot Jazz Festival

Dawn Clement photo by Daniel Sheehan. Buy Now $18 adults, $16 Earshot members and seniors, $10 students and military The 2017 Earshot Jazz Festival Resident Artist presents her focused group compositions and performances, with Mark Taylor (saxophones & co-leader), Michael Glynn (bass), and Julian MacDonough (drums).  “A full-fledged four-way exchange between master musicians preternaturally attuned to one another” (Jazz.com). Opening: Clement and Johnaye Kendrick (vocals). Co-presented with Cornish Presents

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