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Seattle Art Museum (Downtown)

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1300 First Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
206-654-3100 www.seattleartmuseum.org

February 2016

Gary Peacock Trio

February 20, 2016 @ 8:00 pm10:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum (Downtown), 1300 First Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Gary Peacock Marc Copland Joey Baron

Gary Peacock returns to Seattle with his pristine trio of Marc Copland, piano, and the great Joey Baron, drums.

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Brian Blade & the Fellowship Band

February 26, 2016 @ 8:00 pm10:30 pm
Seattle Art Museum (Downtown), 1300 First Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Joining one of the best drummers and brightest spirits in jazz, Blade’s aptly named Fellowship Band brings kindred excellence to unforgettable shows.

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October 2016

Kris Bowers + NONVisuals: Music and Art / Ivan Arteaga’s CMD

October 16, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum (Downtown), 1300 First Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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This stunning evening of visual music features keyboardist Kris Bowers, winner of the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition (and recent bandmate of Kanye West and José James), teaming with Christian Hannon, a visual artist using technology with music to shape reality. Opening is the compelling CMD (computer, music, and dance) project of Seattle saxophonist Ivan Arteaga.

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Naomi Moon Siegel

October 18, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum (Downtown), 1300 First Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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The Seattle composer, trombonist, and multi-instrumentalist presents music from her album Shoebox View, a travelogue of folk melodies, fantastical soundscapes, and lyrical, powerful, yet gentle jazz. Helping her create celebratory, cinematic space are Sean Woolstenhulme (guitar), Eric Eagle (drums), Keith Lowe (bass), Ryan Burns (piano/keyboards), Alex Guy (viola), Thione Diop (percussion), Ivan Arteaga (alto saxophone), Greg Sinibaldi (baritone saxophone), and Samantha Boshnack (trumpet).

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Rudresh Mahanthappa Bird Calls

October 21, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum (Downtown), 1300 First Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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The revered alto saxophonist, among the leading jazz innovators of his generation, tributes Charlie “Bird” Parker in a quintet of today’s top New York artists. By emulating the bebop master’s dexterity and drive while retaining only fractions of his original tunes, he reconfigures Parker’s melodies and harmonies into scales and harmonies distinctly his own. This music moves fast! (Presented with support from Chamber Music America.)

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Manuel Valera Trio

October 22, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum (Downtown), 1300 First Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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The New York-based Cuban pianist advances the jazz momentum of his homeland, playing with precision, grace, and savvy, which has won him commissions from Chamber Music America’s New Jazz Works. He has ideal trio mates in E.J. Strickland, a “technically brilliant and forward-thinking” (All About Jazz) drummer, and Hans Glawischnig, long a first-call New York bassist.

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Conference Call / Bad Luck

October 23, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum (Downtown), 1300 First Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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For 17 years, German woodwind virtuoso Gebhard Ullmann (bass clarinet, bass flute, saxes), pianist Michael Jefry Stevens, bassist Joe Fonda, and drummer Didier Ulrich have been among the finest improvising units around, interpreting original compositions with startling flair and drive. The ever-evolving Seattle sax and drum duo of Neil Welch and Chris Icasiano opens. (Conference Call is supported by the Berlin Senate Cultural Affairs Department.)

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Marina Albero Quintet w/ D’Vonne Lewis, Evan Flory-Barnes, Jeff Busch & Hans Teuber

October 24, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum (Downtown), 1300 First Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Whether on piano, psalterium (hammered dulcimer), or vibes, this dynamic, wide-ranging musician from Barcelona merges influences from jazz, flamenco, tumbao, and the Middle East in a transporting, seamless, personal style. She leads a quartet of top-flight Northwest players: bassist Evan Flory-Barnes, drummer D’Vonne Lewis, and saxophonist Hans Teuber.

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Michael Bisio & Kirk Knuffke Duo / Paul Rucker & Hans Teuber

October 25, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum (Downtown), 1300 First Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Bassist Michael Bisio is a fixture in Matthew Shipp’s ground-breaking NYC group. His just-released second album with the astounding cornetist Kirk Knuffke, Row for William O., tributes clarinetist, composer, and Seattle mentor William O. (Bill) Smith. Also on the bill: a reunion of bassist Paul Rucker and saxophonist Hans Teuber, whose duo work bears witness to a communication borne of mutual respect.

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Dave Douglas Meets The Westerlies with Anwar Marshall

October 29, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum (Downtown), 1300 First Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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One of the great Earshot festival moments saw The Westerlies and the Dave Douglas Quintet on the Cornish stage a few years ago. Inevitably, the stellar trumpeter and the vibrant quartet (Riley Mulherkar and Zubin Hensler, trumpets, and Andy Clausen and Willem de Koch, trombones) are touring together, re-imagining jazz-meets-chamber-music.

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Jaimeo Brown Transcendence

October 30, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum (Downtown), 1300 First Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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The powerfully compelling Transcendence recordings of drummer/composer Brown, such as the recent Work Songs, draw riveting jazz from the African-American experience: the Black churches, field recordings, and much else. With Chris Sholar’s screaming blues guitar and Jaleel Shaw’s blazing saxophone.

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November 2016

Dee Daniels Trio

November 6, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum (Downtown), 1300 First Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Justly famed for her four-octave range, the brilliant, stylish Daniels has collaborated with many of the greats of jazz, and graced stages around the world. Tonight, the accomplished and graceful singer presents a program of her favorite pieces in a focused, concert-hall environment.

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February 2017

Ralph Towner / Anja Lechner & François Couturier

February 21, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum (Downtown), 1300 First Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Photos by Paolo Soriano / ECM Records (left) and Nadia Romanini (right) Buy Now Tickets $25 general / $23 Earshot members & seniors (60+) / $10 students & veterans/military An established innovator, and, as a former Seattle resident, BF (before Frisell), mentor to an earlier generation of guitarists, Ralph Towner creates music with deep sensibility and a genuine passion for beauty. Best known as the lead composer, guitarist, and keyboardist for the enduring ensemble Oregon, a highly versatile group ranging from jazz…

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March 2017

Art of Jazz: Kiki Valera

March 9, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
Seattle Art Museum (Downtown), 1300 First Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Seattle Jazz Earshot Jazz Art of Jazz Kiki Valera

Pure Cuban music flavoring Seattle jazz

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April 2017

Art of Jazz: Jacqueline Tabor

April 13, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
Seattle Art Museum (Downtown), 1300 First Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Photo by Christine Quetola Award-winning jazz vocals deep in the tradition

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May 2017

Art of Jazz: Alex Dugdale’s FADE Quartet

May 11, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
Seattle Art Museum (Downtown), 1300 First Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Photo by Jim Levitt Earshot Jazz 2016 emerging artist of the year award winner, Saxophonist, and tap dancer Alex Dugdale leads his FADE Quartet featuring Cole Schuster, Max Holmberg, and Greg Feingold. The bright new standard for Seattle jazz!

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June 2017

Art of Jazz: Samantha Boshnack Quintet

June 8, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
Seattle Art Museum (Downtown), 1300 First Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Innovative tribute to the 19th century daredevil/feminist/journalist, Nellie Bly Samantha Boshnack Quintet, 2012 Earshot Jazz Golden Ear award nominee for NW Alternative Jazz Group, features all-original and explorative compositions by Trumpeter Samantha Boshnack.

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September 2017

Art of Jazz: Brian Nova Quartet

September 14, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
Seattle Art Museum (Downtown), 1300 First Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Brian Nova photo by Daniel Sheehan. World-touring heavy-swinging jazz guitarist and vocalist Brian Nova got his start in Seattle, and is welcomed back for a not-to miss evening with his quartet. Having apprenticed with Joe Pass and Herb Ellis, Nova's track record includes performances with Stanley Turrentine, Jimmy Smith, Ray Brown, to name a few. His versatility is apparent in his twelve piece big band, as it is in his exceptional trio with bassist Buddy Catlett and drummer Greg Williamson,…

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October 2017

Thelonious Monk Birthday

October 10, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Seattle Art Museum (Downtown), 1300 First Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Resident Artist Dawn Clement performs at Earshot Jazz Festival 2017

Dawn Clement photo by Daniel Sheehan. Buy Now $22 adults, $20 Earshot members and seniors, $10 students and military To mark the 100th birthday of the iconic innovator, pianist Dawn Clement, the 2017 Earshot Festival Resident Artist, performs mostly solo, and the 16-piece Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble, under the conduction of Wayne Horvitz, reassembles several of Monk’s ensemble works.

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Art of Jazz: LaVon Hardison

October 12, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
Seattle Art Museum (Downtown), 1300 First Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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LaVon Hardison photo courtesy of artist. Multifaceted South Sound vocalist LaVon Hardison brings a background in opera, musical theater, and jazz to the stage, backed by her jumping quartet featuring David Deacon-Joyner (piano), Osama Afifi (bass), and Jeff "Bongo" Busch (drums and percussion).   Her 2016 release, "Come Together," evokes the warmth of Carmen Mcrae's vocals with the adventurous improvisatory and storytelling spirit of Ella Fitzgerald. http://knkx.org/post/lavon-hardison-quartet-studio-session

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Omar Sosa Quarteto AfroCubano

October 17, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum (Downtown), 1300 First Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Omar Sosa Quarteto AfroCubana perform at the 2017 Earshot Jazz Festival

Omar Sosa photo courtesy of artist. Buy Now $30 adults, $28 Earshot members and seniors, $15 students and military Inspired by his native Camagüey, the Afro-Cuban inland bastion, Omar Sosa (piano, keys) travels the world with his virtuosic, mercurial electro-acoustic quartet: fellow Camagüeyanos Leandro Saint-Hill (saxophones, flute, vocals) and Ernesto Simpson (drums, vocals), plus Mozambique native Childo Tomas (bass, kalimba, vocals). “Ritual space and time-honored practice” (Popmatters) assure transporting intensity. Presented with support from WESTAF.

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Ballake Sissoko & Vincent Segal

October 22, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Seattle Art Museum (Downtown), 1300 First Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Ballake Sissoko & Vincent Segal perform at the 2017 Earshot Jazz Festival

Ballake Sissoko & Vincent Segal photo courtesy of SRO Artists. Buy Now $30 adults, $28 Earshot members and seniors, $15 students and military The hugely satisfying duo of Malian kora master Ballake Sissoko and French cellist Vincent Segal creates a spellbinding hybrid that draws on West African traditional songs, Baroque music, and contemporary sensibilities.

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Garfield High School Jazz Band

October 24, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Seattle Art Museum (Downtown), 1300 First Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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performs at Garfield High School Band 2017 Earshot Jazz Festival

Garfield High School Jazz band photo by Daniel Sheehan. Buy Now $20 adults, $18 Earshot members and seniors, $10 students and military A perennial powerhouse of Seattle jazz and ongoing source of civic pride, the Garfield jazz program, under the direction of multiaward-winning Clarence Acox, has become an educational icon and national treasure.

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Matt Wilson: Honey and Salt

October 28, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum (Downtown), 1300 First Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Matt Wilson performs at the 2017 Earshot Jazz Festival

Matt Wilson photo by John Abbott. Buy Now $30 adults, $28 Earshot members and seniors, $15 students and military One of the most inventive and generous spirits in today’s jazz, drummer Matt Wilson’s new project is inspired by the poetry of American poet Carl Sandburg (1878–1967). Wilson and colleagues have performed his compositions, rich in heart and variety, all around the US. His remarkable band is Ron Miles (cornet), Jeff Lederer (reeds, voice, harmonium), Martin Wind (bass), and special guest,…

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November 2017

Burnt Sugar Arkestra: We Insist! Freedom NOW | Q&A with Greg Tate & paul r. harding

November 3, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum (Downtown), 1300 First Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Burnt Sugar Arkestra performs at the 2017 earshot jazz Festival

Burnt Sugar Arkestra photo courtesy of artist. Buy Now $24 adults, $22 Earshot members and seniors, $12 students and military **JUST ADDED! Included with your ticket to We Insist: Freedom Now!** We Persist! A pre-concert conversation and Q&A with: Village Voice writer and Burnt Sugar founder, Greg Tate & poet/educator, paul r. harding Friday, November 3, 7 to 7:45pm, Seattle Art Museum In homage to Abbey Lincoln, Max Roach, and Oscar Brown Jr, the Burnt Sugar Arkestra Chamber revives and reimagines the legendary 1960s canon…

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Art of Jazz: Dawn Clement Group

November 9, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
Seattle Art Museum (Downtown), 1300 First Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Earshot Jazz Festival Resident Artist Dawn Clement performs at the 2017 Earshot Jazz Festival

Dawn Clement photos by Daniel Sheehan. Co-presented with Seattle Art Museum Festival Resident Artist, pianist Dawn Clement, investigates the progress of her trajectory. Join one of our most admired creative spirits as she rounds up top Seattle players, bassist Chris Symer and drummer D'Vonne Lewis, for an impeccable performance at the monthly Art of Jazz series. Both as a traditionalist and a progressive artist, Clement is ready to pull up a chair to the table of Seattle jazz greats.  …

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Lucian Ban & Elevation: Songs From Afar / Angela Drăghicescu

November 10, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Seattle Art Museum (Downtown), 1300 First Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Lucian Ban performs at the 2017 Earshot Jazz Festival

Lucian Ban photo by Minodora Tibrea. Buy Now $35 adults, $33 Earshot members and seniors, $17 students and military Presented in partnership with the American Romanian Cultural Society of Seattle and the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York. Lucian Ban & Elevation: Songs from Afar with Transylvanian singer Gavril Tarmure and special guest Billy Hart (drums). Ban, the Transylvania-via-New York pianist/composer, “plays with a fluency and sensibility that recalls Vladimir Horowitz as much as McCoy Tyner” (All About Jazz). With Brad…

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December 2017

Art of Jazz: Duende Libre

December 14, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
Seattle Art Museum (Downtown), 1300 First Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Duende Libre photo courtesy of artist As for his power-trio with Farko Dosumov (electric bass) and Jeff "Bongo" Busch (drums and percussion), composer and pianist Alex Chadsey coins the phrase "global jazz alchemy." The work of mentors like the LA based Quetzal, Jamaican pioneer Quentin Fearon, along with years mastering the music of the Afro-Caribbean collide in Duende Libre's polymorphic fusion of time hopping salsa percussion, rippling jazz bass, and funky fender Rhodes fuzz.  

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January 2018

Art of Jazz: Gary Hammon Quintet

January 11 @ 5:30 pm
Seattle Art Museum (Downtown), 1300 First Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Gary Hammon Quintet photo courtesy of artist The Art of Jazz kicks off its 23rd year January 11 with the Gary Hammon Quintet, led by the local tenor colossus and featuring longtime collaborator trumpeter Erik Esvelt. A Garfield grad and former student at the New England Conservatory of Music, Hammon, who’s played with Ray Charles, Jaki Byard, and other legends, is the real deal. His deep, empathetic sound pairs the harmonic complexity of the post-bop era with the youthful inspiration of…

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February 2018

David Sánchez “Carib”

February 17 @ 8:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum (Downtown), 1300 First Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Buy Now $10-$22 A deep-seated knowledge of both Jazz and Latin music, and the traditions that mold them, drive the captivatingly unique work of David Sánchez. The saxophonist merges jazz syntax with the musical dialects of his native Puerto Rico and other Latin American sources. CARIB is a sonic story that interweaves the colors and textures of the Caribbean, the rhythms of Africa, and the soul of Jazz. David Sánchez - tenor sax Edward Simon – piano Ricky Rodriguez – bass E.…

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March 2018

Art of Jazz: Stuart MacDonald: “Trace Generations”

March 8 @ 5:30 pm7:30 pm
Seattle Art Museum (Downtown), 1300 First Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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The Saxophonist/educator Stuart MacDonald hosts an inter-generational evening, pairing jazz veterans with up-and-coming talent. Performances are held at 5:30pm on the second Thursday of every month. Free and open to the public.

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April 2018

Art of Jazz: Gail Pettis

April 12 @ 5:30 pm7:30 pm
Seattle Art Museum (Downtown), 1300 First Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Earshot Jazz, Seattle Art Museum, and KNKX present Gail Pettis bringing her refined, world-class Jazz vocals.  Performances are held at 5:30pm on the second Thursday of every month. Free and open to the public.

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May 2018

Art of Jazz: Hans Teuber & Jeff Johnson

May 10 @ 5:30 pm7:30 pm
Seattle Art Museum (Downtown), 1300 First Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Earshot Jazz & KNKX Public Radio present this timeless and refined Sax and Bass Duo. Performances are held at 5:30pm on the second Thursday of every month. Free and open to the public.

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June 2018

Art of Jazz: Mercedes Nicole

June 7 @ 5:30 pm
Seattle Art Museum (Downtown), 1300 First Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Earshot Jazz & KNKX Public Radio present stylish Jazz vocals from a Seattle treasure. Mercedes Nicole is joined by Craig Hoyer on piano, Rachell Contorer on bass, and Larry Jones on drums. Performances are held at 5:30pm on the second Thursday of every month.* Free and open to the public. *Note: June 2018 Art of Jazz is being held on the first Thursday of the month, June 7.

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