20th Annual Earshot Jazz Festival *Oct 18th – Nov 9th*

5 Oct

The smorgasborg event of Northwest jazz is soon upon us! Get your ears tuned and your feet ready for the 50+ events the nonprofit Earshot Jazz has prepared for us. Various events, concerts, and learning opportunities are spread throughout the greater Seattle area during the two week period. From The Triple Door to Town Hall, jazz music will rock the city.

Check out the sampling of events from Earshot’s main webpage:

Some of the highlights planned for this 20th Earshot
Festival include:

  • NEA Jazz Master James Moody with the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra in a 4-day residency that includes oral history interviews, educational programs, and two concerts
  • Pioneering avant-garde pianist and NEA Jazz Master Cecil Taylor in a solo concert at Seattle’s Town Hall
  • Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane and his quartet at the Triple Door
  • Pianist Marilyn Crispell in concert at the Chapel Performance Space
  • Vocalist Simone, daughter of Nina Simone, in concert in Bothell
  • A collaboration with the Langston Hughes Cultural center that includes concerts by violinist Billy Bang and Seattle jazz legends Julian Priester and Hadley Caliman.
  • A pre-election concert at Town Hall by bassist Charlie Haden’s Liberation Music Orchestra featuring pianist/arranger Carla Bley.
  • A 20-year retrospective of internationally-known Seattle resident Wayne Horvitz featuring his groups, The President, New York Composer’s Orchestra West, Pigpen, and Zony Mashwith Horns
  • Seattle’s award-winning Garfield and Roosevelt High School jazz bands in main stage concerts with guests such as Wycliffe Gordon.
  • Eastern European prodigy Eldar with veteran singer Nancy King
  • Japanese pianist Satoko Fujii with Rova’s Larry Ochs
  • Steven Bernstein’s Millennial Territory Orchestra accompaniment to three Laurel and Hardy films
  • Each day, Earshot photographer Daniel Sheehan updates the Eyeshot Jazz photo blog with photos from the previous concerts: eyeshotjazz.wordpress.com
  • And many, many more

Enjoy, and buy your tickets ASAP here: http://earshot.org/Festival/tickets.html

One Response to “20th Annual Earshot Jazz Festival *Oct 18th – Nov 9th*”

  1. abeautifuldayphotography October 22, 2009 at 6:55 pm #

    Just to let you know that eyeshotjazz has moved from eyeshotjazz.wordpress.com to EyeShotJazz.com

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