WELCOME TO THE
2007 EARSHOT JAZZ
"Seattle's most important annual jazz event"(Down Beat)
runs OCTOBER 19 to NOVEMBER 4, 2007
The 2007 Earshot Jazz Festival kicks off October 19 and continues through November 4 with more than 70 events in concert halls, clubs, and community centers all around the Seattle area.
Now in its 19th year, Seattle's major annual jazz festival is presented by the non-profit Earshot Jazz organization. The Earshot Jazz Festival brings important musicians from around the world to Seattle and presents Seattle's finest jazz artists in a world-class festival setting. Artists and audiences praise the event for honoring the deep heritage of jazz and for its adventurous artistic spirit.
The Earshot Jazz Festival presents hundreds of artists in a variety of settings, spanning the breadth of the art form. Many of the performing artists conduct workshops, panel discussions, and master classes in the area. Festival programs also include a series of rare jazz films, photo exhibitions, panel discussions, and educational programs.
This year's festival celebrates Jazz from A to Z, beginning with the sophisticated jazz master Ahmad Jamal and ending with MacArthur Foundation "genius" grantee John Zorn. In between are concerts by refined veterans such as Cedar Walton, Toots Thielemans, French favorite Jacky Terrasson, vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater, and emerging international stars Jean-Michel Pilc, Dafnis Prieto, and Luis Perdomo.
The festival includes world music sensations Tinariwen, Oliver Mtukudzi, and Vieux Farka Toure from Africa, and Musafir from Rajasthan. It celebrates traditional jazz with Butch Thompson and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band while showcasing upcoming artists like Anat Cohen and John Hollenbeck. Drummer T.S. Monk, son of the late Thelonious Monk, will perform in concert in the region and in an event supporting the Central Area Senior Center alongside students from the award-winning Garfield High School jazz program.
Tickets for the Earshot Jazz Festival will be on sale in late August through Earshot Jazz and at various Seattle jazz spots. Complete concert information will be available at earshotjazz.org and at 206-547-9787.
Earshot Jazz is a Seattle based nonprofit music, arts and service organization formed in 1984 to support jazz and increase awareness in the community. Earshot Jazz publishes a monthly newsletter, presents creative music and educational programs, assists jazz artists, increases listenership, complements existing services and programs, and networks with the national and international jazz community.