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2014 EARSHOT Jazz Festival

October 10 through November 11

The Earshot Jazz Festival swings into its 26th edition on October 10 and includes more than 50 distinctive concerts and events in venues all around the city through November 11.

The festival brings jazz greats from around the world into creative collaboration with area audiences and artists. Earshot celebrates Seattle’s place in the world of jazz with mainstage concerts by our award-winning student ensembles and a strong representation by our renowned resident artists.

This year, Earshot celebrates the “Masters, Monsters, and Mentors” of jazz. The festival opens October 10 at Town Hall with a very special birthday party for Thelonious Monk, whose distinctive musical direction has mentored almost every jazz musician since, and wraps up with a closing party at Triple Door's Musicquarium. In between is a multitude of performances by international and local artists alike, celebrating this vibrant and ever-changing artform. Below, the schedule for the 26th presentation of the Earshot Jazz Festival.

Friday, October 10, Town Hall Seattle, 8pm
Opening Celebration: Monk 10/10

Friday, October 10 & Saturday, October 11, Tula’s Restaurant and Jazz Club, 7:30pm
Larry Fuller Trio

Saturday, October 11, Chapel Performance Space, 8pm
John Seman’s Lil Coop Quintet
Gregg Belisle-Chi

Sunday, October 12, PONCHO Concert Hall, Cornish College of the Arts, 8pm
Tri Minh Quartet: Sounds from Hanoi

Monday, October 13, Triple Door, 7:30pm
Taylor McFerrin

Monday, October 13, Tula’s Restaurant and Jazz Club, 7:30pm
Oliver Groenewald Newnet

Tuesday, October 14, Triple Door, 7:30pm
Carmen Lundy Group

Wednesday, October 15, Chapel Performance Space, 8pm
Eric Vloeimans: Oliver’s Cinema

Thursday, October 16, Triple Door, 7pm & 9:30pm
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba

Thursday, October 16, PONCHO Concert Hall, Cornish College of the Arts, 8pm
Johnaye Kendrick Group

Friday, October 17, Royal Room, 8pm
Amy Denio & OU

Friday, October 17 & Saturday, October 18, Tula’s Restaurant and Jazz Club, 7:30pm
Thomas Marriott: Urban Folklore

Saturday, October 18, Town Hall Seattle, 8pm
Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas Quintet: Sound Prints
Featuring: Lawrence Fields, Linda Oh, & Joey Baron

Saturday, October 18, Chapel Performance Space, 8pm
William O. Smith: Compositions and Improvisations

Sunday, October 19, Town Hall Seattle, 8pm
Boban & Marko Markovic Orkestar

Sunday, October 19, PONCHO Concert Hall, Cornish College of the Arts, 7:30pm
Lew Tabackin Trio
Ben Flocks Trio

Monday, October 20, Triple Door, 7pm
Garfield High School Jazz Band

Wednesday, October 22, PONCHO Concert Hall, Cornish College of the Arts, 8pm
Jacky Terrasson Trio
Free Jacky Terrasson masterclass, noon, PONCHO.

Thursday, October 23, PONCHO Concert Hall, Cornish College of the Arts, 8pm
Greg Osby Quartet
Free Greg Osby masterclass, noon, PONCHO.

Friday, October 24, Royal Room, 8pm
Living Daylights
Syrinx Effect

Friday, October 24, Tula’s Restaurant and Jazz Club, 7:30pm
Kareem Kandi Organ Trio

Saturday, October 25, PONCHO Concert Hall, Cornish College of the Arts, 8pm
Barry Altschul 3dom Factor

Sunday, October 26, Seattle Art Museum, 8pm
Daniel Barry’s Celestial Rhythm Orchestra

Wednesday, October 29, EMP Level 3, 7:30pm
Eric Revis Quartet
Kate Olson Sextet

Thursday, October 30, PONCHO Concert Hall, Cornish College of the Arts, 8pm
Dave Liebman New Quintet
Free Dave Liebman masterclass, noon, PONCHO.

Friday, October 31, Royal Room, 6/8/10PM
Royal Room Halloween Party

Friday, October 31, Downstairs @ Town Hall Seattle, 8pm
Chad McCullough: Spin Quartet

Friday, October 31 & Saturday, November 1, Tula’s Restaurant and Jazz Club, 7:30pm
Frank Catalano Quartet

Saturday, November 1, Royal Room, 8pm
Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey

Saturday, November 1, Chapel Performance Space, 8pm
Battle Trance

Saturday, November 1, Nordstrom Recital Hall, 7:30pm
Sunday, November 2, Kirkland Performance Center, 2pm

Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra “Quincy and Ray on Jackson Street”

Sunday, November 2, EMP Level 3, 7:30pm
Industrial Revelation
Cuong Vu & Ted Poor

Sunday, November 2, Triple Door, 7pm & 9:30pm
True Blues: Corey Harris & Alvin Youngblood Hart

Monday, November 3, Barboza, 8pm
Crystal Beth & the Boom Boom Band

Tuesday, November 4, PONCHO Concert Hall, Cornish College of the Arts, 8pm
Hal Galper Trio w/ Jeff Johnson & John Bishop

Tuesday, November 4, Triple Door, 7:30pm
Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra featuring Grace Kelly

Thursday, November 6, various times, locations, artists
200th Birthday of Adolphe Sax Celebration: Sax in the City
Pop-up saxophone concerts throughout the city, throughout the day and evening. Free.

Friday, November 7, Town Hall Seattle, 8pm
Pharoah Sanders Quartet

Friday, November 7 & Saturday, November 8, Tula’s Restaurant and Jazz Club, 7:30pm
Anton Schwartz Quintet

Saturday, November 8, Roosevelt High School Auditorium, 7:30pm
Roosevelt High School Jazz Band

Saturday, November 8, Vermillion Art Gallery & Bar, 8pm
Bad Luck
Scott Cushall/ John Gross Group

Sunday, November 9, Café Racer, 8pm
Racer Sessions +

Monday, November 10, PONCHO Concert Hall, Cornish College of the Arts, 8pm
Miguel Zenón Quartet

Tuesday, November 11, Musicquarium @ Triple Door, 7:30pm
Earshot Jazz Festival Wrap-up Party

Tickets for the Earshot Jazz Festival go on sale September 1 through Earshot Jazz. Schedule subject to change. Check for updates, or call 206-547-6763.



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.
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