Seattle’s Earshot Announces Festival Lineup

Seattle-based non-profit Earshot Jazz will present its annual festival October 17 through November 7. The roster of performers features both seasoned jazzers and fresh talent in schools of jazz ranging from the very-in to the way-out, including the Jim Hall Trio, Hermeto Pascoal Group, Randy Weston’s African Rhythms Trio, Rokia Traore, Sex Mob, Gonzalo Rubalcaba Trio, Don Byron (pictured) with Jason Moran & Billy Hart, Peter Brotzmann, Nicholas Payton & Sonic Trance, Vijay Iyer, ICP from Amsterdam, and T. S. Monk. In addition to concerts, the festival will feature discussions and a film series presented in cooperation with the Northwest Film Forum.

The performances will take place at a variety of area venues including Tula’s, Town Hall, On the Boards, Triple Door, and Consolidated Works. For ticket information, schedules, and to learn more about the Earshot organization, visit Tickets may also be purchased from TicketMaster and the following sources:

Earshot Jazz

3429 Fremont Pl #309

Seattle, WA 98103


Seattle record shops:

Bud’s Jazz Records on 1st & Jackson

Wall of Sound at 315 E. Pine

Evan Haga

Evan Haga worked as an editor and writer at JazzTimes from 2006 to 2018. He is currently the Jazz Curator at TIDAL, and his writing has appeared at, NPR MusicBillboard and other outlets.