James Carter (photo: David Sinclair)
James Carter (photo: David Sinclair)

Seattle’s Earshot Jazz Festival returns Oct. 15 and continues through Nov. 7 with more than 50 performances throughout Seattle.

The renowned jazz festival, now in its 22nd year, draws jazz greats from around the world to collaborate and interact with Northwest artists and audiences. Earshot also celebrates Seattle’s place in the jazz world, with concerts by award-winning high-school jazz programs and noteworthy resident artists.

This year’s performers include James Carter, Lee Konitz New Quartet, Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet with Gerald Clayton, Ordo Sakhna, Mavis Staples, Robert Glasper Trio, Lina Allemano Four, Darius Jones Trio, Jean-Michel Pilc, Matt Jorgensen’s Tattooed by Passion, Charlie Musselwhite, Murl Allen Sanders Quartet, Ryuichi Sakamoto and many others.

Follow this link for a complete schedule of the 22nd Earshot Jazz Festival. In addition to concerts, the festival includes educational programs and panels, a film series and other outreach events yet to be announced.

The festival opens with a performance by the Garfield High School Jazz band, with saxophonist Roxy Coss (a Garfield alumna), Oct. 15 at the Triple Door.

Tickets for the festival can be purchased through the Web site or by calling 206-547-6763.

Support for the 22nd Annual Earshot Jazz Festival is provided by Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Raynier Institute & Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts, as well as the City of Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, 4Culture, Washington State Arts Commission, ArtsFund, Seattle Foundation, Chamber Music America, and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Earshot Jazz is a nonprofit organization. In addition to presenting the festival and other concerts during the year, Earshot provides jazz education programs and publishes the monthly Earshot Jazz magazine.

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