By BILL WHITE
SPECIAL TO THE P-I
For the 20th anniversary of the Earshot Jazz Festival, we asked eight of the participating musicians to share their perspectives and memories with us. All of these performers have ties to the Northwest, having either grown up or relocated here.
(The drum legend brings his sextet, Spellbinder, to the Triple Door on Nov. 7.)
“It’s a testament to Earshot director John Gilbreath’s faith in the intelligence and openness of Seattle audiences to present this type of programming. It’s on the level of the great festivals in the world. It has a jazz slant, but also presents exciting and forward-thinking artists in world music, as well. I’m a huge Jack DeJohnette fan and seeing him with Keith Jarrett a few years back was magical. I’m also a big Wayne Horvitz fan, so I’ve got to see one of his shows this year.”