Normally you would think Sunday would be a slower day for music … not so with this year’s Earshot Jazz Festival.

Here is what is on tap for today:

Sunday, October 21 Triple Door, 7pm & 9:30pm
Dee Dee Bridgewater’s Red Earth

The Grammy and Tony Award winning jazz vocalist brings ten of Mali’s most exciting musicians to Seattle to present the music of her stunning album, Red Earth, A Malian Journey.
$35 general / $33 discount

Sunday, October 21 Seattle Art Museum, 8pm
Rudresh Mahanthappa: Codebook

On his own albums and those of pianist Vijay Iyer, this alto saxophonist forges his own voice from Ornette’s ambiguity and Bird’s exuberance. Codebook, its pieces informed by cryptography and number theory, includes Iyer, bassist François Moutin, and drum titan Damion Reid.
$20 general / $18 discount

Sunday, October 21 Tractor Tavern, 8pm
The Tiptons

Now Seattle and New York-based, the all-female sax quartet (Jessica Lurie, Amy Denio, Tina Richerson, Sue Orfield, plus drummer Faith Stankevich) employs searing, on-stage chemistry to create an international stew of Eastern European melody and American experimentation. $15 general / $13 discount

The T.S. Monk Sextet performs a fundraiser for the
Central Area Senior Center on Sunday October 21,
4pm–6pm, open to the public: call 206-726-4926.

Sunday, October 21 & Monday, October 22 Tula’s Restaurant, 8:30pm
Luis Perdomo Trio

Upon moving to New York, the Venezuelan pianist quickly earned a chair in Ravi Coltrane’s quartet, and has impressed mightily with his “exploratory urgency” and “energetically limber” playing (NYT). $15 general / $13 discount CALL 206-443-4221 FOR RESERVATIONS

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