from The Seattle Times:

The 2009 Earshot Jazz Festival convenes tonight for a three-week run that features more than 50 performances at various venues in Seattle and on the Eastside, at a rate of two or three shows per night.

In its 21st year, the festival has garnered a reputation for showcasing jazz beyond the typical boundaries of the idiom. Experimental, or art jazz, is a sizable part of this year’s festival: Kinetic and surprising, Trio M performs Tuesday at the Seattle Asian Art Museum (Volunteer Park, 1400 E. Prospect St., Seattle; $10-$20; Led by pianist Myra Melford, a Cornish College of the Arts alum, the trio includes bassist Mark Dresser and drummer Matt Wilson, who also performs Sunday with his own quartet at the Seattle Art Museum ($10-$20;

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