From The Seattle Times:

The 22nd edition of the Earshot Jazz Festival once again lives up to its reputation for curatorial discernment, showcasing veteran legends, rising stars and midcareer masters, including a generous helping of local artists. The festival runs from Friday through Nov. 7 at venues in and around Seattle.

This year’s lineup is rife with gifted female artists, from adventurous Toronto trumpeter Lina Allemano (Tuesday, Chapel Performance Space) and inventive Seattle pianist/vocalist Nelda Swiggett (Thursday, Tula’s) to the fire-and-water double bill of torrid saxophonist Tia Fuller and ethereal vocalist Gretchen Parlato (Oct. 24, Triple Door).

The festival opens Friday at the Triple Door with the award-winning Garfield High School Jazz Band, featuring band alumnus and special guest, saxophonist Roxy Coss, a confident, hard-swinging player who’s already landed a precious weekly gig in Manhattan. She also celebrates the release of her self-titled debut CD with her quartet Sunday at Tula’s.

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