This Week the Earshot Jazz Festival visits the PONCHO Concert Hall at Cornish College of the Arts (710 East Roy St, Kerry Hall).

Wednesday, October 26, PONCHO Concert Hall, 8pm
Julian Waterfall Pollack Trio

This rising piano star appears with Noah Garabedian (bass) and Evan Hughes (drums). Still in his early 20s, and adept in jazz and classical modes, the New Yorker plays with dynamic maturity and technical ferocity.

Thursday, October 27, PONCHO Concert Hall, 12pm
Masterclass with Boom Tic Boom

Drummer Allison Miller, violinist Jenny Scheinman, pianist Myra Melford, and bassist Todd Sickafoose are Boom Tic Boom. Join us to hear this explosive quartet preview their evening concert and share their insights on music making. Free and open to the public.

Thursday, October 27, PONCHO Concert Hall, 8pm
Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom

When not accompanying Peter Gabriel, Ani DiFranco, or Brandi Carlisle, Allison Miller is a stellar jazz drummer. She brings to Seattle piano individualist Myra Melford, violinist Jenny Scheinman, and bassist Todd Sickafoose. The project’s performances, said the LA Times, are “as unpredictable as they are approachable.” (Welcomed by KBCS 91.3FM)

Friday, October 28, PONCHO Concert Hall, Cornish College, 8pm
Scrape w/ Jay Clayton

Cornish College trumpeter/composer Jim Knapp and his one-time student, viola player Eyvind Kang, lead a 16-piece string orchestra, joined by the incomparable vocalist Jay Clayton, who returns from New York to Cornish, where she taught for many years, to mark her 70th birthday.

Saturday, October 29, PONCHO Concert Hall, 8pm
Jay Clayton Group / Jerry Granelli Trio

A night of Cornish alums. Vaunted vocalist Jay Clayton’s quartet includes pianist Dawn Clement. Drummer Jerry Granelli, whom Jazz Times called “one of those uncategorizable veteran percussionists who’s done it all,” appears with his longtime trio of Danny Oore (sax) and Simon Fisk (bass/cello).

Earshot Jazz Festival at Tula’s This Week
Call 206-443-4221 for reservations.

Tuesday, October 25 & Wednesday, October 26, Tula’s, 7:30pm
Cory Weeds Group

The Vancouver BC saxophonist has played with B3 master Dr Lonnie Smith, The Night Crawlers, and mellow vocalist Paul Anka while also excelling as a leader. His The Many Deeds of Cory Weeds (2010) featured organist Joey DeFrancesco, and remained in the JazzWeek charts for 10 weeks.

Thursday, October 27, Tula’s, 7:30pm

This energetic Seattle quartet performs originals drawn from jazz, rock, soul, and improvised music, inspired by fusion supergroups as well as modern jazz outfits like Chris Potter’s Underground and Kneebody. It features Art Brown (alto sax), Aaron Otheim (keys), Tim Carey (bass), and Tarik Abouzied (drums).

Friday, October 28 & Saturday, October 29, Tula’s, 8pm
Travis Shook Trio

The pianist – a former Seattleite who was Earshot Golden Ear Award winner for best emerging jazz artist in 1992 and 1993 – gained early notoriety with drum legend Tony Williams, vocalist Betty Carter, and his own brilliant trio releases. Here, he appears with Matt Jorgensen (drums) and Essiet Essiet (bass).

Sunday, October 30 Tula’s, 7:30pm
Jerry Granelli Trio

Drummer Jerry Granelli, whom Jazz Times called “one of those uncategorizable veteran percussionists who’s done it all,” appears with his longtime trio of Danny Oore (sax) and Simon Fisk (bass/cello).

Tickets are on sale now for all events. Go to Earshot Jazz for more information.

Still to Come: The Bad Plus, Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnette, Burn List, Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes, Operation ID, Robin Holcomb, Malcolm Goldstein, SWOJO and Grace Kelly.

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