SEATTLE, WA – Earshot Jazz and Cornish College of the Arts announce their collaborations for the 2013 Cornish Music Series and Earshot Jazz Festival featuring 10 dynamic concert performances and six masterclasses.

This year Cornish and Earshot Jazz welcome John Hollenbeck’s Claudia Quintet; Ken Vandermark and Nate Wooley; the Dave Douglas Quintet; Chris Speed, Dave King & Chris Tordini Trio; Dafnis Prieto Si o Si Quartet; “jazz flutist of the year” Nicole Mitchell’s Ice Crystal Quartet; piano/viola duo Lucian Ban and Mat Maneri; composer Darcy James Argue & the Cornish Contemporary Big Band; the Kora Band and Kneebody.

Masterclasses will be presented by Cuban son performers La Familia Valera Miranda, jazz drummer Mike Clark, jazz vocalist Inga Swearingen, saxophonist Ken Vandermark and trumpeter Nate Wooley, Cuban percussion master Dafnis Prieto, and the ensemble Kneebody.

All events occur at Cornish College’s PONCHO Concert Hall, 710 East Roy St., Seattle. Free parking available.

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