Sun, Oct 21: Earshot Jazz Festival

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

Sat, Oct 20: Earshot Jazz Festival

Saturday, October 20 Triple Door, 7pm & 9:30pm
Preservation Hall Jazz Band

This crowd-pleasing National Medal of Arts-winner, a New Orleans treasure, has archived the city’s musical history for over a quarter century.
$40 advance; $45 day of show

Saturday, October 20 Edmonds Center for the Arts, 7:30pm
Toots Thielemans & Kenny Werner

Thielemans brings peerless range to his signature sound on the harmonica. His seasoned collaborator on piano is the stunningly gifted Kenny Werner. Photo by Jos Knaepen
$28-38 general

Saturday, October 20 Chapel Performance Space, 8pm
Gino Robair: I, Norton — An opera in real-time

“At the request of the citizens of these United States, I, Joshua Norton declare myself Emperor.” So began the proclamation by which Joshua Norton, on September 17, 1859, became Norton I, Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico. Dramatically, the work takes place as the Emperor lay dying on a rain-soaked street. At that precise moment, time is suspended and his life’s events pass before his eyes. The result is an opera that is rich in symbolism and metaphor, carrying a political subtext that resonates with current geo-political situations. Presented by Earshot Jazz and Nonsequitur
$15 general; $13 discount

Details at the Earshot Festival Website

Friday, Oct 19 – Earshot Festival Begins

The Earshot Jazz Festival kicks off Friday night, October 19th with a huge night of music.

For more information, visit the Earshot Festival Website.

Friday, October 19 McCaw Hall, 8pm
Ahmad Jamal

Pianist Ahmad Jamal has infused small jazz ensembles with an orchestral spirit for decades. This living legend, an NEA Jazz Master, appears with the latest of his timeless trios.
$75, $40, $35, $30 general (Gold Circle seating available)

Friday, October 19 Triple Door, 7pm & 9:30pm
Roosevelt High School Jazz Band w/ Frank Tiberi

This year, the Roosevelt High School Jazz Band, which won the nation’s premier prize for high school jazz, the Essentially Ellington Competition, appears with the Woody Herman Band veteran saxophonist and leader.
$20 general / $18 discount

Friday, October 19 Kirkland Performance Center, 8pm
T.S. Monk Sextet
Rachael Price

A student of Max Roach by age 10, and the son and bandmate of Thelonious Monk, T.S. Monk is a hard-swinging drummer and musical tour de force. Rising-star jazz siren Rachael Price also appears with her group.
Adults $29 / Sr $20 / Youth $15

Fri, October 19 & Sat, October 20 Tula’s Restaurant, 8:30pm
Jimmy Greene Quartet

The tenor saxophonist and Jacky McLean disciple brings classical training to bear on his exuberant, original jazz.
$15 general / $13 discount CALL 206-443-4221 FOR RESERVATIONS