These are the final days of the 25th Annual Earshot Jazz Festival.
A lot of world renown's have come to play thus far, including Keith Jarret, Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette who opened on October 1st.
Other luminaries include John Schofield, Brad Mehldau, Phillip Glass, Bad Plus. The Good news is that there is plenty more to see and hear as the festival runs until Nov 17th. That means that if you plan it you can still take part in what is Seattle's Jazz Festival and be a part of what is benchmark in Seattle's Jazz history. The Earshot Jazz Festival isn't just about the biggest or the brightest stars, it's also about the local scene, and the next generation of kids who aspire to share their gift with the community. Already, the Roosevelt High School Jazz Band has taken their turn under the lights, but still to come is Clarence Acox and the Garfield High School Band on Wednesday November 6th at the Kirkland Performance Center. Do what you can to support the kids when they come out to play. This should be well worth your time and effort to see.
This Thursday be sure to catch Darcy James Argue & Cornish Contemporary Big Band at the Poncho concert Hall at Cornish. The weekend begins with a bang as the Manhattan Transfer rolls into the festival on Friday the 1st for three nights and six shows at the Triple Door. Also featured on Friday night Bill Frisell at the Jones Playhouse, while the Marc Seals Group appears at Tula's on 2nd Avenue. And just across from the Triple Door at the Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya, SRJO: Take Five: Remembering Dave Bruebeck on Saturday and Sunday nights. Sunday night Bill Frisell performs again at the Jones playhouse(UW), this time with Ted Poor and Luke Bergman. Those are the highlights for this weekend at the 25th annual Earshot Jazz Festival.
Over at Jazz Alley this weekend; Gerald Albright will be lighting it up with his energetic style of R&B jazz/funk. Thursday through Sunday at Jazz Alley where the parking is free once again and just across the Alley. Also on the calendar, 91.3 KBCS is welcoming Steve Smith and Vital Information Tuesday November 5th and 6th, Rachelle Ferrell completes the second week of the month Thursday the 7th thru Sunday the 10th, followed by Jeff Kashiwa and Coastal Access and Steve Tyrell with special guest Diane Schuur. You can get more information here