Going to a music festival is a crapshoot. Navigating the real finds amongst the craptastic can prove tricky. Don’t worry about Earshot Jazz’s top-shelf festival, though.
The 25th Earshot Jazz Festival, which kicks off tonight, features more of the good than overrated. Put on by a respected, major Seattle jazz support system, the festival runs longer than most—through November 17—and puts on over 60 shows all over the city. Like most solid festivals, Earshot Jazz organizers seek out both choice name brands, rising stars, and aspiring student bands.
So, what’s good?