Photographs from the 2021 Earshot Jazz Festival


2021-10-13 to 11-05 Hardly Raining

After nearly a month of live jazz, the 33rd annual Earshot Jazz Festival has drawn to a close. Venues throughout Seattle hosted an array of international and resident jazz artists, from the straight-ahead to the avant garde.

Photographs from 24 festival performances are featured chronologically. Click any photo to open a gallery for that show.

A preview of the event appeared in Hardly Raining last month. You can read a review of the festival in Jazz Times.


Theo Croker BLK2LIFE at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center (13 OCT): Theo Croker (trumpet), Mike King (piano), Shekwoaga Ode (drums), Eric Wheeler (bass)


The Eugenie Jones Journey Featuring Velocity at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center (14 OCT): Eugenie Jones (vocals), Cliff Colon (saxophone), Peter Adams (piano), Rob Hutchinson (bass), Brian Smith (drums)


Marina Albero at Town Hall Forum (15 OCT): Marina Albero (piano), Jeff Busch (percussion), Hans Teuber (reeds), D’Vonne Lewis (drums), Jeff Johnson (bass)


Meridian Odyssey at The Royal Room (15 OCT): Xavier Lecouturier (drums), Dylan Hayes (piano), Ben Feldman (bass), Santosh Sharma (saxophone), Martin Budde (guitar), Noah Halpern (trumpet)


Kareem Kandi World Orchestra at The Royal Room (16 OCT): Kareem Kandi (saxophone), Greg Feingold (bass), Stefan Schatz (drums)


Jamie Baum Septet+ at Town Hall Forum (17 OCT): Jamie Baum (flute), Brad Shepik (guitar), Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet), Aaron Irwin (sax/bass clarinet), Chris Komer (French horn), John Escreet (piano), Ricky Rodriguez (bass, singing bowls), Jeff Hirshfield (drums)


William Parker (bass, percussion, flute), Hamid Drake (drums), and Patricia Nicholson (dance) at Chapel Performance Space (18 OCT)


Duets: Dianne Reeves (vocals), Chucho Valdés (piano), & Joe Lovano (saxophone) at Town Hall Great Hall (21 OCT)


Immanuel Wilkins Quartet at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center (22 OCT): Immanuel Wilkins (sax), Mike Mitchell (drums), Tyrone Allen (bass), Micah Thomas (piano)


Giveton Gelin Quintet at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center (23 OCT): Giveton Gelin (trumpet), Morgan Guerin (sax), Adriel Vincent-Brown (drums), Philip Norris (bass), Micah Thomas (piano)


Seattle Jazz Offering w/ Reggie Goings and Friends at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center (24 OCT): Reggie Goings (vocals), Dan Greenblatt (saxophone), Randy Halberstadt (piano), Phil Sparks (bass), Jamael Nance (drums)


Samara Joy (vocals) with Sullivan Fortner (piano) at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center (24 OCT)


Dawn Clement Trio w/ Matt Wilson at Town Hall Forum (26 OCT): Dawn Clement (piano), Matt Wilson (drums), Chuck Deardorf (bass)


Francesco Crosara Trio at Town Hall Forum (27 OCT): Francesco Crosara (piano), Clipper Anderson (bass), Mark Ivester (drums)


Scenes at Town Hall Forum (29 OCT): John Bishop (drums), John Stowell (guitar), Jeff Johnson (bass), Rick Mandyck (saxophone)


Darelle Holden at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center (29 OCT): Darelle Holden (vocals), Brad Boal (drums), Brian Monroney (guitar), David Dawda (bass), Jeremy Bacon (piano), Nathan Breedlove (trumpet)


Dee Daniels: Tribute to John Lewis at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center (30 OCT): Dee Daniels (vocals), Bill Anschell (piano), Phil Sparks (bass), Brian Kirk (drums)


Marina Albero: The Quarantine Sessions at The Royal Room (30 OCT): Marina Albero (piano), Jacqueline Tabor (vocals), Adriana Giordano (vocals), Kelsey Mines (bass)


George Colligan Quartet at Town Hall Forum (3 NOV): George Colligan (drums), Joe Manis (tenor saxophone), Nicole McCabe (alto saxophone), Garrett Baxter (bass)


Mark Lewis Quartet at The Royal Room (3 NOV): Mark Lewis (sax, flute), Bill Anschell (piano), Clipper Anderson (bass), Mark Ivester (drums)


Benny Green (piano) at Town Hall Forum (4 NOV)


Elnah Jordan (vocals) and Eric Verlinde (piano) at The Royal Room (4 NOV)


Marina Albero Trio featuring Ganesh Rajagopalan at Town Hall Forum (5 NOV): Marina Albero (piano, keytar), Tim Carey (bass), Xavier Lecouturier (bass), Ganesh Rajagopalan (violin), Sriram Ramesh (tablas)


Jay Clayton (vocals), Gary Versace (piano), and Ed Neumeister (trombone) at The Royal Room (6 NOV)

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *