Recognizing that Jazz was born of the Black American experience, the artists scheduled for this concert, along with Town Hall Seattle and Earshot Jazz, have decided to postpone this event in order to honor the space to mourn and amplify the voices and experiences of Black people. We encourage you instead to watch the rebroadcast of Town Hall’s event with Dr. Beverly Tatum, about her book Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?
Donations can be made directly to Saturday’s artist, Francesco Crosara (paypal.me/FrancescoJazz), and to Johnaye Kendrick (Venmo: @JohnayeKendrick), whose concert last week was also cancelled. All artists will still be paid an artist fee. We also recommend donations to local organizations that support Black arts and culture, and human rights.
Our concert series will return next Saturday with trumpeter Thomas Marriott, appearing with Evan Flory-Barnes, D’Vonne Lewis, and Julio Jauraqui.
Town Hall continues our partnership with Earshot Jazz, presenting powerhouse jazz musicians in one-night-only livestreams.
Seattle-area based Italian Jazz pianist, composer and educator Francesco Crosara takes the stage at the Forum at Town Hall for a high-powered Livestream performance. He’s joined by Farko Dosumov on electric bass and D’Vonne Lewis on drums for a trio concert presenting original compositions by Crosara alongside choice jazz standards.
Francesco Crosara is a Seattle-area based Italian Jazz pianist, composer and educator who has played at festivals and venues across the USA, Japan, Canada, Mexico, France, Spain, and Italy. A master of Jazz improvisation, Francesco’s piano style mixes a strong romantic vein from his classical training at the Music Conservatory of Santa Cecilia in Rome with bouncy lyrical expression in the jazz and Latin idioms. Tune in for a one-of-a-kind performance featuring three iconic local jazz personalities.
Presented by Earshot Jazz and Town Hall Seattle.