The Earshot Jazz Festival returns this year in an all-digital format! Now in its 32nd year, the 2020 festival will be streamed straight to you, with a mix of online concert performances, panel discussions, and an emphasis on racial, social, and gender justice. Jazz teaches us to listen, learn, and improvise. With Earshot’s typical programming model upended, they’re taking this opportunity to re-envision what a creative, community-focused jazz festival can look like.
Jazz vocalist Johnaye Kendrick is, as the legendary saxophonist Jimmy Heath says, “a complete musician with a beautiful instrument and open ears.” She joins us via livestream for a performance brimming with sterling vocals, and backed by John Hansen on piano, Chris Symer on bass, and D’Vonne Lewis on drums. Her shows feature her own original compositions as well as fresh interpretations of beloved jazz and pop compositions. She focuses on graceful renditions of jazz standards and composes music and lyrics where she often accompanies herself on harmonium, violin, viola, and percussion. Tune in for a concert filled with Kendrick’s signature expressive tones and bright, warm disposition.
Presented by Earshot Jazz.