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.
From poignant balladry to propulsive post-bop expansion, acclaimed trumpeter Thomas Marriott leads a polished quartet of some of the city’s best: Marc Seales (piano), Jeff Johnson (bass), and John Bishop (drums). Since his return to Seattle from New York City in 2004, he has recorded eleven albums as a leader or co-leader on the Seattle-based Origin Records label. None have been more anticipated than Marriott’s most recent release on Origin, Trumpet Ship. Tune in for selections from Trumpet Ship, focusing on first take quartet offerings of originals as well as standards.
Presented by Earshot Jazz.