Additional projects and events will take place as a part of the festival. Each one will pay tribute to the experimental nature of jazz and music, while fostering new and talented artists from around the country. The events include:
- Annual Golden Ear and Hall of Fame Awards to honor area jazz artists
- Commissions of new works by recognized artists
- Benefit fund raising concerts for school and community jazz programs
- Leadership roles in national and regional jazz touring groups
- Jazz advocacy programs
14 locations throughout Seattle have opened their doors to the festival’s events and shows, from Capitol Hill to Downtown to Ballard. The University District Jazz Walk will include an additional 16 locations around one of the most lively and populated areas in Seattle.
This year a Gold Pass is offered by the Earshot festival, which will give complete access to all the affiliated concerts. Other discounts are available on a show by show basis for members, as well as special offers for students, seniors and frequent buyers.
A slew of musicians from all over the country will converge on Seattle to construct a portrayal of the continual experimentation and inspiration in music. Over the course of the Earshot Jazz festival I will be covering certain new, promising musicians. Check back to see more.