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Earshot Announces Early Lineup for 2009 Festival

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Now in its 21st year, the Earshot Jazz Festival presents the full spectrum of jazz--from high profile concerts in Seattle's fine halls, to cutting-edge creations that move the art form ever forward. The event is respected for honoring the deep heritage of jazz while celebrating the leading edges of the art form. This year’s festival will present hundreds of the most important artists of our day in more than 60 events in venues all around Seattle. In addition to concert performances, the festival includes educational programs and panels, a film series, poetry and author readings, and art exhibits.

Coming in 2009

Don Byron Quartet
Myra Melford’s Be Bread (residency)
Matt Wilson Quartet
Trio M
Cyro Baptista’s Banquet of the Spirits (Day of the Dead show)
Marco Benevento
Kris Davis Trio
Jovino Santos Neto Quinteto
Omar Sosa Quartet
Helen Sung Trio
Tarbaby
Evan Flory-Barnes “Acknowledgement of a Celebration”
Jon Jang Quartet with Min Xiao Fen
Mark Murphy with New Stories
Zena Parkins & Ikui Mori
Achim Kaufman Trio (w/ Frank Gratkowski)
Trio 3 (w/ Oliver Lake, Andrew Cyrille & Reggie Workman)
John Abercrombie Quartet (w/ Joey Baron)
Jay Thomas’ “East West Double Trio”
Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra “Genius + Soul = Jazz” (Tribute to Ray Charles and Quincy Jones)

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