Tune in this Saturday, December 11 as Bainbridge Island Museum of Art’s (BIMA) Within/Earshot Jazz Festival comes to television in a special partnership with Seattle’s KCTS 9. A collaboration with Seattle’s Earshot Jazz, BIMA’s Within/Earshot Jazz Festival is dedicated to celebrating and exploring the traditions and future of jazz in the Puget Sound region. KCTS 9 filmed all four concerts in October 2021 and will release one concert per week as a 30-minute episode at 6:30pm with a rebroadcast later in the week. The series will also be available for streaming on KCTS 9’s digital streaming platforms.
Each of the four concerts features acclaimed local jazz musicians performing in BIMA’s Frank Buxton Auditorium. The television series lineup is as follows:
Saturday, December 11 – 6:30pm – COLR
COLR is a new music project forming imaginative, visual, and expressive lines in music blending with bassist Marina Christopher, trumpeter Ahamefule J. Oluo, drummer D’Vonne Lewis, and keyboardist Josh Rawlings.
Saturday, December 18 – 6:30pm – Elnah Jordan & Eric Verlinde
Powerful soul and blues vocalist Elnah Jordan and one of the most in-demand Seattle pianists Eric Verlinde were Earshot Jazz Festival favorites. As longtime musical partners, they’ve honed their deep musical connection, seamlessly melding jazz, gospel, and rhythm and blues.
Saturday, December 25 – 6:30pm – The Reggie Goings Quartet
A soulful baritone vocalist reminiscent of greats from the past like Lou Rawls, Nat King Cole and Billy Eckstein, this quintessential jazz singer performs standards, blues, bebop, and original songs.
Saturday, January 1 – 6:30pm – Carlos Cascante y su Tumbao
Seattle’s most in-demand Latin and jazz musicians join forces with legendary Costa Rican vocalist Carlos Cascante of the Spanish Harlem Orchestra for a performance that is sure to get people out of their seats.
More information about Within/Earshot Jazz Festival on KCTS 9:
Link to trailer: https://vimeo.com/kcts9/review/651852620/5c68b6a31d
Link to KCTS 9 schedule: https://www.kcts9.org/show/withinearshot-jazz-festival/schedule (note they schedule out two weeks so it currently only shows the first two concerts)
The Within/Earshot Jazz Festival is a PRISM program of BIMA. PRISM is a cultural catalyst delivering intimate, curated performances, presentations, and cultural celebrations that explore the personal connection between artist and audience. The Within/Earshot Jazz Festival is made possible by Realogics Sotheby’s, Kitsap County, City of Bainbridge Island Cultural Fund, Earshot Jazz, Crosscut, KCTS 9, KNKX Radio, and gifts by Steve Davis, and in memory of German Piniella Sardiñas.
About Bainbridge Island Museum of Art:
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art inspires curiosity, wonder and understanding by connecting people with the contemporary art and craft of the Puget Sound region. The art museum exhibits, interprets, preserves, collects, and promotes works of proven cultural value as well as new works by emerging artists and craftspeople.
The art museum is open daily 10am-5pm. Free admission. All COVID-19 precautions can be found at https://www.biartmuseum.org/. BIMA is located in beautiful downtown Bainbridge Island, at the corner of Hwy 305 and Winslow Way; just steps away from the ferry terminal, and with easy access via public transportation or by car from the Kitsap Peninsula.
*Information and images provided by, and used with permission from the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art