The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA) is proud to announce the sixth annual Within/Earshot Jazz Festival dedicated to celebrating and exploring the traditions and future of jazz. Within/Earshot Jazz Festival features concerts from acclaimed jazz musicians, presentations and panels with regional jazz experts, and Jazzy smARTfilms: Syncopated Cinema.
BIMA’s highly anticipated Within/Earshot Jazz Festival returns to the Frank Buxton Auditorium this October with an exciting lineup of live music, film, and presentations. Travel from New Orleans to Barcelona, Brazil to Newport, Seattle to… outer space!
BIMA is honored to collaborate with Seattle’s Earshot Jazz once again, and to participate in the most prestigious jazz music festival in the Pacific Northwest. Earshot Jazz is a non-profit that works year-round to cultivate a vibrant jazz community—taking risks, honoring artistic integrity and innovation, and connecting jazz artists to audiences through the Earshot Jazz Festival.
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Passholders, celebrate the launch of the 2022 Within/Earshot Jazz Festival in style at this very special kick-off reception and concert—just for you! Doors open at 5:30 for after-hours gallery wandering, light appetizers and nibbles, and a cash wine and non-alcoholic bar, followed by a full set of Brazilian-inspired jazz from EntreMundos Quarteto at 7:00pm.
EntreMundos Quarteto is an electrifying Seattle-based band that brings to the stage an uplifting and kinetic mix of deep Brazilian roots flavored with world rhythms. https://www.entremundosquarteto.com/
Duo Violão + One in Concert
Oct 14, 2022 – 7:00pm – Frank Buxton Auditorium
Duo Violão + One is a choro and samba trio with acclaimed guitar master Rogerio Souza on 7-string guitar, guitarist Edinho Gerber, and percussionist Ami Molinelli. http://www.duoviolaobrasil.com
Eugenie Jones in Concert
Oct 15, 2022 – 7:00pm – Frank Buxton Auditorium
The award-winning vocalist/composer/lyricist Eugenie Jones continues to grow and evolve in the eleven years she’s been on the jazz scene. From her humble beginnings in West Virginia to her move to Seattle, Eugenie’s creativity, inspiration, and inexhaustible work ethic have transformed her into a jazz vocalist of impeccable taste. https://www.eugeniejones.com/
Marina Albero Trio w/ Jeff Johnson & Anil Prasad in Concert
Oct 23, 2022 – 7:00pm – Frank Buxton Auditorium
BIMA proudly presents a special evening of music as Marina Albero premieres new original work at the Buxton Auditorium. Renowned for her versatility and virtuosity, Marina was named distinguished Resident Artist of Seattle’s 2021 Earshot Jazz Festival. This trio concert features the great northwest bassist Jeff Johnson and the outstanding tablas player Anil Prasad with whom Albero explores the thread of improvisation from the cradle of music to contemporary repertoire from around the world as she seamlessly flows between the hammered dulcimer and the piano. https://www.marinaalbero.net/
Folks Project in Concert
Oct 29, 2022 – 7:00pm – Frank Buxton Auditorium
Folks Project is an exciting contemporary jazz trio featuring some of the hottest players on the scene — Darrius Willrich on piano and vocals, Evan Flory-Barnes on bass, and Within/Earshot Jazz Festival regular D’Vonne Lewis on drums. The three musicians were inspired to form the band during a special event at Seattle Center for International Jazz Day in 2015. https://www.facebook.com/Folks-Project-64257931
PRESENTATIONS & PANELS
Jazz with Jim:
Fundamentals of Jazz – Oct 6, 2022 – 7:00pm – Frank Buxton Auditorium
Future of Jazz – Oct 13, 2022 – 7:00pm – Frank Buxton Auditorium
BIMA’s beloved music historian Jim Cauter returns for his two-part series on contemporary jazz. Jim’s insights into jazz and his palpable enthusiasm for the subject have made him a don’t-miss speaker at the Within/Earshot Jazz Festival.
America’s Music: A Panel on Race and Jazz
Oct 20, 2022 – 7:00pm – Frank Buxton Auditorium
An exploration of the impacts of race in the development, shaping, acceptance, and future of Jazz. Featuring musician, filmmaker, and composer Aham Oluo, Rainier Avenue Radio DJ and Jazz aficionado Kevin “Big Poppy” Callahan, and education director at Seattle JazzED, Kelly Clingan.
JAZZY smARTfilms: SYNCOPATED CINEMA SERIES
smARTfilms Film Club pre-series webinar: Syncopated Cinema
Oct 3, 2022 – 7:00pm – Zoom
Webinar with guest speakers Sandy and Yasu Osawa, producers and director of numerous films including Pepper’s Pow Wow (screening October 11 at BIMA) on the making of their films and honoring Native artists in Jazz.
Thin Skin smARTfilms: Syncopated Cinema Series
Oct 3, 2022 – Matinee: 2:00pm / Evening 7:00pm – Frank Buxton Auditorium
(2020) 1H30M – Based in Seattle, Nigerian American jazz musician Aham is a divorced father of two who longs for a career as a musician but must pay the bills with his soul-sucking desk job. His only solace is found at night behind a trumpet in Seattle’s jazz clubs. Evening screening only:
Join BIMA for a post-screening Q & A with director Charles Mudede and writer/lead actor Ahamefule J. Oluo.
Pepper’s Pow Wow smARTfilms: Syncopated Cinema Series
Oct 11, 2022 – Matinee: 2:00pm / Evening 7:00pm – Frank Buxton Auditorium
(1996) 56M – In honor of Indigenous People’s Day, BIMA presents a captivating look at the life of Native American jazz saxophone pioneer Jim Pepper, the first widely recognized musician to fuse Native American music with jazz.
Space Is The Place smARTfilms: Syncopated Cinema Series
Oct 18, 2022 – Matinee: 2:00pm / Evening 7:00pm – Frank Buxton Auditorium
(1974) 1H22M – Avant-jazz mystic Sun Ra brought his pioneering Afrofuturist vision to the screen with this film version of his concept album. It’s a wild, kaleidoscopic whirl of science fiction, sharp social commentary, goofy pseudo-blaxploitation stylistics, and thrilling concert performance
Jazz On A Summer’s Day smARTfilms: Syncopated Cinema Series
Oct 25, 2022 – Matinee: 2:00pm / Evening 7:00pm – Frank Buxton Auditorium
(1959) 1H25M – This documentary concert film captures the sounds and performances of some of the major jazz artists at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival.
smARTfilms Film Club post-series forum: Syncopated Cinema
Oct 26, 2022 – 7:00pm – Zoom
Join BIMA for an on-line discussion on the films and themes from the Syncopated Cinema series with special guest Charles Mudede, director of Thin Skin and Senior Writer for The Stranger. Charles will be joining BIMA to talk about Jazz as a narrative element in film making, bringing a production from stage to screen, and the challenges of premiering a film in the early days of Covid.
More information about each event and tickets can be found on BIMA’s website: www.biartmuseum.org.
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