Bainbridge Island, WA – The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA) is proud to announce the fifth annual Within/Earshot Jazz Festival dedicated to celebrating and exploring the traditions and future of jazz. A collaboration with Seattle’s Earshot Jazz, the Within/Earshot Jazz Festival features four concerts from acclaimed jazz musicians in BIMA’s Frank Buxton Auditorium, presentations and conversations with regional jazz experts, the return of BIMA’s smARTfilm series with four jazz-related films, and a temporary art exhibition called Jazz Combo III, featuring work by Cory Bennett Anderson paired with a selection of vintage jazz album covers. Special playlists, interviews, and more will be sprinkled on BIMA’s website and social media channels throughout the festival. More information about each event can be found on BIMA’s website: www.biartmuseum.org.

BIMA is honored to partner 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.

Proof of vaccination for people 12 years and older will be required for all events that happen in the Frank Buxton Auditorium and BIMA classroom this fall/winter and all audience members will be required to wear a mask while indoors. Additionally, BIMA will be operating all indoor Auditorium events at reduced capacity. Learn more about BIMA’s health & safety policies at www.biartmuseum.org.

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.



NOTE: BIMA is excited to be working in partnership with KCTS 9 to film the Within/Earshot Jazz Festival concerts for future broadcast! In-person audiences will be part of a live studio audience and may have temporarily obstructed views during the event. Stay tuned for more info about the KCTS 9 broadcast of concerts in the future!

COLR in Concert
Saturday, October 9, 7:30pm
$25 member / $30 non-member
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.

Elnah Jordan & Eric Verlinde in Concert
Friday, October 15, 7:30pm
$25 member / $30 non-member
Powerful soul and blues vocalist Elnah Jordan and one of the most in-demand Seattle pianists Eric Verlinde were Earshot Jazz Festival favorites. Longtime musical partners, they’ve honed their deep musical connection, seamlessly melding jazz, gospel, and rhythm and blues.

Reggie Goings in Concert
Saturday, October 23, 7:30pm
$25 member / $30 non-member
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.

Carlos Cascante y su Tumbao in Concert
Friday, October 29, 7:30pm
$25 member / $30 non-member
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.

Rangers & the Rearrangers for First Friday at Realogics Sotheby’s
Friday, October 1, 6-8pm
Free, no registration required
Kick off a month of jazz with an evening of raucous energy and Gypsy jazz from Ranger & the Rearrangers just down Winslow Way at Realogics Sotheby’s.

smARTfilms makes its triumphant return to the Frank Buxton Auditorium with this jazz-filled series. Snag tickets to each individual film, or get your series pass to see all four films for the price of three!

Mo’ Better Blues
Tuesday, October 5, 3pm & 7pm
$10 member / $12 non-member
Denzel Washington stars as fictional jazz trumpeter Bleek Gilliam in this Spike Lee film centering on the rivalry between Gilliam and saxophonist Shadow Henderson (played by Wesley Snipes).

Thelonious Monk: Straight No Chaser
Tuesday, October 12, 3pm & 7pm
$10 member / $12 non-member
A documentary film about the life of pianist and jazz great Thelonious Sphere Monk. Features live performances by Monk and his band, and interviews with friends and family about the offbeat genius.

Lady Sings the Blues
Tuesday, October 19, 3pm & 7pm
$10 member / $12 non-member
The story of the troubled life and career of the legendary jazz singer, Billie Holiday, featuring Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, and Richard Pryor.

Chico and Rita
Tuesday, October 26, 3pm & 7pm
$10 member / $12 non-member
This exquisitely animated film follows the romance between piano player Chico and singer Rita from 1948 Havana to New York, Paris, Las Vegas, and Hollywood.

smARTfilms Club: Celluloid Jazz Quartet
Saturday, October 30, 7pm
Zoom | Free, registration required

Calling all film enthusiasts, join us at our new online smARTfilm Club! This Zoom series will provide a platform for additional conversations and insights for each smARTfilm series.


James Cauter returns for the always-popular Jazz with Jim lecture series to teach you what to listen for and how to recognize defining stylistic characteristics, while simultaneously placing the amazing music within its social and historical context.

Jazz with Jim: Jazz is Fusion
Thursday, October 7, 7pm
$10 member / $12 non-member
Explore the pioneering musicians and ensembles, and those that have carried this endlessly creative genre forward.

Jazz with Jim: Jazz in the 2000s
Thursday, October 7, 7pm
$10 member / $12 non-member
Dive into amazing instrumentalists, vocalists, and ensembles whose diverse music drives the art form forward while ushering in new generations of fans and participants.

Jazz Combo III
On view daily, October 5-27
A selection of portraits of some of exhibiting artist Cory Bennett Anderson’s jazz heroes will accompany his solo exhibition, Heroes. His combination of urban street style and use of mixed media evokes a sense of reverence mixed with nostalgia. Cory’s work will be paired with a selection of vintage jazz album covers curated by Raymond Gendreau of Backstreet Beat.


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