The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA) is proud to announce the fourth annual Within/Earshot Jazz Festival dedicated to celebrating and exploring the traditions and future of jazz. This year’s festival moves online and is mostly free thanks to generous festival sponsors and underwriters. A collaboration with Seattle’s Earshot Jazz, the Within/Earshot Jazz Festival features four concerts from acclaimed jazz musicians filmed amongst BIMA’s current exhibitions, presentations and conversations with regional jazz experts, and a workshop exploring the use of improvisation in art-making. Special playlists, stories, interviews and more will be sprinkled on BIMA’s website and social media channels throughout the festival. All of the programs will happen online and links to each event can be found on BIMA’s website: www.biartmuseum.org

For more information and to RSVP for program reminders, visit: https://www.biartmuseum.org/within-earshot-2020/

“Bringing the Within/Earshot to the digital realm gives BIMA an incredible opportunity to reimagine viewer experience and more easily expand our reach beyond the shores of Bainbridge Island,” said Jesse Ziebart, BIMA’s Cultural Programs Manager. “We can explore programming in new spaces like the Museum’s galleries but also travel to spaces most significant to Seattle’s jazz music scene–like Jazz Alley and Washington Hall–without asking viewers to leave home.”

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 which has also moved online this year.

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 and City of Bainbridge Island, with additional support from private supporters, Earshot Jazz, and KNKX Radio.

WITHIN / EARSHOT 2020 – October 9 – 30, 2020

Concert: Jacqueline Tabor Jazz Band
October 9, 2020 – 7:30 p.m.
FREE online event
Visit:  www.biartmuseum.org for details
Two time winner of the Earshot Jazz award for Northwest Vocalist of the Year, Jacqueline Tabor is one of Seattle’s most sought-after performers. A fearless frontwoman, Tabor’s luscious and polished interpretations of jazz standards are in high demand for good reason. Tabor is a bold and tender performer who makes listeners feel at home and at ease with her music. Link to Jacqueline’s music:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCyepcow-1o

Presentation: A Conversation with Jazz Alley’s Rob Perry
October 15, 2020 – 7:00 p.m.
FREE online event
Visit:  www.biartmuseum.org for details
BIMA’s Cultural Programs Manager Jesse Ziebart will visit legendary jazz club Jazz Alley for a livestream conversation with long-time general manager, Rob Perry. Rob will share anecdotes, unforgettable moments, and favorite performances spanning his 34 year career managing this iconic Seattle jazz venue.

Concert: En Canto
October 16, 2020 – 7:30 p.m.
FREE online event
Visit:  www.biartmuseum.org for details
Anchored in Brazilian classics and contemporaries of their genre, En Canto brings the Pacific Northwest a rare link to Brazil. A multi-ethnic female-led group, En Canto is Seattle’s Forró band, and showcases the upbeat and colorful talents and expertise of musicians from Brazil.Link to En Canto’s music:  https://encantobrazil.bandcamp.com/album/solto-por-jeri

Presentation: “The Future of Jazz” Panel Discussion
October 20, 2020 – 7:00 p.m.
FREE online event
Visit:  www.biartmuseum.org for details
Washington Hall is home to Seattle’s first reported jazz concert, and this historic venue will host BIMA’s second live-streamed conversation. “The Future of Jazz” will be moderated by Brian Kirk (Seattle Central College Professor of Jazz), with panelists John Bishop (Founder of Origin Records), Carol Handley (Music Director, KNKX), and more!

Concert: Jean Chaumont Group
October 23, 2020 – 7:30 p.m.
FREE online event
Visit:  www.biartmuseum.org for details
“Exquisite,” “enchanting,” “unexpected and remarkable,” French guitarist Jean Chaumont’s music is intentional, candid, and filled with layers of beautiful complexity. His acclaimed 2018 release The Beauty of Differences was named one of Downbeat Magazine‘s Best Albums of 2018 and features a smartly curated collection of fresh and original music and an impressive roster of collaborators. One of the freshest jazz voices and players in Seattle, Chaumont brings his quintet to BIMA’s galleries for this one-of-a-kind online performance. Link to Jean Chaumont’s music:  https://www.jeanchaumont.com/portfolio/the-beauty-of-differences/

Presentation: “Swing Years: Unboxed” with Amanda Wilde 
October 27, 2020 – 7:00 p.m.
FREE online event
Visit:  www.biartmuseum.org for details
KUOW’s Swing Years & Beyond was Seattle’s longest running radio show and just short of 50-years-old when it was packed away in 2017. Listeners still dearly miss the program. Swing Years host Amanda Wilde arranges for you to come with her to take a peek inside the boxes that house the Swing Years archives before they move to their permanent home at the University of Washington.

Concert: Evan Flory-Barnes
October 30, 2020 – 7:30 p.m.
FREE online event
Visit:  www.biartmuseum.org for details
Closing out this year’s Within/Earshot Jazz Festival is Evan Flory-Barnes who merges his breadth of musical experiences to create an elegant, honest, approachable and magical sound. With deep influences in hip-hop’s boom-bap, classical music’s delicacies, and rock ‘n’ roll’s power, Flory-Barnes’ current Avant-Soul Pop Music features a deep love of classic soul and experimental pop, featuring talents as a bassist, composer/arranger and singer-songwriter. Link to Evan Flory-Barnes’ music:  https://evanflory-barnes.bandcamp.com/track/im-out

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/reopening/. 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.

*Press release and images provided by Korum Bischoff, Director of Communications & Visitor Experience, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art



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