Black Seattle Jazz History: an evening rooted in the jazz legacy of Seattle’s Central District, including “In Case You Didn’t Know,” the latest work by saxophonist Gary Hammon, a renowned “saxophone colossus,” grew up in the Central District before a storied career in New York with key figures like Big John Patton, Ray Charles, Jaki Byard, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, and Stevie Wonder.
About Earshot Jazz Festival
Formed in 1984, Earshot Jazz supports the growing community of jazz artists and audiences in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. With over fifty events across the city, the festival celebrates the art form’s leading edges and cultural heritage. For 33 days, jazz greats from around the world and our renowned resident artists create, share, improvise, explore, collaborate, and swing.