Drummer/rapper Kassa Overall is a Seattle-reared revelation on the New York scene in his own bands and with the likes of Vijay Iyer. “One of the few genuine-sounding, full-scope amalgams of contemporary hip-hop and jazz” (NY Times), he appears with pianist Sullivan Fortner, whose jazz motto is “it’s raw and it’s refined.”
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.