Ishmael Butler (Digable Planets, Shabazz Palaces) and crew chief Erik Blood weave what they describe as “soul and shoegaze, hip-hop and lush noise, bass and bedlam” with DJ OC Notes (Otis Calvin III) and Marquetta Miller. Opening: OCnotes’ fellow KEXP DJ Stas Thee Boss (Stasia Irons, ex- Psychedelic-Space-Rap-Jazz duo THEESatisfaction) and alto-sax expansionist Darius Jones.
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.