Sponsored by KNKX. BIMA’s highly anticipated Within/Earshot Jazz Festival returns to the Frank Buxton Auditorium this October with an exciting lineup of live music, film, and presentations. Travel from New Orleans to Barcelona, Brazil to Newport, Seattle to… outer space!
October 8 7pm - Opening Night with Reception
October 14 7pm
Duo Viaolo + One
October 15 7pm
October 23 7pm
Marina Albero Trio w/ Jeff Johnson & Anil Prasad in Concert - world premiere
October 29 7pm
Jazz with Jim: Fundamentals of Jazz - Jim Cauter brings the history of jazz to life, with an evening that blends jazz history, music selections, and photos.
Jazz with Jim: Future of Jazz - Jim Cauter brings the history of jazz to life, with an evening that blends jazz history, music selections, and photos.
America’s Music: A Panel on Race and Jazz
An exploration of the impacts of race in the development, shaping, acceptance, and future of Jazz. How does race manifest in the history of Jazz? Was Jazz a factor in past and current struggles for civil rights and social justice? Our invited panelists bring their experience to bear on these and other questions as we delve into the social structures surrounding the music. Featuring musician, filmmaker, and composer Aham Oluo, Rainier Avenue Radio DJ and Jazz aficionado Kevin “Big Poppy” Callahan, and education director at Seattle JazzED, Kelly Clingan.
Thin Skin is a music-infused drama about keeping it together when you're falling apart, starring Ahamefule J. Oluo. This story is loosely based on the award-winning Off-Broadway show "Now I'm Fine" and the This American Life story “The Wedding Crasher”.
Pepper's Pow Wow
Pepper's Pow Wow is the debut album led by Native American saxophonist and composer Jim Pepper recorded in 1971 and first released on Herbie Mann's Embryo label.
Space is the Place
Space Is the Place is an 85-minute Afrofuturist science fiction film released in 1974. It was directed by John Coney, written by legendary artist Sun Ra and Joshua Smith, and features Sun Ra and his free jazz ensemble Arkestra.
Jazz on a Summer's Day
This documentary concert film captures the sounds and performances of some of the major jazz artists at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival. Unlike earlier jazz movies that had been filmed in smoky black and white, this is shot in vibrant color. While musicians such as Louis Armstrong, Thelonious Monk, Anita O’Day and Mahalia Jackson perform, images of beaches, sailboats on water, dancing couples and the faces of joyful audience members are intercut into the proceedings.
Ongoing in October
The Art of Jazz - an exhibition of modern album cover art, representing extraordinary graphic design to match works by some extraordinary jazz greats over the years, curated from the collection of Raymond Gendreaux of BackStreet Beats.
Ongoing in October
Curated Play Lists - Jazz artists, activists and scenesters share their playlists for must-hear music