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Earshot Festival preview on Jazz NW

Seattle’s biggest jazz event of the year begins this weekend. The wide-ranging Earshot Jazz Festival runs over three weeks and includes over 50 concerts by international and regional musicians who perform in many combinations and locations.

Earshot Executive Director John Gilbreath joins us for a preview of the Earshot Festival on Jazz Northwest.  We'll sample some of the music by resident and visiting musicians and talk about a few of the artists who'll be performing in Seattle during the Festival.  Complete festival details are at

Jim has been a fixture on Seattle radio since 1961. He was the host of Jazz After Hours on Public Radio International from 1984-2014. Currently Jim has been producing Jazz Northwest for KNKX since 1988. This weekly program focuses on the regional jazz scene and frequently includes performances Jim records on location for Jazz Northwest.