Dec 12, 2012
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Branford Marsalis playing at the Earshot Jazz Festival in Seattle, 1999

Earshot Jazz is a Seattle based nonprofit music, arts and service organization formed in 1984 to support jazz in the community.  Earshot Jazz publishes a monthly newsletter, presents creative music, produces educational programs, assists jazz artists, and networks with the  international jazz community.  Earshot has established an international reputation for the quality of its programming and services while becoming an integral part of Seattle’s vibrant cultural scene. Early in the 1990s, Earshot Jazz was recognized as one of 20 primary sites in the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest National Jazz Network. Beginning in March 2000, they joined 11 other key organizations in the US to comprise JazzNet, a significant jazz support initiative of the Doris Duke Charitable Fund. Earshot Jazz is also one of the founding member organizations of the Western Jazz Presenters Network.

In 1999, I was still living in Seattle and had the opportunity to shoot for Earshot. You can see more of my photos from this jazz festival on my main photography site on the Seattle Jazz page.  This collection of black and white photographs was taken in 1999 during the Earshot Jazz Festival in Seattle, Washington and include Branford Marsalis and Chick Corea. You can find more of my international street photography on the main page.