With over fifty events across the Seattle area, the Earshot Jazz Festival features a dynamic array of resident, national, and international artists. Respected for celebrating the art form’s leading edges and cultural heritage, the festival brings jazz greats from around the world into creative collaboration with area audiences and artists. Vashon Center for the Arts is proud to host three concerts as part of the 2019 festival,: LaVon Hardinson on 10/4, Joel Ross on 10/18, and Kiki Valera on 10/25.

The VCA performances are generously sponsored by Flintworks.

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LaVon Hardison – Earshot Jazz Fest

Friday, October 4, 7:30pm

What do The Clash, Katy Perry, Simon and Garfunkel, and The Chiffons have in common? Their songs are all fair game for joyous reinterpretation by one of today’s most compelling voices in jazz,
LaVon Hardison.

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Joel Ross – Earshot Jazz Fest

Friday, October 18, 7:30pm

Joel Ross has performed with historic and seasoned artists - Herbie Hancock, Louis Hayes, Christian McBride, and Stefon Harris - as well as with cutting-edge contemporaries like Ambrose Akinmusire, Gerald Clayton, Jon Batiste and many more.

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Kiki Valera – Earshot Jazz Fest

Friday, October 25, 7:30pm

Kiki is a virtuoso. A multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, sound engineer and producer, he’s best known as one of the world’s greatest players of the Cuban cuatro, a mid-size guitar with 8 strings grouped in sets of 2.

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