ERNESTINE: THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER YOU & THE JACKSON STREET JAZZ SCENE - Within/Earshot Jazz Festival
Join us for a special cinematic look at American jazz and blues talent Ernestine Anderson, the consummate jazz vocalist whose voice Quincy Jones once described as "honey at dusk." A Seattle native and graduate of Garfield High School, Ernestine made an indelible mark on the jazz scene for three decades, a versatile talent who could move from gritty and driving to pure and soulful. She's well remembered for her recorded repertoire, including her signature song, "Never Make Your Move Too Soon," recorded with B.B. King.
Kay Ray's short documentary, produced in 2002 for a Bumbershoot "Golden Umbrella" tribute, provides an intimate portrait of this evocative vocalist, whose career spanned the rough Jackson Street bars to Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. Enriching this portrait of Seattle's important place in jazz history, the film is followed by a 40-minute lecture on Seattle's Jackson Street years, recalling a time when Pioneer Square was the nightly home of such jazz luminaries as Ernestine Anderson, Ella Fitzgerald, Quincy Jones and Ray Charles. Jazz critic, author and historian Paul de Barros takes us there, with plenty of spectacular photos and stories.
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art is proud to announce its partnership with the legendary Earshot Jazz Festival to bring you the first Within/Earshot Jazz Festival, a powerful immersion for music lovers of all ages and experiences into Americas most unique, indigenous musical art form. This intensive, month-long island celebration of jazz includes:
- Club-style concerts and live auditorium performances from some of the most respected names in jazz
- a History of Jazz series
- Artist documentaries, lectures, exhibitions
- High school jazz band performances
- Special events and pop-up concerts.
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (View)
550 Winslow Way East
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
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