The Earshot Jazz Festival begins Sunday, Oct. 8, and runs through Nov. 12.
Danilo Perez Trio: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, the Triple Door. The Panamanian pianist reprises his classic 1996 tribute to Thelonious Monk, “Panamonk.”
Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, the Triple Door. One of the most innovative percussionists in the electro-jazz genre, Guiliana has recently turned his attention to acoustic swing.
Mostly Other People Do the Killing: 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, Barboza. Though dizzying trumpeter Peter Evans has left the group, MOPDtK remains an iconoclastic trio that calls into question basic jazz assumptions, as it did so brilliantly on its note-for-note re-creation of Miles Davis’ “Kind of Blue” album.
Jason Moran: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, Neptune Theatre. Award-winning pianist Moran’s trio Bandwagon is joined by a three-piece horn section in a multimedia program inspired by Monk’s famous 1959 Town Hall concert.
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Roxy Coss: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, Columbia City Theatre. Garfield High School Jazz Band veteran, who has made a name for herself, celebrates a homecoming.
HUDSON: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18, Moore Theatre. This jazz supergroup’s take on Bob Dylan, The Band, Joni Mitchell and Jimi Hendrix avoids nostalgia, offering a fresh take on jazz-rock fusion.
Brad Mehldau: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya Hall. The premiere pianist of his generation, 47-year-old Mehldau’s solo performance promises technical sparkle, textural luxury and improvisational brilliance.
Gregory Porter: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, Moore Theatre. If you still haven’t heard Porter sing the unspeakably sad “Brown Grass” or “Water Under Bridges” (from his album “Liquid Spirit”), you have missed a couple of the spiritual high points of 21st-century vocal jazz. Porter will release “Nat King Cole and Me” soon.
SRJO with Wycliffe Gordon: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, Illsley Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya Hall, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, Kirkland Performance Center. The top trombonist in all of jazz performs a tribute to trombonists J.J. Johnson, “Tricky” Sam Nanton and others with the crackerjack Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra.