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Mindfulness Med...8:30 am—9:30 am
Please join us for a weekly mindful meditation practice, meeting on Thursday mornings in the BIMA Auditorium.Mindful meditation is a practice focused on breathing techniques and quieting one's thoughts. Meditation has been shown to support both pain and stress management. Read more about Steve and his experience here.Attendance is free of charge and drop-ins will be accommodated on a space-available basis.Questions may be directed to Kristin Tollefson, Education Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.451.4004.
Within/Earshot7:00 pm—9:00 pm
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 America’s most unique, indigenous musical art form. This intensive, month-long island celebration of jazz includes:
General public ticketing opens on Friday, September 1 at noon.
Sat., October 7, 7pm (SOLD OUT) - Jovino Santos Neto Quarteto - Renowned Brazilian pianistRead more...
Sun., October 22, 7pm (SOLD OUT) - Industrial Revelation - Northwest game-changersRead more...
Fri., October 27, 7pm - Alex Dugdale - cool jazz & hot tap danceRead more...
Sun., October 29, 7pm - Matt Wilson -NYC drumming phenom with pianist Dawn Clement and bassist Chuck DeardorfRead more...
Sun., October 8, 10am - “Crosby, Hendrix & Cobain: Washington Musical Pioneers” with KUOW’s Amanda Wilde Read more...
Sat., October 21, 7:30pm - Ernestine: There Will Never Be Another You & The Jackson Street Jazz Scene with film director Kay Ray followed by ArtTalk from jazz writer & critic Paul de BarrosRead more...
Tue., October 24, 7:30pm - Lady Be Good: Instrumental Women in Jazz with film director Kay RayRead more...
Thu. October 5-26, 7pm - Jazz with JimFour-week jazz history crash-course with Seattle Central's Jazz History professor Jim CauterRead more...
Sun., October 8, 1pm - Bainbridge H.S. Jazz Band
All month - Jazz-inspired art exhibition, record safaris, pop-up concerts
Jazz with Jim -...7:00 pm—9:00 pm
"Jazz is a music with an African foundation, which came out of an American environment."
— Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington (1899-1974)
From Louis Armstrong to Robert Glasper, our Jazz With Jim series teaches what to listen for, recognizing defining stylistic characteristics, while simultaneously placing the amazing music within its social and historical context.
Join us for the whole series or select your classes a la carte. Wine, beer and snacks will be available for purchase.
Purchase your Jazz With Jim Series Pass HERE$30 Member, $35 General Admission
Jazz With Jim I - Thursday October 5, 2017Get your tickets HERE$10 Member, $12 General Admission
Origins and Early Jazz through the 1920’s – Ragtime, Scott Joplin, John Philip Sousa, Buddy Bolden, Freddie Keppard, the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, Joe “King” Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Gertrude “Ma” Rainey, Bessie Smith, Robert Johnson, Bix Beiderbecke, Lillian Hardin, and Earl “Fatha” Hines.
Jazz With Jim II - Thursday October 12, 2017Get your tickets HERE$10 Member, $12 General Admission
The 1930’s and Early 1040’s: An Array of Big Bands, Unique Vocalists and Instrumentalists – Fletcher Henderson, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Chick Webb, Ella Fitzgerald, Cab Calloway, John Hammond, Benny Goodman, Teddy Wilson, Lionel Hampton, Gene Krupa, Artie Shaw, Glenn Miller, Mary Lou Williams, The International Sweethearts of Rhythm, Coleman Hawkins, Django Reinhardt, Benny Carter, Count Basie, Billie Holiday, Lester Young, Nat King Cole, Charlie Christian, and Art Tatum.
Jazz With Jim III - Thursday October 19, 2017Get your tickets HERE$10 Member, $12 General Admission
The 1940’s and 1950’s: Latin Jazz, Be-Bop, Cool, and Hard Bop – Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk, Dexter Gordon, Machito, Mario Bauzá, Norman Granz, Lennie Tristano, Miles Davis, Gerry Mulligan, Gil Evans, John Lewis, The Modern Jazz Quartet, Sarah Vaughan, Dave Brubeck, Paul Desmond, Art Blakey, Horace Silver, Stan Getz, Clifford Brown, Sonny Rollins, Charles Mingus, Jimmy Smith, and John Coltrane.
Jazz With Jim IV - Thursday October 26, 2017Get your tickets HERE$10 Member, $12 General Admission
The 1960’s to the Present: Miles Davis and the Fusion He Fostered – Kind of Blue, Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor, Wes Montgomery, John Coltrane, The Miles Davis Second Great Quintet (1964-68), Bitches Brew, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams, Ron Carter, Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, Joe Zawinul, Weather Report, Jaco Pastorius, Keith Jarrett, Return To Forever, Michael Brecker, John Patitucci, Jason Moran, Bill Frisell, Brad Mehldau, Cassandra Wilson, Diana Krall, Wynton Marsalis, Guru, Kendrick Lamar, and Robert Glasper.
James Cauter, M.A.
Serving as a Full-Time Professor of Music at Seattle Central College since 1993, Jim has developed and teaches a variety of music history classes including World Music, American Popular Music, Rock Music: History and Perspectives, Music in The Western World, and History of Jazz in traditional face-to-face, online, and seminar modes of delivery. In 2011, Jim was invited to join the faculty at Olympic College where he has developed and teaches online offerings in World Music, Music In Film and Television, and History of American Popular Music. Jim is a Past-President of the Washington Community College Humanities Association, and served as Director of Instrumental Music at California High School in San Ramon, CA from 1979 to 1993.
As a music educator in both K-12 and higher education, I have had the pleasure of sharing the art of music with my students for 38 years. I look forward to doing the same with you here as we explore the eclectic array of composers, performing artists, and genre specific recordings comprising the wonderful art of Jazz.
— James Cauter, Seattle Central College
First Fridays A...6:00 pm—8:00 pm
Join us during Downtown Bainbridge's First Fridays Art Walk. The art museum and Museum Store will be open extended hours 6pm - 8pm.
Jazz Concerts: ...7:00 pm—9:00 pm
Join us for live jazz in the BIMA Auditorium during our first Within/Earshot Jazz Festival! The BIMA Bistro will be open for wine, beer, and snacks.
“Beautiful Brazilian jazz - Neto plays in a wonderfully fluid mode that sparkles with lots of warm acoustic touches” - Rio Circle
Tickets: SOLD OUT
An infectious mix of deep jazz, ‘70s vintage soul, fusion, anthemic and psychedelic rock flavors, tender piano interludes, string-laden soundtrack vibes, electronic, and New Orleans groove
Tickets: SOLD OUT
Alex Dugdale / Friday, October 27 / 7pm
Passionate bebop-inflected sax, percussive tap dance, and sparkling musicianship comes together for high-style cool
Led by New York drumming phenom Wilson. Pianist Dawn Clement and bassist Chuck Deardorf join to create a house-party vibe that blends Cuban carnivale, swinging post-bop, and swirling psychedelia.
Tickets: SOLD OUT
Thanks to our generous Within/Earshot Sponsors:
Within/Earshot10:00 am—12:00 pm
Jazz Portraits ...10:00 am—12:00 pm
Tuesday, October 24, 7:30pm
Get your tickets HERE$10 Member, $12 General Admission
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Film screening followed by remarks from Film Director Kay Ray. Praise for Lady Be Good:
"Lady Be Good is a mesmerizing film about female jazz instrumentalists! The photography, interviews and live footage of extremely talented, passionate and courageous players is spellbinding. These are women who open our ears, eyes and hearts as they blaze the trail for others to follow. It is an inspirational must see for anyone interested in the history of American music."— Nancy Rumbel, GRAMMY award winning instrumentalist
"It would be incredible to have it as required learning in our schools. It would be so good for inner city kids to know what all the roots are, to grow musically and just for self-esteem as a person. I think it would be fantastic."— Quincy Jones
"Lady Be Good was such a refreshing joy! It was so well done and so inspiring, I didn’t want it to end. It was very enlightening in so many ways, it's sinful that I wasn’t aware of many of these players. There wasn’t one female player in it that didn’t completely kick ass. Every school really needs this film as required viewing."— Jennifer Batten, Guitarist
An ArtTalk with KUOW’s Amanda Wilde.
Sunday, October 8, 10am
What do Bing, Jimi, and Kurt have in common? The music of artistic giants and Washington sons Bing Crosby, Jimi Hendrix, and Kurt Cobain span generations. Their music belongs to us all. Washington state holds the unique position of being ‘on the edge of the world’ from both musical and geographic standpoints. This placement provided a rich breeding ground for three distinct and revolutionary artists who pushed artistic and technological limits to forge new musical and cultural territory. In this captivating presentation, musical journalist Amanda Wilde highlights unusual and universal themes and threads that weave three distinct artists with three groundbreaking musical eras: the 1930s, the 1960s and the 1990s. Along the way she will show how they have influenced the technology, business, and notoriety of Washington state.
Saturday, October 21, 7:30pm
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.
Within/Earshot1:00 pm—2:00 pm
Within/Earshot7:30 pm—9:00 pm
Jazz Portraits ...7:30 pm—9:00 pm
Dia de los Muer...10:00 am—6:00 pm
Please bring a photo of a loved one for the altar (4"x4" or smaller).
Saturday, October 27
October 28 - November 4
Thank you to our generous sponsor:
Thank you to our in-kind donors:
Safeway, Town & Country, Blackbird Bakery
Skull artwork by Zoe Dellinger & Maddison Bradford
In this podcast from out 2016 celebration, BIMA Education Director Kristin Tollefson describes last year's festivities. Produced by Bainbridge Community Broadcasting.
An Afternoon wi...3:00 pm—6:00 pm
Saturday, October 28 | 3:00 p.m.
Emily Kaiser Thelin is a writer and editor based in Berkeley, California, a former restaurant cook and a two-time James Beard finalist. Thelin first met Paula Wolfert, one of the world’s most influential food explorers and cookbook writers, while at Food & Wine magazine where she was the editor of Paula’s Master Cook column. Paula Wolfert is recognized for bringing Mediterranean cooking to America, and having defined a whole style of food writing — intense, immersive research, making no compromises in her recipes, and cooking things exactly as she saw and tasted them. Thelin was one of the first people Wolfert told about her Alzheimer's diagnosis, and this prompted her to write Unforgettable: The Bold Flavors of Paula Wolfert's Renegade Life, a culinary biography which includes over fifty of Paula's most unforgettable dishes and explores the relationship between food, wellbeing and memory.
Sponsored by The Center for Healthy Aging, Virginia Mason Neurosciences
To RSVP please call 206.341.0567 or email email@example.com
smARTfilms: Ult...7:30 pm—9:30 pm
Join us Tuesday nights in the BIMA Auditorium for a curated selection of films.
Tickets: $10 Member, $12 Non-Member
Dinner seating in Bistro begins at 5:30pm. Reservations recommended - 206-451-4011.Auditorium opens at 7:00pmMovies at 7:30pm
"Mr. Altman makes movies the way other men go on binges — with an abandon that sometimes gets the better of him — and which should be preserved and protected."—Vincent Canby, The New York Times
Read curator Tova Gannana's essay on The Long Goodbye here.
Neo-noir film based on Raymond Chandler's 1953 novel of the same name. The screenplay was written by Leigh Brackett, who co-wrote the screenplay for The Big Sleep in 1946.
SINGLE TICKETS HERE | SERIES PASS HERE
Read curator Tova Gannana's essay on McCabe & Mrs. Miller here.
Musical score composed by Leonard Cohen!
This unorthodox dream western by Robert Altman may be the most radically beautiful film to come out of the New American Cinema. It stars Warren Beatty and Julie Christie as two newcomers to the raw Pacific Northwest.
Read curator Tova Gannana's essay on 3 Women here.
This dreamlike masterpiece from Robert Altman careens from the humorous to the chilling to the surreal, resulting in one of the most unusual and compelling films of the 1970s.
Read curator Tova Gannana's essay on Nashville here.
Critically acclaimed and often included on “best films” lists, Robert Altman’s biting satire is both brilliantly subtle and epic in scale.
Read curator Tova Gannana's essay on Secret Honor here.
Based on the original play by Donald Freed and Arnold M. Stone, and starring Philip Baker Hall in a tour de force solo performance, Robert Altman’s "Secret Honor" is a searing interrogation of the Nixon mystique and an audacious depiction of unchecked paranoia.
Read curator Tova Gannana's essay on The Player here.
Robert Altman has not really been away. Yet his new Hollywood satire titled "The Player" is so entertaining, so flip and so genially irreverent that it seems to announce the return of the great gregarious film maker whose "Nashville" remains one of the classics of the 1970's.