Jazz with Jim II: Jazz Fusion

Members-only festival passes on sale Thurs, August 22.

Public tickets on sale Thurs, August 29.

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. 

This lecture is part of the Within/Earshot Jazz Festival presented by BIMA in partnership with Seattle’s Earshot Jazz.

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Jazz Fusion

Discover the always morphing path of jazz into its future through music by Machito and his Afro-Cubans, Miles Davis, Larry Coryell, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, The Mahavishnu Orchestra, Shakti, Weather Report, Jaco Pastorius, King Crimson, The Brecker Brothers, Jon-Luc Ponty, Bob James, Grover Washington Jr., Tony Williams Lifetime, Bill Frisell, John Zorn, The Wayne Shorter Quartet, John Patitucci, Gil Scott-Heron, Gang Starr, A Tribe Called Quest, Digable Planets, Guru, Kendrick Lamar, Terrace Martin, Kamasi Washington, George Benson, Chuck Mangione, Steve Coleman, Al Jarreau, and Robert Glasper.

About 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.