Bill Anschell at Tula’s in the last performance of the Earshot Jazz Festival.
Earshot Jazz Festival 2011 presented the Bill Anschell Trio as its last performance on Sunday Nov 9th. closing out the three week long annual festival.Nearly 10 years have passed since Seattle native Bill Anschell returned to the Emerald City after spending 25 years studying, composing and performing across the country and around the world. The pianist, composer and arranger has played and recorded with a host of jazz greats, including Floyd Standifer, Richard Davis, Ron Carter, Benny Golson, Nnenna Freelon and Russell Malone. In 2005, Anschell received the Golden Ear Award for Northwest Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year, and in 2006 his trio was named the Best Northwest Acoustic Jazz Ensemble. He will lead a festival close-out celebration with a standards trio for Seattle, featuring bassist Chris Symer and drummer Jose Martinez. The festivities also include food, drink, gratitude and good cheer.