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Bellevue Jazz Festival Continues Through Sunday

Headliners include Booker T. Jones, Hubert Laws and the Clayton Brothers Quintet.

The Bellevue Jazz Festival Starts Wednesday, with headliners Clayton Brothers Quintet, Booker T. Jones and Hubert Laws Quintet coming to the .

The festival, it its fifth year, will feature more than 40 free performances by top Seattle and Bellevue-area jazz musicians at venues throughout downtown Bellevue, including performances at , moving to downtown Bellevue from Issaquah. Other venues include , , , and first floor.

A full schedule of free performances is on the Bellevue Jazz Festival website.

Here's ticket info from the Bellevue Jazz Festival:

Individual ticket prices are $34 ($17 for students). The festival’s “Theatre Package” offers the best value with preferred seating to all three shows for $78. Tickets will be available for purchase online at bellevuejazz.com or by phone from Brown Paper Tickets at (800) 838-3006. The headline performances will be held at the 410-seat Theatre at Meydenbauer Center.

2012 Bellevue Jazz Festival Headliners

Clayton Brothers QuintetThursday, May 31, 8 p.m.

Booker T. JonesFriday, June 1, 8 p.m.

Hubert Laws QuintetSaturday, June 2, 8 p.m.

Celebrating its fifth year, the Bellevue Jazz Festival will again feature more than 40 free performances by top Seattle and Bellevue-area jazz musicians at venues throughout downtown Bellevue. The full festival schedule will be released in May. More information is also available at bellevuejazz.com.

The KPLU School of Jazz Rising Stars at the Bellevue Jazz Festival will cap the weekend on Sunday, June 3 with a 6 p.m. performance at the new Bake’s Place in downtown Bellevue.

The Bellevue Downtown Association (BDA) produces the annual Bellevue Jazz Festival and collaborates on artist selection with Earshot Jazz Executive Director John Gilbreath. This year’s festival sponsors include the City of Bellevue, Microsoft, 4Culture, KING 5, KPLU 88.5, 425 Magazine, 91.3 KBCS and the Bellevue Reporter.

The BDA is a nonprofit membership organization charged with leading the evolution of Downtown Bellevue as the economic and cultural heart of the Eastside.

-- Information from the Bellevue Jazz Festival

Wednesday, May 30

4:30 PM Murl Allen Sanders Duo - Pianist

Lincoln Square 1st Floor [ FREE ]

 

6:00 PM June Tonkin - Pianist

El Gaucho Bellevue * [ FREE ]

 

8:00 PM Thomas Marriott - Trumpeter

Grand Cru Mixologie Lounge * [ FREE ]

 

8:00 PM Tom Grant - Pianist

Bake's Place [ Make reservations ]

 

9:00 PM Stephanie Porter Quartet - Vocalist

Lot No. 3 [ FREE ]

 

9:00 PM Lamar Lofton's Rhythm Quartet with special guest Assia Hamani

520 Bar & Grill [ FREE ]

 

Thursday, May 31

4:30 PM Clayton Murray Duo - Pianist

Lincoln Square 1st Floor [ FREE ]

 

6:00 PM June Tonkin - Pianist

El Gaucho Bellevue * [ FREE ]

 

8:00 PM Clayton Brothers Quintet

Theatre at Meydenbauer Center [ Buy tickets ]

The GRAMMY-nominated Clayton Brothers Quintet was formed in 1977 by brothers John and Jeff, and while their paths sometimes diverged, the brothers continue to share a common musical vision. The quintet also consists of John's and GRAMMY-nominee Gerald Clayton on piano, Obed Calvaire on drums, and Terell Stafford, a highly regarded trumpeter and band-leader. ... [ more ]

8:00 PM Tom Grant - Pianist

Bake's Place [ Make reservations ]

 

9:00 PM Heather Sullivan Jazz Piano Trio

520 Bar & Grill [ FREE ]

 

Friday, June 01

4:30 PM Karin Kajita Duo - Pianist

Lincoln Square 1st Floor [ FREE ]

 

6:00 PM June Tonkin - Pianist

El Gaucho Bellevue * [ FREE ]

 

8:00 PM Booker T. Jones

Theatre at Meydenbauer Center [ Buy tickets ]

Booker T. Jones is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, record producer and arranger, and four-time GRAMMY Award winner, but he is best known as the front-man of the band Booker T. and the MGs. Jones was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992, and was honored with a Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY Award in 2007. In 2011, Jones released The Road from Memphis and in 2012 the album won Best Pop Instrumental Album at the 54th GRAMMY Awards. ...[ more ]

8:00 PM Jovino Santos Neto Quinteto - Pianist

Bake's Place [ Make reservations ]

 

8:00 PM Dawn Clement Duo - Keyboard & Vocalist + Jon Hamar on Bass

Grand Cru Mixologie Lounge * [ FREE ]

 

8:00 PM Isabella Du Graf - Vocalist

Cypress Lounge and Wine Bar at The Westin Bellevue * [ FREE ]

 

9:00 PM Heather Sullivan Jazz Piano Trio

520 Bar & Grill [ FREE ]

 

Saturday, June 02

12:00 PM Bellevue High School Jazz Combo

Bellevue Square Center Court [ FREE ]

 

1:15 PM Music Works NW Honor Jazz Ensemble

Bellevue Square Center Court [ FREE ]

 

2:30 PM Edmonds-Woodway High School Jazz Combo

Bellevue Square Center Court [ FREE ]

 

3:45 PM Mountlake Terrace High School Jazz Combo

Bellevue Square Center Court [ FREE ]

 

5:00 PM Newport High School Jazz Combo

Bellevue Square Center Court [ FREE ]

 

5:00 PM June Tonkin Duo - Pianist & Vocalist

El Gaucho Bellevue * [ FREE ]

 

6:15 PM Ingraham High School Jazz Combo

Bellevue Square Center Court [ FREE ]

 

7:30 PM Fusion - High School Jazz Combo

Bellevue Square Center Court [ FREE ]

 

8:00 PM Hubert Laws Quintet

Theatre at Meydenbauer Center [ Buy tickets ]

Internationally-renowned flutist Hubert Laws is one of the few classical artists who has also mastered jazz, pop, and rhythm-and-blues genres - moving effortlessly from one repertory to another. Winner of the prestigious 2011 NEA Jazz Masters Award, Laws has appeared as a soloist with orchestras around the world. Members of the Quintet include David Budway on acoustic piano, John Leftwich on bass, Ralph Penland on drums, and Rob Mullins on synth keyboard. ... [ more ]

8:00 PM Lary Barilleau and the Latin Jazz Collective

Bake's Place [ Make reservations ]

 

8:00 PM Patti Summers - Vocalist

Cypress Lounge and Wine Bar at The Westin Bellevue * [ FREE ]

 

9:00 PM Lamar Lofton's Rhythm Quartet with special guest Faith Beattie

520 Bar & Grill [ FREE ]

 

10:00 PM Collaborative Works Jazz Trio - Traditional & Modern Jazz

Black Bottle Postern [ FREE ]

 

Sunday, June 03

11:00 AM Jose Gonzales Trio - Funk, Swing & Pop

Z'Tejas Southwestern Grill Jazz Brunch [ FREE ]

 

11:00 AM Red Shoes

520 Bar & Grill Patio [ FREE ]

 

11:00 AM Edmonds-Woodway High School Jazz Combo

Bellevue Square Center Court [ FREE ]

 

12:15 PM Mount Si High School Jazz Combo

Bellevue Square Center Court [ FREE ]

 

1:30 PM Hamilton International Middle School Jazz Combo

Bellevue Square Center Court [ FREE ]

 

2:30 PM Jeff Johnson Duo - Bassist + Dave Peterson on Guitar

Ruth's Chris Steak House [ FREE ]

 

4:00 PM Hamilton International Middle School Vocal Jazz

Bellevue Square Center Court [ FREE ]

 

5:00 PM Primo Kim Duo - Pianist

El Gaucho Bellevue * [ FREE ]

 

5:15 PM Sammamish High School Jazz Combo

Bellevue Square Center Court [ FREE ]

 

5:30 PM Human Spirit - Thomas Marriott, Mark Taylor, George Colligan & Matt Jorgensen

Rock Bottom Brewery & Restaurant * [ FREE ]

 

7:00 PM Rising Stars

Bake's Place [ Make reservations ]

 

7:00 PM Lamar Lofton's Rhythm Quartet with special guest Eric Fridrich

520 Bar & Grill [ FREE ]

 

9:00 PM 4 on 6 - House Jazz Band

Black Bottle Postern [ FREE ]

-- Chart by Bellevue Jazz Festival

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