May 29 – June 2, 2013
About the Bellevue Jazz Festival
CELEBRATING COMMUNITY AND THE CREATIVE POWER OF MUSIC
The 6th Annual Bellevue Jazz Festival returns to Downtown Bellevue May
29 - June 2, 2013. National artists, local musicians and
all stars will perform in free and ticketed venues throughout the weekend.
Shows range from concerts at the Theatre at Meydenbauer — with its ideal acoustics and intimate setting — to tableside sets in downtown bars and hotels. Also hear some of the best school jazz bands from around the Seattle area — an area noted for its depth of student and instructional talent.
Award-winning high school jazz programs will be featured in the festival’s Student Showcase. Groups will perform 45-minute sets highlighting the rich and diverse offerings presented by members of the local high school jazz scene.
In addition, more than 40 shows in various locations will keep the music flowing throughout the weekend, featuring top local and regional artists.
BELLEVUE JAZZ FESTIVAL ADVISORS
Michele Abrams, CJAZZ
Bart Becker, BELLEVUE COLLEGE
Shelley Brittingham, CITY OF BELLEVUE
Mary Pat Byrne, CITY OF BELLEVUE
Vivian Christiansen, KPLU 88.5
Joey Cohn, KPLU 88.5
Robert Derrick, CITY OF BELLEVUE
Karen Donovan, SPACE MEDIA
Stephen Elliott, MEYDENBAUER CENTER
John Gilbreath, EARSHOT JAZZ
Brenda Goldstein-Young, KPLU 88.5
Stacy Graven, MEYDENBAUER CENTER
John Haynes, PACE
Matt Jorgensen, ORIGIN RECORDS
Scott Ketron, MUSIC WORKS NORTHWEST
Cooksie & Lionel Kramer, EASTSIDE JAZZ CLUB
Jennifer Leavitt, THE BELLEVUE COLLECTION
Greta Matassa, VOCALIST
Steve Ramsey, KBCS 91.3 FM
Leng Tshua, L @ L Luxury Marketing
Rick Tupper, COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT
Jim Wilke, “JAZZ AFTER HOURS”