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Jazz festival tickets go on sale Friday


Tickets to the the three headline performances at the 2012 Bellevue Jazz Festival will go on sale Friday, March 30.

Individual ticket prices are $34 ($17 for students) for each performance. The festival also offers a “Theatre Package” with preferred seating to all three shows for $78.

Tickets will be available for purchase online at or by phone from Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006. The headline performances will be held at the 410-seat Theatre at Meydenbauer Center.

Festival headlines this year are:

Clayton Brothers Quintet, Thursday, May 31, 8 p.m.

Booker T. Jones, Friday, June 1, 8 p.m.

Hubert Laws Quintet, Saturday, June 2, 8 p.m.

Now in its fifth year, the 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

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. Tickets for this show will be available from Brown Paper Tickets closer to the performance date.

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, the Bellevue Reporter, KING 5, KPLU 88.5, 91.3 KBCS and 425 Magazine.

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