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Bellevue Jazz Festival starts next week

Headliner Kendrick Scott Oracle plays Meydenbaurer Theatre on Friday, May 31 at 7:30 p.m.  - Photo by Jimmy Katz
Headliner Kendrick Scott Oracle plays Meydenbaurer Theatre on Friday, May 31 at 7:30 p.m.
— image credit: Photo by Jimmy Katz

The 6th Annual Bellevue Jazz Festival kicks off next week and is expected to bring a variety of talent - both locally and internationally - to the Eastside.

Taking place May 29 - June 2, this year’s festival will feature a number of lives performances in different venues around Bellevue. Both free performances and tickets events will take place throughout the weekend.

Ticketed shows include sets by Carlos Cascante y su Tumbao, Kendrick Scott Oracle and the Cyrus Chestnut Trio (with special guest Stefon Harris).

All ticketed shows will be held at the 410-seat Theatre at Meydenbauer Center and Bake’s Place, a live music and dining venue located at 155 108th Ave NE in Downtown Bellevue. Tickets for the headliners can be purchased online at bellevuejazz.com, by phone from Brown Paper Tickets at 800-838-3006 or at the Brown Paper Tickets box office at Meydenbauer Center on NE 6th Street between 110th Avenue NE and 112th Avenue NE in Downtown Bellevue.

In addition to the headlining performances, the festival will showcase regional jazz artists and the top school jazz bands from the Puget Sound area at free shows throughout the five-day festival. The full schedule of free shows can be viewed below (*venue is 21 and older):

5-29

4:30 p.m.: Overton Berry Duo. Free. Lincoln Square, 1st Floor, 700 Bellevue Way *

5-6:30 p.m.: Aaron Parks, former Music Works Northwest student and Blue Note artist. Free, but donations accepted. Seating limited, reservations at registration@musicworksnw.org. Music Works Northwest, 14360 SE Eastgate Way, Suite 102, Bellevue

6 p.m.: June Tonkin. Free. El Gaucho Bellevue, 450 108th Ave. NE *

8 p.m.: Collier & Dean, bassist & vibraphonist. Free. 1Hundred Bistro & Bar, 1020 108th Ave. NE #100, Bellevue

8 p.m.: Rod Cook and Toast. Bake’s Place, 155 108th Ave. NE, Bellevue; reservations at http://bakesplacebellevue.com/reservations; 425-454-2776

9 p.m.: Stephanie Porter Quartet – vocalist. Free. Lot No. 3, 460 106th Ave. NE, Bellevue

5-30

4:30 p.m.: Darin Clendenin Duo. Free. Lincoln Square, 1st Floor, 700 Bellevue Way

5 p.m.: Jose Gonzales Trio – funk, swing & pop. Free. The Spot off Main, 20 103rd Ave. NE, Bellevue*

6 p.m. : June Tonkin. Free. El Gaucho Bellevue, 450 108th Ave. NE*

7 p.m.: Carlos Cascante y su Tumbao. Six-piece Latin Jazz ensemble. Bake’s Place, 155 108th Ave. NE, Bellevue; reservations at http://bakesplacebellevue.com/reservations; 425-454-2776

8 p.m.: Bill Anschell/Brent Jensen Duo. Free. 1Hundred Bistro & Bar, 1020 108th Ave. NE #100, Bellevue

9:30 p.m.: Carlos Cascante y su Tumbao. Carlos Cascante y su Tumbao. Six-piece Latin Jazz ensemble. Bake’s Place, 155 108th Ave. NE, Bellevue; reservations at http://bakesplacebellevue.com/reservations; 425-454-2776

5-31

4:30 p.m.: Karin Kajita Duo. Free. Lincoln Square, 1st Floor, 700 Bellevue Way

6 p.m.: Collaborative Works Jazz Trio. Free. Paddy Coyne’s Bellevue, 700 Bellevue Way NE

6 p.m.: June Tonkin. Free. El Gaucho Bellevue, 450 108th Ave. NE*

7:30 p.m.: Kendrick Scott Oracle, opening by Evan Flory-Barnes. Scott is highly regarded as one of the premier drummers of his generation $12 and $24 (plus service fee). http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/362065. Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 NE Sixth St., Bellevue, 425-637-1020

8 p.m.: Clipper Anderson Trio. Free. 1Hundred Bistro & Bar, 1020 108th Ave. NE #100, Bellevue

8 p.m.: Michael Shrieve’s Spellbinder. Bake’s Place, 155 108th Ave. NE, Bellevue; reservations at http://bakesplacebellevue.com/reservations; 425-454-2776

8 p.m.: Danny Quintero. Free. Cypress Lounge and Wine Bar at The Westin Bellevue, 600 Bellevue Way NE, 425-638-1000 *

9 p.m.: Collaborative Works Jazz Trio. Free. Black Bottle Postern, 919 Bellevue Way NE

6-1

11 a.m.: Music Works Northwest Students & Faculty. Free. Bellevue Square Center Court

12:05 p.m.: Music Works Northwest Faculty Duo. Free. Bellevue Square Center Court

1:10 p.m.: Scott Lindenmuth & Jack Roben. Free. Bellevue Square Center Court

2:15 p.m.: Marco de Cavalho. Free. Bellevue Square Center Court

3:20 p.m.: Dave Peterson & Jordan Light. Free. Bellevue Square Center Court

4:25 p.m.: Jordan Light Trio featuring Ariana DeBoo. Free. Bellevue Square Center Court

5:30 p.m.: Jeff Johnson Duo. Free. Bellevue Square Center Court

6 p.m.: June Tonkin duo with Jim Day. Free. El Gaucho Bellevue, 450 108th Ave. NE *

6 p.m.: Collaborative Works Jazz Trio. Free. Paddy Coyne’s Bellevue, 700 Bellevue Way NE

7:30 p.m.: Cyrus Chestnut Trio with special guest Stefon Harris. Chestnut’s hard swinging, soulful sounds have become a staple in the jazz community. $15 and $30 (plus service fee). http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/362075. Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 NE Sixth St., Bellevue, 425-637-1020

8 p.m.: Neil Andersson & Peter Pendras. Free. 1Hundred Bistro & Bar, 1020 108th Ave. NE #100, Bellevue

8 p.m.: Hans Brehmer Quartet featuring guest vocalists Josephine Howell & Stephanie Porter. Bake’s Place, 155 108th Ave. NE, Bellevue; reservations at http://bakesplacebellevue.com/reservations; 425-454-2776

8 p.m.: Isabella Du Graf - Vocalist. Free. Cypress Lounge and Wine Bar at The Westin Bellevue, 600 Bellevue Way NE, 425-638-1000 *

9 p.m.: McTuff Trio. Free. Black Bottle Postern, 919 Bellevue Way NE

9 p.m.: Collaborative Works Jazz Trio. Free. Koral Bar & Kitchen, 900 Bellevue Way NE, #100

6-2

10 a.m.: Bellevue High School Jazz Combo. Free. Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way NE

11:05 a.m.: Nathan Hale High School Jazz Quintet. Free. Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way NE

12:10 p.m.: Kentwood High School Jazz Combo. Free. Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way NE

1:15 p.m.: Mountlake Terrace High School Jazz Combo. Free. Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way NE

2:20 p.m.: Meadowdale High School Jazz Combo. Free. Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way NE

3:25 p.m.: TBD. Free. Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way NE

4:30 p.m.: Edmonds-Woodway High School Jazz Combo. Free. Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way NE

5 p.m.: The New School of Jazz at Music Works Northwest. Bake’s Place, 155 108th Ave. NE, Bellevue; reservations at http://bakesplacebellevue.com/reservations; 425-454-2776

5:30 p.m.: Andy Clausen Trio. Free. Rock Bottom Brewery & Restaurant, 550 106th Ave NE #103*

5:35 p.m.: Newport High School Jazz Combo. Free. Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way NE

6:40 p.m.: Skyview Junior High School Jazz Combo. Free. Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way NE

7 p.m.: 4 on 6. Free. Black Bottle Postern, 919 Bellevue Way NE

8 p.m.: Jason Parker Duo. Free. 1Hundred Bistro & Bar, 1020 108th Ave. NE #100, Bellevue

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