Jazz festival tickets go on sale March 28

Wed., April 9 5 – 6:30 p.m., Jovino Santos Neto -

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Jazz Festival Lineup

Wed., April 9 5 – 6:30 p.m., Jovino Santos Neto –

Brazilian Jazz Trio, Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way.

Wed., April 16 5 – 6:30 p.m., Gail Pettis –

Jazz Vocalist, Bellevue Arts Museum.

Wed., April 23 5 – 6:30 p.m., Pearl Django –

Gypsy Jazz, Bellevue Arts Museum.

Wed., April 30 5 – 6:30 p.m., Thomas Marriott –

Jazz Trumpeter, Bellevue City Hall, 450 110th Ave. N.E.

Wed., May 7 5 – 6:30 p.m., Ben Thomas –

Jazz Percussionist, KeyCenter, 601 108th Ave. N.E.

Wed., May 14 5 – 6:30 p.m., Greta Matassa –

Jazz Vocalist, Civica Office Commons, 205 108th Avenue N.E.

Fri., May 23 8 p.m., Branford Marsalis Quartet –

World-renowned Jazz Saxophonist, Meydenbauer Center 11100 N.E. Sixth Street

Sat., May 24 9 p.m., Spanish Harlem Orchestra –

Latin Jazz Dance Orchestra, Meydenbauer Center.

Bellevue Jazz Festival tickets for the Branford Marsalis Quartet and Spanish Harlem Orchestra will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 28.

Three-time Grammy Award winning saxophonist and Marsalis Music label founder Branford Marsalis will lead the quartet in a May 23 performance at Meydenbauer Center.

The Spanish Harlem Orchestra (SHO), a 13-member Latin jazz ensemble and Grammy winner directed by musician and producer Oscar Hernández, will launch into a Latin jazz dance party May 24 at Meydenbauer Center.

Tickets for both performances will be available online through ticketswest.com and at participating QFC and Rudy’s Barbershop stores.

A complete line up of Bellevue Jazz Festival events is also online at bellevuejazz.com. The festival is sponsored by the Bellevue Downtown Association.

Tickets for the Branford Marsalis Quartet will range from $20 for reserved seating to $75 for Golden Circle table seating near the stage. Spanish Harlem Orchestra tickets will run from $30 for general “dance floor” admission to $60 Golden Circle table seating near the stage.

The Bellevue Jazz Festival begins April 9 with an all-star line-up of regional artists performing free Wednesday night concerts throughout downtown Bellevue. Audiences will hear vocalists Greta Matassa and Gail Pettis, trumpeter Thomas Marriott, percussionist Ben Thomas, Gypsy jazz band Pearl Django and the Brazilian jazz trio of Jovino Santos Neto.

The city of Bellevue produced the original Bellevue Jazz Festival from 1978 to 1993, and the Bellevue Downtown Association has hosted free jazz concerts throughout the past decade.

The Bellevue Arts Museum and downtown restaurants will host additional free jazz performances May 23 and May 24.

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