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5th Annual Bellevue Jazz Festival opens this week: May 30‒June 3

May 29, 2012

The 5th Annual Bellevue Jazz Festival kicks off May 30, 2012, with a powerhouse lineup of international jazz icons, regional artists and top student talent.  With more than 40 shows, the 2012 festival runs May 30 to June 3. Tickets and full details at

Headliner acts featuring the Clayton Brothers Quintet, Booker T. Jones and the Hubert Laws Quintet will perform at the Theatre at Meydenbauer Center. Festival goers can also take in free concerts by an array of local jazz artists and student musicians in restaurants, bars, and cultural venues throughout downtown Bellevue.

The Bellevue Jazz Festival is produced by the Bellevue Downtown Association, in collaboration with Earshot Jazz Executive Director John Gilbreath on this year’s artist selection. Sponsors include the City of Bellevue, Microsoft, Washington Federal, 4Culture, KING 5, KPLU 88.5, KBCS 91.3, Bellevue Reporter, 425 Magazine, Smooth In Seattle, Gravity Design and Bake’s Place.

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