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Bellevue Jazz Festival

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May 2014

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Samantha Storz

City Scene

Jazz is back in Bellevue. From May 28 to 31, the Bellevue Jazz Festival will feature headliner bands and some of the most talented and seasoned musicians in America.


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On Wednesday and Thursday night, experience live music over wine and dinner at Bake’s Place restaurant. With a smoky-nightclub sound, the East-West Trumpet Summit, a Seattle-New York collaboration, will undoubtedly have you tapping your foot. The following evening at Bake’s, Carlos Cascante Y Su Tumbao simmer it down with a Carribean groove. Jazz aficionados can also swing over to the swanky Theatre at Meydenbauer Center to go dancing or check out Poncho Sanchez’s Latin Jazz Band on Friday night. Closing the festival with a twist of rock, Grammy winner Bill Frisell mixes jazz with an edgier plugged-in sound. 

city scene photoWith fresh bands every night, the festival gives you the chance to experience everything from classic jazz to modern jazz with an exotic twist. These headliners, plus about 40 other free performances, can be enjoyed at various venues in downtown Bellevue. Summer in the city has never been so hot.  

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