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Bellevue Jazz & Blues Festival

The Bellevue Jazz & Blues Festival celebrates community and the creative power of music. ​We invite the community to explore and share their passion for live jazz and blues at the Eastside's premier showcase for top national and regional artists.

2017 Featured Artists

 Catherine Russell

7:30 p.m. Friday, June 2 | Meydenbauer Center Theatre

Buy Tickets Now! $30 (Students $15)

Catherine Russell is a one of a kind musician and vocalist. She has toured the world and performed or recorded with David Bowie, Paul Simon, Cyndi Lauper and many others. Her voice is full blown femininity incarnate, radiating interpretive power to jazz and blues standards from the 1920’s as well as the music of today. Russell’s album Harlem On My Mind was nominated for a 2017 Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album.

The Corey Harris Band

7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 3 | Meydenbauer Center Theatre

Buy Tickets Now! $30 (Students $15)

Corey Harris is a guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and band leader who has carved out his own niche in blues. He has recorded many old songs of the blues tradition while also creating an original vision of the blues by adding influences from reggae, soul, rock and West African music. With one foot in tradition and the other in contemporary experimentation, Harris is a truly unique voice in contemporary music.

Radio Raheem

8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 31 | Bake’s Place | $20
Reserve seats

The Seattle-based band, formed in 2011, has been garnering accolades for their mixture of Funk, Soul & Rock and their ability to inspire requisite dancing and general happiness. The band is fronted by Josephine Howell, a mainstay of Seattle’s jazz, soul and gospel community with help from her daughter Chyee. Radio Raheem is a captivating performance and one of the Northwest’s great live bands.


The Rumba Kings

8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 1 | Bake’s Place | $15
​Reserve seats

In the spring of 2013, producer/bassist Johnny Bacolas, guitarist George Stevens and guitarist Teddy Adams began forming an original group with the vision of writing and recording beautiful Mediterranean-inspired music. Their style is romantic, soulful, and passionate, delivered with energy and emotion with Flamenco, Spanish, Greek and Italian flavor. A live performance by The Rumba Kings is an experience not forgotten.

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