About the Bellevue Jazz & Blues Festival
Celebrating community and the creative power of music
The 8th Annual Bellevue Jazz & Blues Festival returns to Downtown Bellevue May 27 - 31, 2015. National artists, local musicians and high school all stars will perform in free and ticketed venues throughout the weekend.
Shows range from concerts at the Theatre at Meydenbauer — with its ideal acoustics and intimate setting — to tableside sets in downtown bars and hotels. Also hear some of the best school jazz and blues bands from around the Seattle area — an area noted for its depth of student and instructional talent.
Award-winning high school jazz programs will be featured in the festival’s Student Showcase. Groups will perform 45-minute sets highlighting the rich and diverse offerings presented by members of the local high school and middle school jazz scene.
In addition, more than 40 shows in various locations will keep the music flowing throughout the weekend, featuring top local and regional artists.