Johnaye Kendrick photo by Daniel Sheehan.
Saturday, April 20, 5–10pm
North Bend, WA
As the icy grip of winter gives way to gentler spring days, music fans of all ages are invited to the 8th Annual North Bend Jazz Walk, a highly anticipated annual jazz extravaganza set in the scenic foothills of the Cascade Mountains. The festival showcases a broad representation of acclaimed Pacific Northwest jazz artists, as well as award-winning high school bands. Concerts take place in 14 different venues, nestled in the heart of this historic town.
The 2019 North Bend Jazz Walk program again features many stalwarts of the local jazz scene as well as up-and-coming jazz talent. This year’s lineup includes the Kelly Johnson Trio; Dan Marcus and Trombonasaurus Rex; the Dmitri Matheny Quartet with Matheny on flugelhorn, the Jay Thomas Intergalactic Four Tenor Sax Band; the Danny Kolke Trio, led by the founder of the North Bend Jazz Walk, and Tracy Knoop; Steve Treseler and Student Allstars; Elevation Gain; Milo Petersen with Steve Griggs and Drew Baddeley; the Thomas Marriott Quintet; the Diana Page Duo; Jennifer Kienzle and Cole Schuster; the Bernie Jacobs Quartet, CWU Green Combo; the Paul Green Quintet; Johnaye Kendrick Trio; and the Boxley ProAm Big Band, a 16-piece big band perform and workshop arrangements from Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Thad Jones as well as some originals from within the band. Jazz from the next generation will be performed by Bellevue High School Jazz Band, Mercer Island High School Jazz Band, Mount Si High School Jazz Band and Newport High School Jazz Band.
JazzClubsNW, the sponsor of the North Bend Jazz Walk, is a member driven non-profit organization that fosters a cross-generational creative effort, from passionate young talent to seasoned artists who have toured in the region, nationally and across the globe. Its goals are to support musicians, live music venues, and nurture young talent.
One ticket allows access to all venues throughout the evening, located within easy walking distance. All ticket proceeds benefit local jazz education, live performance, and scholarships.
Tickets are $25 adult advance purchase/$30 day of show; $15 youth advance purchase/$20 at the door. Pick up your tickets at Umpqua Bank Community Room (146 W 2nd St, North Bend). Visit jazzclubsnw.org for tickets, venues and other details.