NW Summer Festivals


Davina Lozier photo by Vern Fisher.

The Bad Plus photo by Shervin Lainez.

Bellevue Jazz & Blues Festival
May 29–June 2
Various venues, Bellevue, WA

The Bad Plus, Davina and The Vagabonds, Darelle Holden Quartet with special guest Kelly Ash, Kiki Valera with special guest Carlos Cascante, Sara Gazarek, Eric Verlinde, LaVon Hardison Trio, and more. (425) 453-1223, bellevuedowntown.com

Ziggy Marley photo by Fernando Aceves.

Chateau Ste. Michelle Concert Series
June 13–September 21

Chateau Ste. Michelle, Woodinville, WA
Rob Thomas: Chip Tooth Tour, Michael Franti & Spearhead and Ziggy Marley, An Evening with Lyle Lovett and His Large Band, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Chicago, Michael McDonald and Chaka Khan, Norah Jones, Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo, Elvis Costello & The Imposters and Blondie, Diana Krall, and more.
(425) 488-1133, ste-michelle.com

Britt Pavilion Series
June 13–September 15

Britt Pavilion, Jacksonville, OR
Chase Rice, Third Eye Blind, Little Rover Band, Kris Kristofferson & The Strangers, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Mandolin Orange, Taj Mahal Quartet & Marc Cohn ft. Blind Boys of Alabama, John Butler Trio with Trevor Hall, The Beach Boys, Diana Krall, and more.
(800) 882- 7488, brittfest.org

Marquis Hill photo by Daniel Sheehan.

TD Vancouver International
Jazz Festival
June 21–July 1
Various venues, Vancouver, BC

Wu-Tang Clan, The Roots, Herbie Hancock, Five Alarm Funk and Too Many Zooz, Makaya McCraven, Ilhan Ersahin’s Istanbul Sessions, Mats Gustafsson, Laila Biali, Dálava, Kris Davis and Craig Taborn, Ava Mendoza, Endangered Blood, Tomas Fujiwara’s Triple Double, Marquis Hill Blacktet, Illegal Crowns, and more. (888) 438-5200, (604) 872-5200, coastaljazz.ca

Laila Biali photo courtesy of the artist.

TD Victoria International
June 21–June 30
Various venues, Victoria, BC

Raul Midón and Lionel Loueke, Laila Biali, Jesse Cook, Patricia Barber Trio, Gregory Porter, An Evening with Jacob Collier, Amina Figarova Sextet, Davina & The Vagabonds, The Suffers, Makaya McCraven, Marquis Hill Blacktet, Mazacote, Melissa Aldana Quartet, Joey Alexander Trio, and more. (250) 388- 4423, jazzvictoria.ca

Taste of Tacoma
June 21–23
Point Defiance Park, Tacoma, WA

Indigo Jazz, Michael Powers, Scott Lindenmuth Trio, Paul RichardsonGroup, Stickshift Annie with Kimball and the Fugitives, and more.
(425) 295-3262, tasteoftacoma.com

Greta Matassa by Patrick Schneider.

Blaine Harbor Music Festival
(Formerly Drayton Harbor)
July 7–13

Blaine Performing Arts Center, Blaine, WA
Greta Matassa, Nick Biello, Greg Hopkins and the Festival Big Band, student showcases, and more. (360) 820- 8312, blaineharbormusicfestival.org

Vancouver Island MusicFest
July 12–14
Comox Valley Fairgrounds,

Colin James, Tom Cochrane with Red Rider, Robben Ford, Bobby Rush, Asani, Black String, Morgan Davis, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Adonis Puentes, Pia Salvia, and more. (250) 871-8463, islandmusicfest.com

Cathedral Park Jazz Festival
July 19–21
Cathedral Park, Portland, OR

Artists TBD. (503) 709-3366, jazzoregon.com

Michael Powers photo by Daniel Sheehan.

Bite of Seattle
July 19–21
Seattle Center, Seattle, WA

Michele D’Amour and the Love Dealers, Darren Motamedy, E. Pruitt & Brandon Willis, Hurricane Hitch, Scott Lindenmuth Group, Michael Powers with Ronnie Bishop, and more. (425) 295-3262, biteofseattle.com

Terell Stafford courtesy of the artist.

Jazz Port Townsend
July 21–28
Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, WA

Anat Cohen and Marcello Gonçalves, Equal Time, Brothers of Brass ft. Terell Stafford and Marquis Hill, Geoffrey Keezer and Gillian Margot, John Clayton, and more. (360) 385- 3102, centrum.org

Jazz in the Valley
July 26-28
Downtown Ellensburg, WA

Jacqueline Tabor, Ecstasy in Numbers, Mark DuFresne, Bob Bruya Project, Mel Peterson, Orville Johnson, Michael Powers, and more. (888) 925-2204, jazzinthevalley.com

Oregon Festival of American Music
July 24-August 3
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts,
Eugene, OR

A two-week celebration of the Age of Swing featuring six matinee concerts, a mid-festival jazz party, an all-new production of the 1955 musical comedy Damn Yankees, films, talks, and more. (541) 434-7000, theshedd.org

Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival
August 23–25
Esther Short Park, Vancouver, WA

Artists TBD. (360) 906 0441, vancouverwinejazz.com

Pearl Django photo courtesy of the artists.

DjangoFest NW
September 18–22
Whidbey Island Center for the Arts,
Whidbey Island, WA
Pearl Django and Hot Club of Troy, Richard Smith and Rory Hoffman, Aurore Voliqué with Angelo Debarre, Mathieu Chatelain, Gismo Graf Trio with Simon Planting and Ludovic Beier, and more. (360) 221-8268, wicaonline.org


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May 29, 2019