Bellevue Jazz & Blues Festival

Bellevue Jazz & Blues Festival

Davina Lozier by Garett Born. May 29–June 2Various Venues Late spring is an auspicious time, when the Northwest blooms with a plethora of events, not least among them the Bellevue Jazz & Blues Festival. Started in 2007, the popular and multi-faceted event fills...
Sullivan Fortner Trio

Sullivan Fortner Trio

Sullivan Fortner photo courtesy of the artist. Wednesday, April 10, 7pm & 9:30pmRoyal Room 5000 Rainier Ave S Pianist and composer Sullivan Fortner is a rising star taking the jazz world by the sweetest of storms. He presents his trio with Ameen Saleem (bass) and...
Miles Okazaki: Trickster

Miles Okazaki: Trickster

Miles Okazaki photo by Dimitri Louis. Saturday April 13, 7:30pm & 10pmRoyal Room 5000 Rainier Ave S  It figures that guitarist Miles Okazaki would one day embrace the age-old storytelling device of the “trickster.”  He grew up in Port Townsend, near...
Makaya McCraven

Makaya McCraven

Makaya McCraven photo by David Marques. Friday, April 19, 7 & 9:30pmRoyal Room 5000 Rainier Ave S Chicago-based jazz drummer, producer, and “beat-scientist” Makaya McCraven recycles sounds from his own live improvisations to make fresh hip-hop infused recordings....
8th Annual North Bend Jazz Walk

8th Annual North Bend Jazz Walk

Johnaye Kendrick photo by Daniel Sheehan. Saturday, April 20, 5–10pmVarious venues 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...