Blues, Jazz, Live Music in Bar/Club, Special Event
The Bellevue Jazz & Blues Festival returns for the 12th year. The Festival will showcase top regional jazz and blues musicians alongside all-star middle and high school jazz artists in over 40 performances throughout Downtown Bellevue.
Featured artists Davina and The Vagabonds and The Bad Plus will perform at the Meydenbauer Centre Theatre and other top talent will be showcased at various venues across Downtown Bellevue.
Davina and The Vagabonds:
7:30 p.m. Friday, May 31 | Meydenbauer Center Theatre | $35 (Students $20).
Since exploding onto the scene in 2005, Davina and The Vagabonds have grown from a down-and-dirty blues band into one of the most exciting acoustic ensembles on the international stage. This high-energy quintet has established itself with a stellar live show, a professional look, and good old-fashioned hard work. In recent years they have performed in 45 states, 2 Canadian provinces and 12 European countries.
The Bad Plus:
7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1 | Meydenbauer Center Theatre | $35 (Students $20)
The Bad Plus came together at the end of the 20th century and has avoided easy categorization ever since, winning critical hosannas and a legion of fans worldwide with their creativity, unique sound and flair for live performance. The intensely collaborative trio has constantly searched for rules to break and boundaries to cross, bridging genres and techniques while exploring the infinite possibilities of three exceptional musicians working in perfect sync.
Schedule of Events: http://www.bellevuedowntown.com/events/jazz-and-blues-festival/schedule.
For more information or to buy tickets, visit bellevuedowntown.com.