‘Tis the season for jazz clubs opening, closing and moving! And we have another move to report.

Bake’s Place owners Craig and Laura Baker have announced that they are moving their location to Downtown Bellevue.

From the Bake’s Place website:

We are proud to announce that Bake’s Place will be moving to downtown Bellevue in early spring 2012! After successfully presenting live music for 12 years, we are deeply aware of the vast wealth of musical talent in our region. Simply put; we want to present more of these artists. For some time now, we’ve been looking for an opportunity to broaden the scope of what we do. Finally, that opportunity has presented itself.

At our new home, located in the Columbia West building on the corner of 108th Ave. NE & NE 2nd St., we will be doubling our seating capacity with a main stage, floor and mezzanine seating, a full-service bar, large floor to ceiling windows and a spacious patio for outdoor dining and special events. From this beautiful new space, we will offer dinner shows six nights a week and will feature a variety of musical genres including R & B, Latin, Big Band, singer-songwriter, jazz, blues and more. We will also be extending our hours to include additional sets. We will truly have something for everyone.

In addition to significantly expanding our musical palette, we will be elevating both the quality and scope of our cuisine to match. To that end, we are thrilled to welcome our new executive chef and business partner, Christopher Peterson. His resume includes the illustrious Café Campagne, as well as a long time executive chef position at the Eastside’s premier fine dining establishment Bis On Main. Most recently, he served as the director of culinary operations for Milagro Cantina, where he created the food concept and assisted with the design of the restaurant. Milagro Cantina was named ‘Best New Eastside Restaurant’ by 425 Magazine. Chef Chris is putting together a menu that features an array of both small and large plates inspired by global cuisines.

We believe that music is magic, and our vision has always been to create a true listening environment, where our guests can unwind from the busyness of the modern world and enjoy the space between the notes. Although our location is changing, our vision remains the same. As is our tradition, we will continue to offer world-class music, outstanding cuisine and friendly service in a uniquely intimate setting. We are deeply grateful for your friendship and patronage and are very excited to share the next leg of the adventure with you.

Seattle Jazz