The Ballard Jazz Festival’s Mainstage Concert this year features a double-bill of two jazz living legends.

Trumpeter Claudio Roditi (called “one of the very best performers in jazz” by All Music Guide) brings his samba and jazz blend to the stage, with the help of Brazilian-born, Seattle-based pianist Jovino Santos-Neto and his trio featuring Chuck Deardorf on bass and Mark Ivester on drums. Roditi has shared the stage with Dizzy Gillespie, Slide Hampton, McCoy Tyner, Horace Silver, and Joe Henderson, and has delighted audiences around the globe.

Also on the bill will be the dynamic Hadley Caliman Quintet, playing music from their latest release Straight Ahead, which has been in the Top 10 on the National Radio Airplay charts since its release last month. Caliman, arguably the most iconic Seattle jazz musician alive, has recorded with some of the biggest names in jazz and pop, including Freddie Hubbard, Santana, The Grateful Dead, Dexter Gordon and many others. His band includes Northwest luminaries Thomas Marriott, Matt Jorgensen, Eric Verlinde, and Phil Sparks.

Visit the Ballard Jazz Festival website for more information and for special advance ticket purchase specials.

Saturday, April 24 at 7:30pm
The Nordic Heritage Museum
3014 NW 67th St, Seattle, ALL AGES

Tickets: $35 (Buy before April 1: $28)

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