Tickets are discounted if you purchase in advance, with the biggest discounts if you buy before April 1st. Click here for more information about the Ballard Jazz Festival.
About the 2012 festival:
A cornerstone of the Northwest’s jazz and live music scene, the Ballard Jazz Festival celebrates its tenth year with 4-days of events, April 18-21, 2012. Embracing Old Town Ballard’s unique & vibrant community feel, the festival presents a wide mix of modern American music in venues ranging from clubs & bars, to store fronts, shops, and finally, the Nordic Heritage Museum for Saturday evening’s mainstage concert.
The festival kicks off Wednesday with 2 nights of themed events at Ballard Avenue’s Conor Byrne Pub – the Brotherhood of the Drum, featuring bands led by internationally acclaimed drummers, and The Guitar Summit, with a creative mix of guitarists which this year includes Bobby Broom, Tim Young, John Stowell and Dave Peterson.
The perennially-packed Friday night Ballard Jazz Walk features many of the Northwest’s finest jazz musicians. One ticket covers 12 different venues along historic Ballard Avenue with their doors open to streets full of jazz lovers. Artists include Jovino Santos Neto, Wayne Horvitz, Human Spirit, Pearl Django, Chad McCullough/Geof Bradfield Quartet, Gail Pettis, Wellstone Conspiracy, Table & Chairs Label Showcase, Jeff Baker, Jose Gonzales Trio, Todd Bishop Group, and more…
Saturday’s events start at 11:00am with a Swedish Pancake Jazz Brunch at the Nordic Heritage Museum along with a classic auto show presented by Washington’s vintage Volvo/Saab Sports Club. Performing will be the Portland/Seattle Group, The Kora Band, offering an exciting & eclectic mix of African music and jazz. The evening’s mainstage concert is hosted by Seattle jazz treasure Jim Wilke and features performances by the dynamic Bobby Broom Trio from Chicago, and the quartet of New York-based pianist Orrin Evans, featuring Chicago saxophonist Geof Bradfield.