The 2013 Ballard Jazz Festival kicks off next Wednesday, April 17, and runs through Saturday night, April 20.
Tickets are discounted if you buy in advance through the Ballard Jazz Festival website and there are no service fees attached to the ticket price.
Wed, April 17 – BROTHERHOOD OF THE DRUM
Four drummers lead their own groups at Conor Byrne Pub on the opening night of the festival. Scheduled to perform: Sylvia Cuenca, Matt Jorgensen, Sean Lane and Chris Leighton.
Thurs, April 18 – GUITAR SUMMIT
Guitarists take the stage on night two of the festival as we showcase some of the finest six-string talent from the Northwest and beyond. Scheduled to perform include Tom Guarna (New York), John Stowell (Portland) and Dave Peterson and Danny Godinez (Seattle).
Fri, April 19 – BALLARD JAZZ WALK
Jazz takes over downtown Ballard as we present 21 groups in 12 venues all for a single ticket price. The most recognizable event of the festival brings together all styles of jazz and a New Orleans atmosphere with listeners pouring from club-to-club making this a truly one-of-a-kind event.
Sat, April 20 – FULL DAY OF JAZZ
11:00am – Swedish Pancake Jazz Brunch
7:30pm – Mainstage Concert featuring Gary Bartz Quartet and Lew Soloff Quartet