Previews of the festival have started appearing the local papers.
THE SEATTLE PI: SCAT AROUND IN BALLARD AND SOAK IN JAZZ
Friday’s Jazz Walk is the festival highlight and its biggest draw. “With 16 bands in 13 venues, it is a sure thing,” Jorgensen promises. “If you can’t find something you like in all that, you need to look for a different genre of music.”
THE STRANGER: BALLARD JAZZ FESTIVAL PREVIEW
Not all festivals improve with age, but the Ballard Jazz Festival is an exception. After starting small and growing slowly, the Ballard Jazz Festival has become a distinct and essential event.
THE SEATTLE TIMES
Now in its fifth year, the Ballard Jazz Fest has become one of the most popular and lively jazz events of the year. It gets started next week with the Brotherhood of the Drum on Wednesday and Thursday.