From The Seattle Times:

The Ballard Jazz Festival is in full swing, unleashing its full lineup of music tonight during the festival’s marquee event, the Ballard Jazz Walk.

One $25 ticket buys entrance to 12 different venues on or near Ballard Avenue Northwest and Northwest Market Street. Virtually all the musicians associated with the festival will be playing tonight in small-group settings, including guitarist Corey Christiansen, who co-headlines Saturday’s mainstage concert at the Nordic Heritage Museum with the Joe Locke Quintet.

Tonight, guitarist Christiansen will perform with saxophonist Hadley Caliman’s group at Conor Byrne Pub. Most of the festival musicians have recorded albums with Origin Records, whose founders John Bishop and Matt Jorgensen organized the Ballard Jazz Festival. Bishop and Jorgensen are also among the performers tonight.

Familiar local musicians such as Thomas Marriott, Mark Taylor, Bill Anschell, Kelly Johnson, Hans Teuber, and Bill Ramsay will lead or join groups on the Jazz Walk. One of the more unique groups performing tonight is Tumbao, a six-piece Latin ensemble with a late set at the Lock & Keel Tavern.

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