from The Seattle Times:

The Bellevue Jazz Festival, which runs through Sunday and features national touring acts, regional players and local student bands, kicks off Wednesday, May 30, in six venues. Of particular interest over the four days are headliners The Clayton Brothers (Thursday), featuring bassist John Clayton, who books the Port Townsend and Lionel Hampton jazz festivals); funky keyboard ace Booker T. Jones (Friday), of the great ’60s group Booker T. & the MGs; and jazz flutist Hubert Laws (Saturday).

Also notable Saturday is a rare performance by Seattle vocalist and former club owner Patti Summers. On Sunday, nationally-known pianist George Colligan plays with Seattle trumpeter Thomas Marriott’s group Human Spirit and a program at Bake’s Place celebrates “rising stars” with the release of the latest KPLU “School of Jazz” CD, a compilation of student ensembles.

Admission to Bellevue Jazz Festival shows range from free to $34; headliner packages are available for $78 (800-838-3006 or

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