The Ballard Jazz Festival, a cornerstone of the Northwest Jazz and live music scene since 2003, celebrates its seventh season with a 5-day schedule of events, April 21-25, 2009. The festival again teams with the Nordic Heritage Museum to present Saturday night’s mainstage concert featuring performances by the dynamic Brazilian trumpet legend Claudio Roditi, in a quartet setting with Seattle’s iconic pianist / composer Jovino Santos-Neto’s trio, and saxophonist Hadley Caliman with his quintet. The perennially-packed Friday night Ballard Jazz Walk features 15 bands in 11 venues along historic Ballard Avenue and will showcase some of the nation’s finest musicians who happen to make their homes in the Northwest.
The festival kicks off with 2 nights of themed events at Ballard’s Sunset Tavern – Wednesday evening’s Brotherhood of the Drum features bands led by some of the premier drummers of the region, and on Thursday, The Guitar Summit, with internationally-acclaimed guitarists from around the globe. Wrapping up the festival is a Sunday morning Swedish Pancake Jazz Brunch at the Nordic Heritage Museum along with an auto show presented by Washington’s vintage Volvo Sports Club.
Link: http://www.ballardjazzfestival.com for more information.
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