Welcome to the 2017 Bellevue Jazz & Blues Festival! We invite you to explore and share your passion for live music at the Eastside's premier showcase for top national and regional artists as well as our next generation of rising stars. Take time to enjoy Downtown Bellevue with its many outstanding restaurants and venues supporting this festival.
The festival is produced by the Bellevue Downtown Association, a non-profit membership organization charged with leading the evolution of Downtown Bellevue as the economic and cultural heart of the Eastside. The 2017 Bellevue Jazz & Blues Festival sponsors are the City of Bellevue, Microsoft, Washington Federal, Bellevue Arts Museum, KNKX 88.5 FM, Bellevue Reporter, 425 Magazine and Gravity Creative.2017 Headlining Artists:Catherine Russell
7:30 p.m. Friday, June 2 | Meydenbauer Center Theatre
Tickets on Sale March 23rd | $30 (Students $15)
Catherine Russell is a one of a kind musician and vocalist. She has toured the world and performed or recorded with David Bowie, Paul Simon, Cyndi Lauper and many others. Her voice is full blown femininity incarnate, radiating interpretive power to jazz and blues standards from the 1920s as well as the music of today. Russells album Harlem On My Mind was nominated for a 2017 Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album.