History proves that music can shape a city's trajectory. Great communities, as much as they build skyward, must cultivate and nurture a thriving creative base. The experience of live music - and jazz specifically - is the perfect medium to celebrate community and open our city to the creative power of music.
Welcome to the 2013 Bellevue Jazz 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.
This five-day event relies on the strong support of the community and our partners - but most of all you, the audience. You are an essential player in this tradition and fill a critical role in strengthening the creative heart of Bellevue and the region.
From jam sessions to Theatre performances, live music inspires us and creates lasting memories. It helps us discover meaning and enjoyment through the artistic creation of sound. But most of all, it's about a community coming together to make music and its culture a top priority.
We hope these memories and this festival experience bring you back craving more. Bring your friends and family to Downtown Bellevue the week after Memorial Day weekend where our city will be alive with jazz.