See You Out There

BTJones2BELLEVUE  JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL The 2015 Bellevue Jazz & Blues Festival celebrates community and the creative power of music. You’re invited to explore and share your passion for live jazz and blues at the Eastside’s premier showcase for top national and regional artists.

Featured Artists this year are McTuff; the Seattle-based funk and jazz band began in 2008 as an ode to jazz organ greats Jimmy Smith and Captain Jack McDuff. The three-person ensemble has two albums with a third slated for spring 2015; The Lloyd Jones Struggle, this six-member band combines New Orleans rhythm, the simplicity of Memphis music and the rawness of the blues all for the 21stcentury. Front man Lloyd Jones was inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame in 2007; The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, the world-traveling New Orleans brass band is celebrating 38 years of music influenced by jazz, blues, R&B and Afro-Latino genres; Booker T. Jones, an American multi-instrumentalist, four-time GRAMMY winner, recipient of the GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award and inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Musicians Hall of Fame.


New Music

GOLUB_TheVaultJEFF GOLUB – THE VAULT The posthumously released all-star Jeff Golub benefit album, The Vault, brings together reworked and previously unreleased versions of songs the guitarist recorded prior to being diagnosed with the rare brain disease progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) in 2014. A debilitating condition, led to his death in January 2015. Prior to his passing, however, several of Golub’s longtime friends and collaborators, including trumpeter Rick Braun, music executive Bud Harner, and producer/engineer Steven Miller, assisted Golub in compiling these tracks. Golub then handpicked many of his favorite artists to add their own contemporary style to the recordings and create something fresh. Although many of the songs on The Vault, such as “Funky Is as Funky Does,” off 1994′s Avenue Blue and “Groanin’,” off 1999′s Out of the Blue, will be familiar to Golub’s longtime fans, these are not the same tracks featured on the original albums. On the contrary, these are alternate versions reworked with newly recorded additions from such artists as Dave Koz, Mindi Abair, Kirk Whalum, Boney James, Jeff Lorber, Gerald Albright, Peter White, Richard Elliot, and others. Released on the heels of a live benefit concert held in New York City to raise funds to pay for Golub’s expenses, proceeds from sales of The Vault also go to Golub’s family. Ultimately, The Vault works as both a farewell from Golub and a soulful, uplifting tribute to his musical gifts.



Enter to Win!

jazzallyneon$100 Gift Certificate - JAZZ ALLEY
Enjoy live music at Seattle’s premiere jazz club and one of the longest running clubs in the nation. Each month an ever evolving calendar of world-class artists in various genres come through town to leave their mark in exciting performances.  Enter to win a gift certificate good for Sunday through Thursday shows.  Some restrictions apply.