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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, April 9, 2012

Tickets for Jazzfest on sale

Booker T. Jones will perform on June 1.Tickets to the headline performances at the 2012 Bellevue Jazz Festival, with the Hubert Laws Quintet headlining, are now on sale. Individual ticket prices are $34 ($17 for students). The festival's "Theatre Package" offers the best value, with preferred seating to all three shows for $78.

Tickets will be available for purchase online at bellevuejazz.com or by phone from Brown Paper Tickets at 800-838-3006. The headline performances will be held at the 410-seat Theatre at Meydenbauer Center.

Festival Headliners

  • Clayton Brothers Quintet, Thursday, May 31, 8 p.m.
  • Booker T. Jones, Friday, June 1, 8 p.m.
  • Hubert Laws Quintet, Saturday, June 2, 8 p.m.

Celebrating its fifth year, the Jazz Festival will again feature more than 40 free performances by top Seattle- and Bellevue-area jazz musicians at venues throughout downtown Bellevue. The full festival schedule will be released in May.

The KPLU School of Jazz Rising Stars will cap the weekend on Sunday, June 3, with a 6 p.m. performance at the new Bake's Place. Tickets for this show will be available from Brown Paper Tickets closer to the performance date.

The Bellevue Downtown Association (BDA) produces the annual Bellevue Jazz Festival and collaborates on artist selection with Earshot Jazz Executive Director John Gilbreath. This year's festival sponsors include the City of Bellevue, Microsoft, 4Culture, KING 5, KPLU 88.5, 425 Magazine, 91.3 KBCS and the Bellevue Reporter.

The BDA is a nonprofit membership organization charged with leading the evolution of downtown Bellevue as the economic and cultural heart of the Eastside.

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