The Bellevue Jazz Festival, which runs May 27-31, has added blues to its name and roster this year. That means headliners will include Booker T. Jones and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Jones, famous for his funky 1962 organ hit, “Green Onions,” with the group Booker T. and the MG’s, has enjoyed a comeback in recent years. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band was at the forefront of the New Orleans brass brand revival of the 1980s.
The Bellevue Jazz and Blues Festival is presented by the Bellevue Downtown Association. In addition to headliners, the Bellevue festival showcases an array of high school and middle school jazz students from Puget Sound.
Here is the schedule so far:
McTuff — 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 27, at Bake’s Place, 155 108th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; $15 (425-454-2776 or
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Lloyd Jones Struggle — 7 & 9:30 p.m., Thursday, May 28, at Bake’s Place; $20.
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band –7 & 9:30 p.m., Friday, May 29, at the Theatre at Meydenbauer Center11100 N.E. Sixth St.,
Bellevue; $$15-$25 (425-637-1020 or www.meydenbauer.com).
Booker T. Jones — 7 & 9:30 p.m., Saturday, May 30, at the Theatre at Meydenbauer Center; $20-$35.
For further information see bellevuedowntown.com. Tickets will go on sale shortly.