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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, March 21, 2013

Chestnut headlines Jazzfest

The Cyrus Chestnut Trio, Kendrick Scott Oracle and Carlos Cascante y su Tumbao will headline this year's edition of the Bellevue Jazz Festival, May 29-June 2, the Bellevue Downtown Association announced Monday. Now in its sixth year, the festival will feature more than 40 ticketed and free performances by top national and regional jazz musicians at Meydenbauer Center and downtown bars and restaurants.

Produced by the nonprofit BDA, the event features artist selections made in collaboration with John Gilbreath, executive director for the Earshot Jazz Festival.

Headliners

Cyrus Chestnut performs.Thursday, May 30
Carlos Cascante y su Tumbao
Bake's Place
Two Shows: 7 and 9:30 p.m. ($15)

Friday, May 31
Kendrick Scott Oracle
plus Evan Flory-Barnes'; On Loving, The Muse and Family
Theatre at Meydenbauer Center
7:30 p.m. ($24 / $12 student)

Saturday, June 1
Cyrus Chestnut Trio with special guest Stefon Harris
Theatre at Meydenbauer Center
7:30 p.m. ($30 / $15 student)

The headliner performances will be at the 410-seat Theatre at Meydenbauer Center and Bake's Place, a live music and dining venue. Tickets will go on sale in April through Brown Paper Tickets.

The full festival schedule will be released in May. More festival information, including ticket sale updates, will be available at bellevuejazz.com.

2013 Bellevue Jazz Festival sponsors include the City of Bellevue, Microsoft, 4Culture, KING 5, and KPLU 88.5.

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