First-Ever Highline Vintage Jazz Festival Is Sat., May 2nd (2009)

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(THIS IS FROM 2009):

Burien Arts is holding its first annual Highline Vintage Jazz Festival on Saturday, May 2nd at the Highline Performing Arts Center, located at 401 South 152nd Street (map below).

The all-day music fest will feature two unique three-hour performances, the first from 2pm-5pm and the second from 7pm-10pm, with some of the region’s most well-known jazz musicians playing Dixieland, swing, solo stride piano, gypsy jazz and more!

Tickets to the event cost $20 per show or $35 for a full day pass, and are available through Brown Paper Tickets (<–click to order safely online).

Identical twin banjo pickers The Canote Brothers will MC.

Matinee performance musicians will include:

Evening performances boasts a seperate line-up of impressive jazz musicians including:

The Festival will also feature:

  • Outdoor musical entertainment
  • Dancers
  • Great food
  • Raffle prizes
  • Free transportation to and from local restaurants and bars (which will likely be having specials for festival-goers)
  • And more!

The Highline Vintage Jazz Festival is the brainchild of Burien Arts’ board member and fixture in the local music scene, Lance Haslund. Lance is a part-time musician and lifetime lover of all music, particularly jazz. He has been promoter of small concerts in the Burien area for several years and says:

“The Highline Vintage Jazz Festival will fill a void in the local festival scene.  To my knowledge, until now the Puget Sound area has not provided a showcase for multiple styles of early jazz in one event.  As Burien emerges as one of the new vital places for the arts in the region, we pay tribute to the people who moved here and grew the community during the Big Band era, and offer a faithful rendering of the music of their youth.”

Burien Arts is a local non-profit dedicated to enriching the community by providing engaging and innovative arts programming to the Highline region and beyond. Vitally active since 1965, Burien Arts maintains a crucial role in the artistic fabric of the community. In addition to hosting the Highline Vintage Jazz Festival, Burien Arts also: runs a vibrant art gallery, manages the South King County High School Arts Program and Education Annex, supports a summer performing arts series, and partners with other arts groups, civic organizations and the City of Burien to bring exciting art installations and community festivals to the region.

Tickets to the event are available online through Brown Paper Tickets or by calling: 1-800-838-3006.

Walk-up sales can be made at Allusia in downtown Burien, located at 921 S.W. 152nd Street in Olde Burien.

For more information, please check, call 206-244-7808 or email [email protected].

To give you a taste of what kind of music you can expect, here are some audio and video clips of artists scheduled to appear:

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