Burien Arts’ 2nd Annual Highline Vintage Jazz Festival Is Saturday, Feb. 20th
Burien Arts is holding its second annual all-day Highline Vintage Jazz Festival with two sessions on Saturday, Feb. 20 at the Highline Performing Arts Center, located at 401 South 152nd Street in Burien.
The all-day music fest will feature two unique three-hour performances, the first from 2pm â€“ 5pm and the second from 7pm â€“ 10pm, with some of the regionâ€™s most well-known jazz musicians playing Dixieland, swing, solo stride piano, gypsy jazz and more.
Tickets to the event cost just $20 per show or $35 for a full-day pass, and are available through Brown Paper Tickets here.
Identical twin banjo pickers The Canote Brothers will MC.
Matinee performance musicians will include:
MATINEE (2:00 â€“ 5:00 pm):
- Holotradband: Traditional / Dixieland
- Tony Marcus and Patrice Haan (Leftover Dreams): Swing Standards
- Pearl Django: Gypsy Jazz
- Rouge: French Cabaret
EVENING SHOW (7:00 to 10:00 pm):
- Harley’s Horns A’Plenty: Swing Standards
- Ray Skjelbred: Stride piano
- Uptown Lowdown Jazz Band: Traditional / Dixieland
- Del Rey & Craig Flory: Blues /Jazz/Traditional
The Festival will also feature:
- Outdoor musical entertainment
- 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 Artsâ€™ 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:
â€œThe Highline Vintage Jazz Festival will fill a void in the local festival scene.
To my knowledge, until nowÂ the Puget Sound area has not providedÂ a showcase forÂ multiple styles of early jazz in one event.
As Burien emerges as one of the new vital places for theÂ arts in the region, we pay tribute to the peopleÂ who moved here and grew the community during the Big Band era, and offer a faithful rendering of the music of their youth.â€
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.
Tickets to the event are available online through Brown Paper Tickets (www.brownpapertickets.com) or by calling: 1-800-838-3006. Tickets will also be available at the door on the day of the festival.
Here are some videos shot at last year’s fest featuring the Bulldog Brass Band: