Burien Arts’ Fourth Annual Classic Jazz Festival will be held on Saturday, March 10th from 3 p.m. – 10 p.m., and will offer a Big Program at its new location, The Landmark Event Center in Des Moines.
There will be more music with 11 bands participating in two music venues, and more styles of music including Straight Ahead Jazz classics, early and mid-20th century jazz styles, from Dixieland, Gypsy Jazz and Western Swing to Big Band Swing.
This great jazz experience will include Concerts, Dancing, Food and Drink, as well as Jam Sessions!
The bands include:
- Del Rey & Matt Weiner
- Echoes of Harlem Orchestra
- Gail Pettis
- Glenn Crytzer & His Syncopators
- The Jangles
- Jennifer Scott Trio
- Mount Rainier High School Jazz Band
- Pearl Django
- Susan Pascal with Greta Matassa
- Uptown Lowdown Jazz Band
The two music venues allow for more concerts. Comfortable close-up seating in the Auditorium will keep these concerts intimate. There will be dancing in the Banquet Hall, and the elegant living room will be the site for jam sessions.
A full dinner will be provided by EJ’s Catering and there will be a no-host bar.
“Jazz lovers will have a lot to like about the new and improved festival,” said Festival Director Lance Haslund.
Tickets are $35 for adults, $30 for seniors and military, and FREE for youth 18 and under.
Tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets or by calling Burien Arts at 206-244-7808. They will also be available at the Highline Jazz Festival Booth at the annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival, sponsored by the Des Moines Rotary and held in the Landmark Event Center March 2-4, 2012 and at the door the day of the event.
Reduced admission is offered with the donation of a band instrument to Music4Life, a community service activity of Highline Rotary clubs providing musical instruments and other resources needed to expand elementary school music programs.
For $100.00 individual sponsors will receive two adult tickets, reserved seating and reserved or valet parking, two drink tickets, access to the band hospitality room, and more.
The fourth annual Festival is presented by Burien Arts, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing affordable access to visual and performing arts in the Burien/Highline area, and by Landmark Event Center, a 1926 historic building overlooking Puget Sound. It is sponsored by Cedarbrook Lodge & Copperleaf Restaurant, 4Culture, SoKing Internet Radio, Alaska Airlines, and the City of Burien, Parks, Recreation and Culture.
The Landmark Event Center is located at 23660 Marine View Drive South, Des Moines, WA 98198.