HCJF2015 Vintage Jazz Films will add new a dimension to the 7th annual Highline Classic Jazz Festival, which will be held on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 3 – 11 p.m. This year’s fest will be a “Jazz Walk” with music at five downtown Burien businesses, plus vintage jazz films at the 42-seat Tin Theater (with bar), all within easy walking distance on SW 152nd Street. Here are the eye-popping facts:

  • 21 Jazz and Blues bands
  • 5 Music Stages plus Vintage Films
  • All for a single cover charge of only $20
The bands: 200 Trio, Brian Butler & Paul Green, Casey MacGill’s High Five, Eric Madis, Fred Hoadley Trio, Gail Pettis Trio, Greg Ruby Quartet, Holotradband, Jacqueline Tabor Quintet, The Jelly Rollers, Jovino Santos Neto Quinteto, Jump Ensemble, Kate Voss/Birch Pereira, Leah Natale & Ambience, Monty Banks, Orville Johnson, Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers”, Ryan Burns Trio, Susan Pascal Quartet, Uptown Lowdown Jazz Band, Zydeco Rex. Visit any of the venues, pay a $20 cover, get a hand stamp, and get into all the other venues just by showing your hand stamp. We are looking for a few enthusiastic volunteers. All volunteer jobs are in the music venues, so no one misses out, and of course volunteers get a free hand stamp. If you’re interested in helping out, send an email to llh@lanceandlaurie.net . In addition to five music venues presenting a total of twenty-one jazz bands playing a variety of classic jazz styles from Dixieland to Cool Jazz, The Tin Theater will host two showings of vintage jazz films:
  • 3:30 – 4:15 Jazz Movie Juke Box: Jazz masters swing again in a medley of rare footage from features, shorts, cartoons, and real movie juke box clips. Satch, Duke, Fats and more, on original 16mm film, with commentary by filmmaker and jazz historian Joe Vinikow.
  • 4:45 – 5:30 Jazz Women on Film: Priceless appearances by peerless performers, on pristinely preserved prints. Ella, Billie, Lena and more light up the screen, in rarely seen footage from the Golden Age of Jazz. Joe Vinikow presents, with Q&A to follow. Not to be missed!
The 5 music venues (all within easy walking distance on SW 152nd St., Burien):
  • “Dance Hall” featuring danceable Dixieland, Swing and Zydeco at St.Elizabeth’s Church
  • “World Jazz Stage” with Gypsy Jazz and Latin Jazz at the 909/913 Courtyard
  • “Acoustic Blues Stage” presenting small groups and soloists at Burien Arts Gallery
  • “Bistro” featuring a variety of vocalists, Latin and Straight Ahead Jazz at Frankie’s
  • “Cool City” hosting small groups with a contemporary twist on Jazz Standards at HomeTask
For complete information on bands, venues and schedule, please visit www.highlineclassicjazz.comThe Highline Classic Jazz Festival is presented by Burien Arts Association.]]>
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