The first Ballard Jazz Festival took place in 2003. The most recent Ballard Jazz Festival (the fourteenth annual) took place this past May. In the intervening years the festival has grown, continued to get better and better and is now internationally known.
We hope that a live studio session with The Ballard Jazz Festival All-Stars also becomes an annual event. Just before this year’s festival, the All-Stars came in to the KPLU performance to talk about the event and to give us a taste of some of the terrific jazz we’d be hearing all over Ballard. And now you can taste it, too.
The Ballard Jazz Festival All-Stars
Matt Jorgensen – drums
Thomas Marriott – trumpet
Mark Taylor – sax
John Hansen – piano
Michael Glynn – bass