Ballard Jazz Festival

Each year Ballard Jazz Festival presents 4 days of music in downtown Ballard showcasing Seattle's world-class jazz musicians, inviting emerging national jazz artists and featuring the living legends of jazz who might not otherwise have a performance opportunity in Seattle. A festival run by working jazz musicians, our goal is to continue to build relationships between our attendees, the local jazz musicians and the Ballard community.

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Address:8649 Island Drive South
Seattle, WA 98118
Phone Number:206-219-3649
The Ballard Jazz Festival started with a single-night "Jazz Walk" featuring 5 groups in 5 venues for a single ticket. Over the past 12 years we've expanded to 5 events over 4 days, hosted in 15 venues and featuring over 100 musicians performing (primarily Northwest musicians). We've partnered with The Nordic Heritage Museum to host our Mainstage Concert and have created "Ballard-centric" and family-friendly events such as our "Swedish Pancake Jazz Brunch and Classic Volvo Car Show." The festival is now internationally recognized as one of the premier jazz events in the Northwest.