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Tag: Tacoma Jazz and Blues Festival


Critic’s picks: Tacoma Jazz and Blues Fest, Salish Sea Early Music, “Tony ‘n’ Tina’s Wedding” at Rialto and “Flux” at 253Collective

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Three stages featuring bands like the Johnny Lewis Big Band, Roadside Attraction, Arthur Migliazz, and Rich Wetzel’s Higher Jazz Orchestra with Mike Vax make up the annual free Tacoma Jazz and Blues Festival this Saturday. 12:30-6 p.m. May 25 (8-11:30 p.m. at Stonegate). Free (or by donation). The Swiss, 1904 S. Jefferson Ave., Tacoma. The Harmon Brewery, 1938 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. Stonegate Pizza and Rum Bar, 5419 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma. tacomajazzandblues.org

Salish Sea Early Music  Festival does guitar and flute

Hear John Schneidermann on baroque guitar and Jeffrey Cohan on eight-keyed 1820 baroque flute playing duos by composer Mauro Guiliani. 7 p.m. May 30. $15-$20 donation/$5 university students/free for 18 and under. Trinity Lutheran Church, 12115 Park Ave. S., Tacoma. 253-537-0201, salishseafestival.org

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Jazz and Blues Fest rocks Tacoma this weekend at Freighthouse Square, the Harmon and Stonegate

It’s back – the annual Tacoma Jazz and Blues Festival, rocking Freighthouse Square and two other venues all day Saturday, and all for free.

Freighthouse Square is the best jumping-off place, hosting both the Big Band Stage (upstairs in the Rainier Room) and free parking. Catch the light rail to the Blues Stage at the Harmon Pub on Pacific Avenue, and then drive down South Tacoma Way to the Stonegate restaurant and bar for the evening stage.

In the line-up this year: regular favorites like Rich Wetzel’s Groovin’ Higher Jazz Orchestra (5 p.m., Stonegate), Maia Santell

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