Greg Piper’s Event Journal

Jazzfest 041513
Saturday June 1, 2013 / 7:30pm
Bellevue Jazz Festival
3 tickets
Reserved Seating "Memorial Day"

How was your experience?

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Cyrus Chestnut and Stefon Harris were great - Stefon is a treat to watch because of his chaotic yet precise flurry of mallets over the vibraphone. The venue has pretty good views from anywhere in the room, the sound was good, and they played a decently full set. Only real issue was a lot of the audience weren't really people used to the manners of a jazz show - kept getting up to leave during the songs (presumably to pee). It would have been nice if Cyrus and Stefon had stuck around to meet people after the show - maybe they did and just didn't announce it - but it was a very good show and I want to see both of them again ASAP.