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TULA’s RESTAURANT & JAZZ CLUB
Featured in Downbeat Magazine’s Guide of 100 Great International Jazz Clubs, Tula’s is dedicated to local talent and has been the home for the best regional talent in the Northwest for the past 20 years. In a review of clubs around the country, jazz saxophonist and educator Wynton Marsalis said “This is a cool place, nice and small,” Comfortable as a living room. Tula’s is owned by a retired Navy band leader who named the club after his wife Tula. It fills an important niche in town and the Seattle Weekly has named it a “Top 50 Haunt”. The food is good, the cover reasonable and the music is always first class. Located in the heart of Belltown, with it’s ever changing landscape, Tula’s remains a staple on the jazz scene presenting music seven nights a week.
Waldron’s take on the state of jazz, as a jazz club owner spanning two de-cades, is resolutely optimistic: “Some people talk about the heyday of jazz as if it’s over,” he says, “but it’s what it’s always been. The jazz community here is very supportive.
“You see twenty-something couples here along with the older couples. We have new customers coming up. Jazz is also entertainment. Tere always seems to be room for entertainment.”
LIVE THIS WEEK
VALENTINES WITH GEOFFREY CASTLE – LIVE AT MARINE VEW
Geoffrey Castle is a pioneer on the electric six-string violin. From his beginnings as a street musician in New York City and Paris, he rose to play in the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of M. Butterfly. A theme of Castle’s career is to change people’s pre-conceived notions of what is possible on a violin, which he does every time he takes the stage. A bandleader, producer and solo artist with several critically acclaimed releases on the Twisted Fiddle Music label, Castle loves to bring his diverse background to his high-energy Celtic Celebrations. With a core band that features Darin Watkins on drums and Eric Robert on keyboards, this power trio creates a sound that is as unique as it is crowd pleasing. Appearing with Castle and his band is the much-acclaimed, soulful songstress Josephine Howell, adding to the ambiance of this Valentine Day’s concert.
ENTER TO WIN
DAVID SANBORN ELECTRIC BAND – JAZZ ALLEY
The music of Stevie Wonder, David Bowie, Paul Simon, James Brown, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton and The Rolling Stones all has a similar tone running throughout. It’s no coincidence that saxophonist David Sanborn has played with all of them. – NPR
David Sanborn has released 24 albums, won six Grammy Awards, and has had eight Gold albums and one Platinum album. Having inspired countless other musicians, Dave has worked in many genres that typically blend instrumental, pop, R&B, and lately, more and more traditional jazz. Sanborn returns to play Jazz Alley March 3-6th.