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Tula's Jazz Club: Soliloquy to a Seattle Jazz Institution

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It was the tail end of a long weekend. Temperatures had risen to 80 degrees under a sunny only-in-Seattle blue sky, the waterways and markets humming with a sea of humanity. It was not a night one would expect many to venture into the quiet, dark solitude of Tula's Jazz Club, where for nearly 26 years the best of Seattle's vibrant jazz scene had come to roost. The scene up and down Second Avenue in Belltown was its usual interesting ...

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Tula's Jazz Club: A Seattle Tradition in the Making

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Life in the Pacific Northwest is hauntingly similar to jazz music itself, from that which is inward, deep in the recesses of our collective soul, to the outward expressionism as a ray of sunlight, an exaltation of joy, harmony expressed in the deep, deep blue of sentient life, and of our enlightened sky. High notes expressed in tall mountain peaks, deep tones expressed by deep, dark waters, all while Tahoma sits like Buddha, the near autumn clouds acting as a ...

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Michael Blake's Hellbent, Earshot Jazz event at Tula's

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Michael Blake's Hellbent Tula's Jazz Club Seattle, WA February 24, 2007 Michael Blake last played in Seattle during the 2002 Earshot Jazz Festival with The Herbie Nichols Project, a group spawned by The Jazz Composers Collective. This reviewer covered the Nichols show for Coda magazine (Issue 309, May/June 2003). Let's hope that the wait between performances won't be quite so long next time. Originally from Montreal, Quebec, Canada--he was born ...

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Greta Matassa: Live at Tula's

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Greta Matassa is a Seattle-based jazz singer who evidently has a strong following and some valid credentials from the prestigious Earshot Magazine. This publication named Matassa as Best Female Jazz Vocalist for multiple years in the Pacific Northwest area. This album, recorded live at Tula's, the popular downtown Seattle jazz club, offers thirteen standards backed by her trio.The session begins promisingly with “Save Your Love From Me" from the Buddy Johnson songbook (but more popularized by the Cannonball ...

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Tula's: Seattle Jazz Club

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On the east side of Second Avenue, between Blanchard and Bell St., there's something for everyone. For the rockers there's The Crocodile; for the mods there's The Lava Lounge; for margaritas there's Mama's Mexican Kitchen; an for the best local jazz six nights a week, there's Tula's.With blinds drawn and only a modest blue neon sign over the entrance, Tula's can be easily missed, yet once you open her tinted glass doors and step inside-away from the noisy, ...


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