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Jared Hall: Hallways

Read "Hallways" reviewed by Paul Rauch

It has been a long road for trumpeter/composer Jared Hall. That road has been a path cloistered in jazz education, starting in his native Spokane, WA studying with Dan Keberle at Whitworth University, to his masters completion at Indiana University under David Baker.

At that point, Hall had a decision to make, in terms ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jay Thomas / Gary Smulyan: Lowdown Hoedown

Read "Lowdown Hoedown" reviewed by Paul Rauch

Sometimes the most joyous and satisfying things in life occur in the light of pure happenstance. Such was the case when New York based baritone saxophone master Gary Smulyan ventured west in the 90's to perform and teach at the Jazz Port Townsend Festival in Washington state, in those days directed by veteran saxman, Bud Shank. ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

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

Read "Tula's Jazz Club: A Seattle Tradition in the Making" reviewed by Paul Rauch

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 ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

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

Read "Michael Blake's Hellbent, Earshot Jazz event at Tula's" reviewed by Bill Bennett

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 ...

Greta Matassa: Live at Tula's

Read "Live at Tula's" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

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 ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Tula's: Seattle Jazz Club

Read "Tula's: Seattle Jazz Club" reviewed by Jason West

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 ...