This week Tula’s Jazz Club features two CD Release Parties featuring groups with Seattle and national connections.

On Wednesday, June 23, drummer Jon Wikan returns to town for the release of “American Rock Beauty” with Danish guitarist Torben Waldorff and New York saxophonist John Ellis.

Thursday night, June 24, Thomas Marriott celebrates the release of his new CD, “East-West Trumpet Summit“, which is currently #1 on the JazzWeek National Airplay Chart and was recently featured on NPR’s Morning Edition. The “East” portion of the Trumpet Summit is usually Ray Vega, but because of family commitments Vega wasn’t able to make this performance. In his absence, Vern Sielert (still “East” of Seattle as Sielert is now teaching in Idaho), will join the band which also features Bill Anschell on piano, Phil Sparks on bass and Matt Jorgensen on drums.

Make sure and call Tula’s and make a reservation for these events (206-443-4221).

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