Tula’s Restaurant, 8:30pm
Butch Thompson Trio

Jazz-historian pianist Thompson has enjoyed four decades of renown in a panoply of settings, including as a regular on A Prairie Home Companion. He joins the Puget Sound Traditional Jazz Society and Seattle trad specialists Holo Trad Jazz in varied combos at Ballard Elks, and brings his trio to Tula’s.

Triple Door, 7pm & 9:30pm
Cedar Walton Trio

For half a century, from his playing on Coltrane’s seminal Giant Steps to stints with Lee Morgan, the Jazz Messengers, and beyond, pianist Cedar Walton has crafted a gorgeous and peerless urban idiom.
$24 general / $22 discount

Seattle Art Museum, 8pm
Cuong Vu Trio

Few trumpeters inspire as much excitement as this richly melodic Pat Metheny sideman and recent add to the UW jazz faculty. He premieres Earshot-commissioned work for his heralded trio with drummer Ted Poor and remarkable bassist Stomu Takeishi.

Earshot Jazz Festival, Live Jazz