by Katy Bourne

Singers looking for something to do on a Monday night might want to check out the regular Monday night vocal jam at Tula’s. The process is simple: Show up. Sign up. Sing. Each singer gets to perform 2 tunes. Different musicians from the local jazz scene host each session. There is always a pianist to accompany, and in the case of Darin Clendenin’s jams, there is even a full rhythm section. Singers have the opportunity to sing with some of the top jazz musicians in Seattle. Vocalists with all levels of experience are welcome. The vibe is very relaxed and supportive, and the scene is wonderfully fun hang. It is a great chance to try out new material, work out a tricky song or just have a good time. The musicians are the best in town, and you couldn’t ask for friendlier or more expert support. Many local singers have honed their chops at these very sessions. It’s a great place to learn, gain experience and meet other singers. In addition to all those positives, Tula’s has great food and a full-service bar, for those who enjoy a martini with their favorite jazz standard. The hosts for each week are as follows:

First Mondays: Greta Matassa with Randy Halberstadt
Second and Fourth Mondays: Darin Clendenin Trio
Third Mondays: Kelley Johnson with John Hansen

Vocal jams start at 8:00pm. Tula’s is located at 2214 Second Ave., Seattle, WA 98121. Phone is 206-443-42221. For more information about vocal jams and other events at Tula’s, check out

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