A note from Bill Anschell:

Just a quick note to let you know my trio, featuring bassist Phil Sparks and drummer Gary Hobbs, will be playing at Tula’s this Saturday evening. Both are great musicians; Phil was my long-time bandmate at the New Orleans, and I’ve worked with Gary in Susan Pascal’s quintet and Chuck Deardorf’s trio. This is the first time all three of us will play together.

Tula’s is in the headlines right now for being in the path of a wrecking ball, part of a large Belltown complex that will be remade into residential units. If you’ve never been there, or haven’t been there lately, it’s worth an evening just to see what a great venue it’s become, thanks mainly to the efforts of General Manager Jason Moore. It will be a terrible loss to me and all the other pianists in town; it’s probably the only jazz club in the world with an owner who tunes the piano religiously. That piano also happens to be a really nice instrument in a room with good sound and looks; it has no equal among clubs dedicated to Seattle artists.

Whether you come for the music or to pay tribute to the venue, it would be great to see you there. $16 cover; music from 7:30 to around 11:00 pm. Reservations are a good idea (206-443-4221), especially if you’d like to pick your table. Visit www.tulas.com for all the details.


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