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At Tula’s, the last stand of the jazz open jam
January 27, 2009, 10:54 am
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tulasSeattle Times:
The static popularity of jazz, the economics of hosting live music, the current recession — all have taken their toll on places like Tula’s, and in particular, on the open jam, a timeless ritual of jazz. Starting in February, Tula’s will have only two open jams per month instead of one every week. Once upon a time, Tula’s hosted two a week. For the amateurs who get those few minutes to perform on the stage, the opportunity is priceless. “It’s a gift,” said retired schoolteacher Kathleen Donnelly, who has been singing at Tula’s for five years. “Not just the chance to work with such talented musicians, but musicians who are so accepting and supportive.”

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