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"Secret History of Jackson Street Jazz"

"Secret History of Jackson Street Jazz"

Duration:1 hour total
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

I have covered jazz for The Seattle Times since 1982 and have written two award-winning books about jazz: "Jackson Street After Hours: The Roots of Jazz in Seattle" (Sasquatch, 1993) and "Shall We Play That One Together: The Life and Art of Jazz Piano Legend Marian McPartland" (St. Martin's, 2012). In 1984, I co-founded the Seattle jazz non-profit, Earshot Jazz, and in 2002 was inducted into the…
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What we’ll do

On the "Secret History of Jackson Street Jazz" tour, we will explore Seattle's historic jazz district, which nurtured the careers of Quincy Jones, Ray Charles, Ernestine Anderson, Jimi Hendrix and a host of others. The scene's main stem was Jackson Street, from the Chinatown International District up to 12th Avenue South. Though the original clubs are long gone, we will see the art deco murals in…

What to bring

Good walking shoes and, depending on weather, an umbrella and/or raincoat!

Where you'll be

We'll start at the site of the old Chinese Gardens, on Seventh Avenue South, then tour the Chinatown International District sites, including the Ubangi Club, Black Elks, Congo Room, Ebony, Tokiwa Hotel, Basin Street, and Club Royale. Then we'll walk up South Jackson Street to 12th Avenue South to the sites of the Black and Tan, Entertainer's Club, Frank Waldron's studio, Al's Lucky Hour, the Rocking Chair and Washington Hall.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 14 guests aged 18 and up can attend.
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"Secret History of Jackson Street Jazz"
New experience
€24 / person
New experience
€24 / person