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Tula's Restaurant and Jazz Club:

May 29, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Critical Mass return to Tula’s on May 29 with one of the world’s greatest saxophonists, PETE CHRISTLIEB. Pete now lives in the Seattle area after a long career in Los Angeles, where he was a star of the jazz scene, and one of Hollywood’s most successful studio musicians. You may not know it, but you’ve heard Pete’s tenor sax many times: he’s a featured soloist in hundreds of movie scores, in bands backing many famous vocalists; and as a long-time member of the Tonight Show Band. (When Johnny Carson returned from commercials, Pete was often that burning soloist you heard.) Pete has been a headliner at jazz clubs and festivals throughout the world! (See his Wikipedia page for more details).

Pete is familiar to Northwest jazz fans, as he’s been a mainstay at the Port Townsend Jazz Festival for three decades, where he has always attracted a large following, serving as coach and mentor for thousands of jazz workshop students. Pete never fails to dazzle audiences with rollicking bebop improvisations and his huge, warm sound. Equally adept at blistering up-tempo swing and lush ballads, Pete is a true master of the tenor saxophone. (Want proof? Listen to this live performance of “But Beautiful” on YouTube.) Pete’s wife, trombonist Linda Small, will also join us on a few tunes.

May 29th will be an evening of great music and a wonderful opportunity for Critical Mass to perform with one of the greatest stars in the world of jazz. We hope you will join us! But make your reservations early to get a good table and enjoy Tula’s fine dinner menu. This one is sure to be a sellout!

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
7:30 to 10:00 p.m.
$20 cover charge
Tula’s Jazz Club
2214 Second Avenue
Call 206.443.4221 for reservations.