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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3 TULA’S, 7:30PM
Randy Halberstadt Quintet
$12 general, $10 members/seniors, $6 studentsCall 206-443-4221 for reservations.

Randy HalberstadtLong a major figure on the Seattle jazz scene, versatile and creative pianist Randy Halberstadt is a full professor at Cornish College of the Arts, teaching jazz theory, vocal standards and private lessons there since 1983 and also is on the faculties of the Blaine Jazz Festival and Centrum Jazz Workshop, Port Townsend. 

He is the pianist with the Seattle Jazz Repertory Orchestra has worked with many jazz greats - Herb Ellis, Nick Brignola, Don Lanphere, Roswell Rudd, Julian Priester, John Stowell, Buddy de Franco, Slide Hampton, Pete Christlieb and Terry Gibbs among them.

Also a talented composer and arranger, his hip “Bad Bud” has been heard for 13 years on KPLU. Inner Voice, his 1991 CD for Pony Boy Records, focuses on original works for jazz piano trio. 

Halberstadt is also the author of Metaphors For The Musician: Perspectives from a Jazz Pianist, which has received excellent response from educators, students, musicians and the jazz press. 

At Tula’s, the quintet featuring alto saxophonist Mark Taylor, trumpeter and flügelhornist Thomas Marriott, bassist Jeff Johnson and drummer Mark Ivester, will include music from their new Origin CD, Flashpoint.

“I love hearing Randy play,” said Jessica Williams. “He has humor, drama, conviction, and a sense purpose in his approach to music.”

-Bill Barton
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