Splintered from this thread: http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?p=2654761&posted=1#post2654761 I'd like to hear about jazz in your town, how much is there, what type is it, how many people are playing, how hard is it to break into, how's the radio, etc. I'm from Seattle, which some statements where made about that I was responding to. I'm happy to talk about it and hear about other places. For now, here's my response to the (hopefully) final post in the other thread: Yeah, I know a lot of people from Seattle who have moved to New York. It's the mecca. Some have stayed, some have come back or moved on. Whenever I'm in New York and talk to cats someone always askes me if I know people that they know back here. We've got some players. Doug Miller is a bassist who spend some number of years in New York and then moved here and settled. I think Geoff Harper was out there for a while. I may try the waters someday myself, but I'm not remotely ready and I'm able to play and grow here. There are a number of full time jazz clubs here; Dimetros is one and it does mostly cover touring acts. Tula's in the top local spot, The Triple Door is a great club and has both local and national acts. Then there are next tier places like Pies and Pints that has great acts. I'm going to see someone I play in another group with play at a place called Tost this weekend. They have music every night, but it's not always jazz. There are some untold number of places like that. Then there are hotel bars, other bars, pizza places, resturants, coffee houses. We have at least 3 jazz festivals in the city each year that I can think of at the moment, plus Port Townsend, which is just across the water, in the summer. Orgin Records and Pony Boy Records put out some really top local jazz and there are labels like Freetone and Collateral Jazz for more under the radar releases.