Meet the 2015 Seattle Jazz Hero: Mack Waldron (via KPLU)

On April first, the Jazz Journalists Association announced its list of 2015 Jazz Heroes: advocates, altruists, activists, aiders and abettors of jazz who have had significant impact in their local communities.

The ‘Jazz Hero’ awards, made annually on the basis of nominations from community members, are presented in conjunction with the JJA’s annual Jazz Awards honoring significant achievements in jazz music and journalism and with the month-long celebration of JazzApril.

Elliott “Mack” Waldron is the proprietor of Tula’s Restaurant and Jazz Club in Seattle, which for two decades has featured local and regional jazz musicians seven nights a week, filling an important cultural niche here.

“It had always been my dream to own a jazz club,” he’s said.

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