Washington Hall

Historic Seattle

After being closed for renovations, Washington Hall, a legendary jazz and performance venue and gathering space in Seattle's Central District,  is set to re-open today. Historic Seattle has spent $10 million refurbishing the hall, which will be open to the public from 5 - 8 p.m.

In 2014, Florangela Davila produced this radio feature story about Washington Hall and its importance to Seattle's early jazz scene. 

Puget Sound Regional Archives

Seattle had more than two dozen jazz clubs at the height of the jazz era. Only one of them is still catering to live music: the 100-year-old Washington Hall.