Rich Wetzel’s big band orchestra plays free at the Harmon this weekend, plus a new jazz meet-up site
Rich Wetzel’s inspired to pack out the Harmon pub in Tacoma with jazz fans on Saturdays. After a successful debut there in July, the trumpeter’s Groovin’ Higher Orchestra will play a cover-free gig there this Saturday night.
“We want to prove that a big band jazz-rock and Latin orchestra can pack the place again, that July was not a fluke,” says Wetzel. “We know and believe that if more club owners get a chance to hear and see that booking jazz on a prime night works, it helps the whole community.”
Wetzel has also created a new community …