514 S. Jackson St.

Seatle pianist Elmer Gill felt that the Jackson Street clubs had an often unwarrantted reputation as unsavory dives, so he decided to open a proper restaurant in the district where food as well as top-flight jazz would be served. He and guiarist Al Turay and bassist Al Larkins formed a trio that held forth through much of the ’50s. One of Gill’s innovations was a 6 a.m. “Jam For Breakfast” show for the rounders who’d been out all night and wanted cap off the night with a bite to eat. Lines woud wrap around the corner, waiting to get in.

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