Rizal Club


605 1/2 S. King St., corner 6th Ave. S.

A Filipino social club founded by Demetrio Ente, the Rizal operated as a taxi dance establishment in 1933, with its own orchestra. The Moonlight Serenaders, a Filipino band featuring saxophonist Eusebio Francisco Osias, played there often. Ente moved the club to Stockton in 1937 but in the 1943 it was reopened in Seattle by Charlie Beale, who featured mainline Jackson Street jazz musicians such as Al Pierre, Tootie Boyd, Bob Russell and Dee Dee Hackett.

Building Tradition: Pan-Asian Seattle and Life in the Residential Hotels (print only). Jackson Street After Hours (print only).