Boss Tenors plays live at The Spar April 3rd, 6PM

Introducing Boss Tenors, a dynamic quartet channeling the timeless spirit of classic 1960s two-tenor albums. Featuring tenor saxophonists Ted Dortch and Cliff Colon, this Seattle based ensemble, accompanied by Joe Doria on Hammond B3 organ and Max Holmberg on drums, pays homage to legends like Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Johnny Griffin, Sonny Stitt, Sonny Rollins, and Gene Amons. Embracing the blues, soulful melodies, and high-energy swing, Boss Tenors revives the essence of a bygone era. With a nod to the iconic “Boss Tenors” album (Sonny Stitt/Gene Amons), their music is a powerful fusion of tradition and innovation, transporting audiences to the golden age of jazz with every soul-stirring note.

The Spar 2121 N 30th St, Tacoma, WA 98403


Hammond organist Joe Doria brings together some of the best of the NW music scene to create a powerful and jaw-dropping funk and jazz sound like you’ve never heard, exhibiting a mix of stellar musicianship, seasoned songwriting and deep groove where no musical stone gets unturned. McTuff is best experienced LIVE. It’s a movin’ and groovin’ adventure that you will not soon forget.

SKERIK owns a studio in Seattle and records regularly as a session musician, horn arranger and soloist. He also continues to tour all over the world.

Originally from Bristol, RI, Eric Bloom has become one of the most diverse trumpet players in the country.  In 2011 Eric joined “Lettuce”, one of the most critically-acclaimed funk bands in the world today. Their last album “Crush”, released in 2015 was widely received amongst musicians and fans alike. In 2014, EBB moved to New Orleans and quickly made a name for himself in the Crescent City. In 2016, he played trumpet on Aaron Neville’s newest album, “Apache” and also won a Grammy for playing trumpet on Jon Cleary’s latest album, “Go-Go Juice”. When Eric is not on the road with “Lettuce”, he can be seen performing around New Orleans with a number of artists ranging from the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Preservation Hall, Stanton Moore Trio, or his own groups Sonic Bloom and Eric Benny Bloom & The Melodies.