One of our true regional jazz giants – pianist Arnie Carruthers – will get the recognition he deserves later this month at the Spokane Falls Community College Jazz Festival.
The festival will be a tribute to Carruthers, who was an institution at the Davenport Hotel in Spokane, the Olympic Hotel in Seattle and the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles for many years. Then, when a stroke robbed him of the use of his left hand in 1974, he turned himself into a one-handed piano institution.
The Spokane Jazz Orchestra and SFCC Jazz Festival All-Stars will perform.
The festival will be March 19, 7 p.m. at the SFCC Music/Performing Arts Building No. 15, 3410 Ft. George Wright Drive. Tickets are $15, general admission, $10 for SFCC students and staff, available hrough TicketsWest.