174ff178-4010-4327-9b3b-81e5b2e43a5a-m-pride9(Asheville Citizen-Times)  It’s been a remarkable run, but Tressa’s Jazz and Blues will soon close after 22 years of floating jazz, funk and soul notes into the Asheville night.

April 25 was to be the last night of blues dancing at Tressa’s, local vocalist Jesse Barry posted on Facebook, hours before she would take the stage for that event.

“I will never forget what an impact Tressa’s club has had on my career,” she wrote. “I first sang there when I was probably 12 years old — thanks to Peggy Ratusz for hosting me at her female spotlight.”

The club’s proprietor Tressa Thornton confirmed the closure later with her own Facebook post: “After 22 years of good times and great music, Tressa’s is closing. Please join us this weekend and also this Tuesday, April 30th for last call at Tressa’s!”

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