2016 Jazz Port Townsend Mainstage Shows Friday & Saturday

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The 42nd incarnation of Jazz Port Townsend provides the perfect opportunity to soak up a weekend of jazz in a seaside paradise and participate in a wide array of mainstage and nightclub performances. Grammy-winning Artistic Director John Clayton inspires a true sense of family that during this special week of events that showcases internationally-known performers in new and unexpected pairings.

Download the 2016 JPT Program

Download the 2016 JPT Program

Festival mainstage performances take place in Fort Worden State Park’s 1200-seat McCurdy Pavilion. Jazz Port Townsend also features the popular “Jazz in the Clubs” series, where intimate venues in downtown Port Townsend, WA, come alive with the sounds of jazz.

Mainstage Concerts

Jazz Port Townsend Friday Night

Friday July 29, 2016, 7:30 p.m. – McCurdy Pavilion, Fort Worden State Park
Reserved Seating Tickets $45, $32, $25

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2 New To You—Welcoming JD Allen & Sean Jones

  • JD Allen, tenor
  • Sean Jones, trumpet
  • George Colligan, piano
  • Harish Raghavan, bass
  • Matt Wilson, drums

Organic Swing—The Jeff Hamilton Organ Trio
featuring Akiko Tsuruga and Graham Dechter

  • Akiko Tsuruga, organ
  • Graham Dechter, guitar
  • Jeff Hamilton, drums

 

Jazz Port Townsend Saturday Afternoon

Saturday, July 30, 2016, 1:30 p.m. – McCurdy Pavilion, Fort Worden State Park
Reserved Seating Tickets $53, $35, $28

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 Soooooul Brothers—Clayton Brothers Quintet

  • Jeff Clayton, alto
  • Terell Stafford, trumpet
  • Gerald Clayton, piano
  • John Clayton, bass
  • Kendrick Scott, drums

Vocal Masters—René Marie/Dee Daniels/Dena DeRose

  • René Marie & Dee Daniels, vocals
  • Dena DeRose, piano & vocals
  • Chuck Deardorf, bass
  • Joe LaBarbera, drums

Faculty All-Star Big Band: A Tribute to Woody Herman
Led by Jeff Hamilton & Joe LaBarbera
   PLEASE NOTE: BIG BAND IS ON THE SATURDAY MATINEE PERFORMANCE

  • Travis Ranney, tenor; Jay Thomas, tenor; Tracy Knoop, tenor; Gary Smulyan, bari sax; Brad Allison, trumpet; Sean Jones, trumpet; Terell Stafford, trumpet; Thomas Marriott, trumpet; Oliver Groenewald, trumpet; Wycliffe Gordon, trombone; David Marriott, trombone; Greg Schroeder, trombone; John Hansen, piano; Jon Hamar, bass; Jeff Hamilton and Joe LaBarbera, drums

 

Jazz Port Townsend Saturday Night

Saturday, July 30, 2016, 7:30 p.m. – McCurdy Pavilion, Fort Worden State Park
Reserved Seating Tickets $45, $32, $25

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“Three-O” (3 trios)

  • Gerald Clayton, piano
  • George Colligan, piano
  • Taylor Eigsti, piano
  • Harish Raghavan, bass
  • Matt Wilson, drums

The End-All

  • Grace Kelly, alto
  • Terell Stafford and Sean Jones, trumpet
  • Wycliffe Gordon, trombone
  • Taylor Eigsti, piano
  • John Clayton, bass
  • Matt Wilson, drums
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