Jazz Big Band Concert

Conducted by Gordon Goodwin

Saturday, October 26, 2013, 7:30 PM
Joseph F. Wheeler Theater, Fort Worden State Park
Port Townsend, WA

Gordon Goodwin is a Grammy and Emmy Award winning composer. He is leader of the internationally acclaimed Big Phat Band, whose best-selling recordings are setting a new standard in contemporary big band Jazz.

This concert will be the culmination of a 3-day big band workshop led by Gordon and attended by 18 dedicated jazz musicians from around the Northwest. They’ll be playing a full program of Gordon’s music, which is known for its wit, variety and originality.

A keyboardist and woodwind player, Goodwin has built a larger-than-life reputation throughout the music industry for his composing, arranging and playing skills. Ray Charles, Christina Aguilera, Johnny Mathis, Toni Braxton, John Williams, Natalie Cole, David Foster, Sarah Vaughan, Mel Torme, Brian McKnight and Quincy Jones are just a few of the artists with whom he has worked. Goodwin has also conducted world-renowned symphony orchestras in Atlanta, Dallas, Utah, Seattle, Toronto and London.

Tickets are $15. Purchase online. Tickets will also be on sale (if available) at the venue beginning one hour prior to performance.