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5/21: Vintage Jazz “Hot Strings” Performance

5/21: Vintage Jazz “Hot Strings” Performance

Get ready for an evening of the hot music of the string-swinging pioneers! Guitarist and contemporary master of 1920’s and 30’s jazz styles, Matt Munisteri will be joined by violinist Julian Smedley, bassist Matt Weiner and guitarist Cyd Smith for an awesome evening of music at the Wheeler Theater at the close of Centrum’s Vintage Jazz


Jimmy ‘Duck’ Holmes: Betonia Blues Master

Jimmy ‘Duck’ Holmes is a deep-roots folk blues musician who plays in the blues tradition described as American-primitivism, a repetitive and monotone style that is ethereal, gritty and rough. There are many sophisticated pickers but the primitive school had always been at the core of blues, conveying the most important element – the feeling. Centrum


New! – Vintage Jazz Workshop in May

By popular demand, Centrum is pleased to announce a new music workshop taking place May 19-22, 2016! Centrum’s Vintage Jazz “Hot Strings” workshop celebrates the contributions of pioneering string players to the burgeoning hot jazz of the 1920’s and ’30’s: Folks like Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang, Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt, Slim Gaillard and


Tonight: Blues in the Clubs

The Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival’s signature event, Blues in the Clubs is a moveable feast of great music in various downtown venues, with each venue operating on a first-come, first-seated basis. Your wristband is an all access pass, and we encourage you to move around throughout the evening to gain the full benefit of the


July 29: Rag, Blues & Zydeco Dance

Come on down to Fort Worden on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 for the first public performance of the 2015 Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival. We’re turning the USO building into an old-time dance hall with performances by Alice Stuart, Andy Cohen, Beareather Reddy, Dean Mueller, Gene Taylor, Jay Summerour, Jerie Choi, Jerron Paxton, Leroy Etienne, Orville Johnson,