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The 2015 Centrum Jazz Port Townsend workshop, Friday

THANK YOU for a great Summer at Centrum!

THANK YOU for a great Summer at Centrum!

The entire Centrum family wishes to thank all those who came out to enjoy summer events at Centrum!  It has been a stellar season and the memories shall endure.  We invite you to support our mission with a charitable gift of support.  Also, feel free to browse our thousands of images from Centrum workshops as

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Choro Concert Sold Out!

Port Townsend loves choro!  Sorry to report that this concert is SOLD OUT. The concert features: Anat Cohen, clarinet Dudu Maia, mandolin Jovino Santos Neto, keyboards Douglas Lora, guitar Alexandre Lora, percussion with guest faculty Eduardo Neves, flute and sax Anat Cohen has just released her 7th album, Luminosa, which  showcases the clarinetist-saxophonist performing singing, dancing originals, interpreting


Registration for 2014 Choro is Now Open

Explore the interplay between European melodic and harmonic traditions and African rhythms and sensibilities at Choro: The Sweet Lament of Brazilian Music, April 30-May 4, 2014. The popular Centrum workshop brings together musicians from Brazil and America for a long weekend of jamming and camaraderie at Fort Worden State Park. Visit our Choro section to


Anat Cohen and Dudu Maia Headline April 6 Choro Performance

Genre-spanning clarinetist Anat Cohen will make her first-ever appearance in Port Townsend on April 6, 2013 for a spirited performance of Choro, along with renowned mandolinist Dudu Maia, 7- string guitar virtuoso Henrique Neto,  percussionist Alexandre Lora , and composer/pianist Jovino Santos Neto. The performance at the Joseph F. Wheeler Theater begins at 7:30pm, and Centrum will provide free parking passes at


Tickets on Sale for April 6 Choro Performance

Tickets are now on sale for Centrum’s April 6, 2013 Choro performance at the Joseph F. Wheeler Theater. The show begins at 7:30pm, and Centrum will provide free parking passes at the Fort Worden entrance gate. Reserve tickets to the 4/6/13 show. Choro is the lively and engaging street music of Brazil that pre-dates the

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Anat Cohen: Music as a Celebration

Clarinetist-saxophonist Anat Cohen has won hearts and minds the world over with her expressive virtuosity and delightful stage presence. Voted Clarinetist of the Year six years in a row by the Jazz Journalists Association, as well as 2012’s Multi-Reeds Player of the Year, Anat will be coming to Centrum two different times in 2013. She’ll be part of our popular Choro