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Grammy Nominated Jean & Marcus Baylor Join Centrum Jazz Faculty

Grammy Nominated Jean & Marcus Baylor Join Centrum Jazz Faculty

Jazz Port Townsend Artistic Director John Clayton has added jazz vocalist Jean Baylor, and drummer Marcus Baylor to the 2018 JPT Faculty! Grammy nominated artists Jean and Marcus Baylor stormed onto the jazz scene on their debut CD “The Journey”, cracking the top 10 on the Billboard Jazz Chart. Their follow-up, “The Baylor Project,” has

Jimmy ‘Duck’ Holmes Brings Betonia Blues to PT in 2018

We’re thrilled to announce that blues guitarist Jimmy ‘Duck’ Holmes will be on faculty at the 2018 Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Workshop. 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

In Remembrance of Al Hart

On December 17, 2017, the music community lost Allen Hart, master of the banjo: expert and beautiful player of many styles, meticulous banjo builder, scholar of banjo history, dear friend to many, and a loved husband and father. The cause of death was Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Allen Hart was born March 16, 1950 in

2018 Workshop Registration Now Open

Get ready to sign up for Centrum’s 2018 workshops at Fort Worden. Learn and play with the world’s top artists. Find inspiration in our inter-generational community. Financial aid (scholarship, worktrade) is available for many Centrum workshops; be sure to apply if you need assistance. Explorations Register Online Winter YAWP Register Online Spring YAWP Register Online