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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

2018 Faculty Update: Taylor Eigsti

Centrum is pleased to announce that jazz artist Taylor Eigsti will be teaching and performing at 2018 Jazz Port Townsend! New York-based pianist and composer Taylor Eigsti has released 7 albums as a leader, receiving two GRAMMY nominations for Best Jazz Solo and Best Instrumental Composition for his CD Lucky to Be Me. He has also

‘Triple Threat’ Katie Thiroux Joins 2018 Jazz Port Townsend Faculty

Welcome to Katie Thiroux, who will be part of the 2018 Faculty at Jazz Port Townsend! As a bass player, singer and composer Katie Thiroux is a “triple threat.” Her debut album, Introducing Katie Thiroux, has received many awards including “Debut Record of the Year” from the Huffington Post, All About Jazz, and the Jazz Journalist’s

Jazz Port Townsend Welcomes Jazzmeia Horn to Centrum

The 2018 Jazz Port Townsend Workshop faculty is shaping up nicely, and we are particularly excited to welcome vocalist Jazzmeia Horn to Centrum. Jazzmeia Horn won the 2015 Thelonius Monk International Vocal Jazz Competition and the2013 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition. Hailing from Dallas, TX she moved to New York in 2009 and earned

Listen to Justin Kauflin’s 2017 Jazz Port Townsend Set

Pianist Justin Kauflin made his Jazz Port Townsend debut at the 43rd annual festival the last week of July.  He performed in a trio concert with bassist Doug Weiss and drummer Kendrick Scott at McCurdy Pavilion at Fort Worden and also served on the faculty of the week-long jazz workshop before the weekend of public

Shokoufeh Shadabi: A Singer’s Journey From Iran To Centrum

Shokoufeh Shadabi (l) with jazz faculty member Niki Harris (r) Shokoufeh Shadabi, 28 lives on Capitol Hill in Seattle and loves to sing jazz. Call for a Lyft downtown, and you might find Shadabi behind the wheel, rehearsing an Ella Fitzgerald tune or one by Ida Khalili, an artist who, like Shadabi, was born in