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Free Fridays at the Fort

Free Fridays: Big Band – Indoors at The Commons

Free Fridays: Big Band – Indoors at The Commons

Our event is “on!”  We’re set up to hold the concert at The Commons!  It will be indoors at The Commons!  And it’s free! On Friday, July 24, 2015 at 12pm, enjoy the Jazz Port Townsend Participant Big Band led by Clarence Acox.   Jazz Port Townsend is one the nation’s most highly-regarded jazz experiences.  Led by

Drummer Matt Wilson leads his Arts and Crafts Ensemble on the Mainstage at the 2014 Port Townsend Jazz Festival.
Matt Wilson, drums;
Dawn Clement, piano;
Martin Wind, bass;
Terell Stafford, trumpet;
Anthony Wilson, guitar

Jazz Port Townsend All This Weekend!

Seattle Times jazz critic Paul de Barros wrote a nice preview of 2015 Jazz Port Townsend this past weekend, calling it a “great jazz getaway.” Jazz Port Townsend, which gets under way Thursday (July 23), has a different feel from other festivals, probably because its final weekend is the culmination of a weeklong workshop. That


Faculty Presents Limited to Workshop Participants Only

As we approach the start of the 2015 Jazz Port Townsend festival and workshop, we’d like to remind audiences of a policy change we made in 2014. Weekday “Faculty Presents” classes during the week – which feature informal faculty performances designed to showcase Centrum’s jazz faculty for our registered workshop participants – are open to those participants


Jazz NW Preview of 2015 Jazz Port Townsend

Jim Wilke of Jazz Northwest aired a preview of the 2015 Jazz Port Townsend festival on Sunday (7/12/15) featuring some of the performers who’ll be appearing this year: Bob Mintzer, Terell Stafford (pictured) Eric Reed, Steve Wilson, Trio da Paz, Sean Jones and the Clayton Brothers.  Jazz Northwest will again be recording at the festival for