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Wayne Horvitz Septet Honors Richard Hugo

Wayne Horvitz Septet Honors Richard Hugo

An Evening of Music and Poetry 7:30pm, October 7, 2015 Wheeler Theater, Fort Worden, Port Townsend, WA Produced by Centrum and Copper Canyon Press Known for his multifaceted musical personality, composer/musician Wayne Horvitz ventures into progressively‑inclined acoustic jazz and ultra‑modern classicism in his latest project, Some Places Are Forever Afternoon. Written in honor of the iconic

Regina Carter and Friends perform on the Mainstage at the 2015 Port Townsend Jazz Festival.
Regina Carter, violin;
Benny Green, piano;
John Clayton, bass;
Alvester Garnett, drums

Listen to Regina Carter’s Jazz Port Townsend Performance September 13

Violinist Regina Carter demonstrated her varied training and experience during her concert at Centrum’s 2015 Jazz Port Townsend festival. The concert, which will air exclusively on 88.5 KPLU and kplu.org on Sunday September 13, 2015 at 2 PM Pacific, includes standards and blues, African music and an original by her drummer Alvester Garnett. Also joining Regina Carter

Free Fridays at the Fort

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