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Space & Scholarships Still Available for Jazz Port Townsend

Space & Scholarships Still Available for Jazz Port Townsend

Summer will be here before we know it and of course that includes the 2016 Jazz Port Townsend workshop July 24-31. Remember the feeling of hearing world-class faculty from just a few feet away in your first Faculty Presents concert? The individualized attention you got in your combo or vocal class? The amazing mainstage and club performances,


JD Allen Joins 2016 Jazz Port Townsend Artist Faculty

Hailed by the New York Times as “a tenor saxophonist with an enigmatic, elegant and hard-driving style,” JD Allen has a unique and compelling voice on his instrument. 2016 marks his first appearance as a faculty member and performer at Jazz Port Townsend. Originally from Detroit, Allen began his apprenticeship in New York with a


Wayne Horvitz Wins Doris Duke Performing Artist Award

A hearty congratulations to composer, pianist, and keyboardist (and frequent Centrum collaborator) Wayne Horvitz, who was recently awarded the prestigous Doris Duke Performing Artist Award in the jazz category. He will receive $275,000 to complete three projects which are in their infancy, and which this award allows a new level of support. 21 Pianos and Those


Grace Kelly Joins Jazz Port Townsend Faculty

A regular on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s band, Stay Human, Grace Kelly graduated from the Berklee College of Music in 2011 with a degree in professional music. She has taught residency workshops since 2012. That year also brought another important opportunity to pass on her musical knowledge: the U.S. State Department sent her


Jeff Hamilton: Bringing Swing to the Drums

We’re excited to welcome back drummer Jeff Hamilton to Jazz Port Townsend in 2016. He joins an impressive artist faculty for the weeklong Jazz Port Townsend Workshop. Register online for Jazz Port Townsend Originality is what Jeff brings to the groups he performs with and is one of the reasons why he is constantly in demand,


Terell Stafford Leads SJRO; Centrum Supporters Get Discount

Trumpeter extraordinaire, the brilliant Terell Stafford leads the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra in three February concerts, and Centrum supporters can get a 25 percent discount on tickets by using the code SRJOLOVESCENTRUM. The shows are set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Edmonds Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20 at