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Terell Stafford Leads SJRO; Centrum Supporters Get Discount

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

2016 Jazz Port Townsend

Registration Underway for 2016 Jazz Port Townsend

Registration is underway for the weeklong 2016 Jazz Port Townsend workshop. Artistic Director John Clayton has hand-picked faculty who are outstanding both as performers and teachers. They’ll inspire you with their playing, and then work with you directly to develop your own skills. You’ll receive focused instruction as you rehearse daily in combos or vocal


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