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Alex Dugdale Leads Educator Track at 2017 Jazz Port Townsend

“I’m not very good with words,” Alex Dugdale, 26, of Seattle, said. “But when I play sax and dance, I am truly able to express myself in my first language: rhythm.  It is how I pray. It is how I express every emotion, good or bad.” Dugdale, Educator Track Coordinator for Jazz Port Townsend, is

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Dawn Clement, Alex Dugdale & Michael Glynn Nominated for Earshot Awards

Three members of the 2017 Jazz Port Townsend artist/faculty have been nominated for Earshot “Golden Ear Awards”. Dawn Clement, along with saxophonist Mark Taylor, are up for Northwest Acoustic Jazz Ensemble of the Year.  Michael Glynn is part of the Anton Schwartz Quartet, also nominated for Northwest Acoustic Jazz Ensemble of the Year. Alex Dugdale is nominated for

Tia Fuller: From Beyoncé to Jazz Port Townsend

Centrum is excited to welcome saxophonist Tia Fuller to the artist/faculty of the 2017 Jazz Port Townsend Workshop. When Tia picks up her sax to play, something amazing happens as the reverberations of her musical elixir fill the room. Balancing both worlds of performance and education, it is understood why this touring artist and full-time professor

Drummer Kendrick Scott Returns to Jazz Port Townsend

In the relatively short span of ten years, drummer and composer Kendrick Scott has established himself as an artist of great versatility and depth. Having toured and recorded with such luminaries as Terence Blanchard, Herbie Hancock, the Crusaders and others, he has proven his ability to adapt his style to virtually any occasion or circumstance,

Pianist Sullivan Fortner Joins 2017 Jazz Port Townsend

Jazz Port Townsend Artistic Director John Clayton has added New Orlean’s pianist Sullivan Fortner to the artist/faculty of the 2017 Jazz Port Townsend Workshop. Fortner is the 2015 Cole Porter Fellow in Jazz of the American Pianist Association.  While touring with Stefon Harris & Blackout, Christian Scott Quintet, and the Roy Hargrove Quintet, Sullivan completed his Master’s