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Pianist Sullivan Fortner Joins 2017 Jazz Port Townsend

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

2017 Jazz Port Townsend Adds Adrian Cunningham

Adrian Cunningham is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and world traveler, which makes him a perfect addition to the artist/faculty for the 2017 Jazz Port Townsend Workshop. Originally from Sydney Australia and now based in New York, he is proving to be one of his country’s top exports. With fluent command of the saxophones, clarinet, and flute, he

Niki Haris, Doug Weiss Join Jazz Port Townsend Faculty

Centrum recently announced the addition of vocalist Niki Haris and bassist Doug Weiss to the artist faculty for Jazz Port Townsend, July 23-20, 2017. Niki Haris Vocalist Niki Haris‘ career has included work with a multitude of recording artist ranging from Jazz, to Pop, and R&B. Her live performances and recording experience reads like a

NEA Jazz Master Hubert Laws Joins 2017 Jazz Faculty

We’re excited to announce the addition of NEA Jazz Master Hubert Laws to the 2017 artist faculty for Jazz Port Townsend, July 23-20, 2017. Laws is one of the very few to specialize on the flute in jazz, using it as his primary axe, and in doing so he has become the premier musician on

Register Now for 2017 Jazz Port Townsend

You’re going to love 2017  Jazz Port Townsend. Artistic Director John Clayton and Program Manager Gregg Miller have lined up a bunch of incredible jazz musicians that you know and love – but they’ve also welcomed some outstanding new voices to the crowd: Cedric Dent – voice Tia Fuller – sax (pictured) Adrian Cunningham – sax/clarinet/flute


2016 Jazz Port Townsend Mainstage Shows Friday & Saturday

The 42nd incarnation of Jazz Port Townsend provides the perfect opportunity to soak up a weekend of jazz in a seaside paradise and participate in a wide array of mainstage and nightclub performances. Grammy-winning Artistic Director John Clayton inspires a true sense of family that during this special week of events that showcases internationally-known performers in new