Drummer Alvester Garnett Joins 2011 Jazz Port Townsend Faculty

Alvester-garnett It’s a great year to be a drummer at Jazz Port Townsned.

We’re delighted to announce that the amazing Alvester Garnett will join the 2011 Jazz Port Townsend artist faculty. He’ll join a group that was already quite stellar: Jeff Hamilton, Matt Wilson, Byron Vannoy, and Kelby MacNayr.

Joy and sprited musical communication are what characterize the artistry of Alvester Garnett’s drumming. Singers such as the living legend Abbey Lincoln, and instrumentalists Wynton Marsalis, James Carter, Regina Carter, and Cyrus Chestnut have all called on Alvester for the energy and fire that he brings to the bandstand.

When Alvester was with us back in 2009, he grabbed a video camera and talked about Jazz Port Townsend and John Clayton with workshop participants. His energy and passion shine right through; we’re excited to have him back.

Register online for Jazz Port Townsend, or give us a call at 360-385-3102 x109 for more information.