Jazz in the Clubs–A Jazz Port Townsend Tradition

Faculty Concert at2010 Jazz Port Townsend workshop

Festival performers from Jazz Port Townsend will join other celebrated jazz artists for the annual return of Jazz in the Clubs, beginning on Thursday, July 28 at 8 p.m. as part of Jazz Port Townsend at Centrum.

Port Townsend’s Upstage, Public House, Rose Theater, Castle Key Lounge, Undertown, Key City Playhouse, and Northwest Maritime Center will play host to three nights of intimate performances and legendary musicians, including John Clayton, George Cables, Clarence Acox, and many more.

In addition, the Northwest Maritime Center will host two outstanding youth big bands on Saturday, July 30 when the visiting BuJazzO Youth Orchestra from Germany led by Jiggs Whigham, and the Monterey Jazz Festival’s 2011 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra take the stage in a showcase of big band artistry.

The Key City Playhouse and the Northwest Maritime Center are ALL-AGES venues, and free to the public. The Rose Theater is ALL-AGES as well, but Club Passes are required. Club passes, as well as tickets to all 2011 Jazz Port Townsend concerts and events are available on the Centrum website, on the phone at 800.746.1982, or in person at the Centrum office, 223 Battery Way, from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Tickets are always available at the venue box office, one hour prior to performance. Club passes for Jazz in the Clubs are available for $25 per night, and are good for unlimited access to all venues.

For a full schedule of artists and performances, please visit https://centrum.org/jazz/jazz-in-the-clubs.html – or download the 2011 Jazz Port Townsend program guide, courtesy of the Port Townsend/Jefferson County Leader.