Starting on Thursday, July 28, and running through Saturday, July 30, Jazz Port Townsend transforms Port Townsend into a mecca for jazz. Fresh off a week of jazz education, the renowned artist/faculty take to the stage for mainstage performances in Fort Worden State Park's WWI-era McCurdy Pavilion, and for club performances in Port Townsend's historic downtown and uptown districts.
The mainstage performances are particular highlights. We'll previewing each show for you so that you can sample the energy and creativity of the featured artists.
Friday, July 29, 2011
7:30 PM, McCurdy Pavilion
Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, WA
Reserved Seating – $35/$28/$18; 18 & Under – Free.
Vocal Mastery with Dee Daniels and Charenée Wade
Experience an intimate evening of standards and new favorites through the soulful artistry of Centrum favorite Dee Daniels, and introducing Charenée Wade in her first appearance at Jazz Port Townsend. Both vocalists will be joined by Benny Green on piano, Christoph Luty on bass, Clarence Acox on drums, and alto-saxophonist Jeff Clayton.
The Jeff Hamilton Trio
The supremely inventive sounds of drummer Jeff Hamilton, bassist Christoph Luty, and pianist Tamir Hendelman combine to create the Jeff Hamilton Trio, a group of astonishing grace and chemistry.