2014 is shaping up to be an epic year for Jazz Port Townsend. Artistic Director John Clayton has worked with Centrum to assemble a truly outstanding collection of jazz artists from around the country to spend the week of July 20-27, 2014 at Fort Worden State Park mentoring YOU!
Among the highlights:
- An NEA Jazz Master will be in attendance – arranger Bill Holman. Bill’s arrangements are the stuff of legend, and actually stored in the Smithsonian Institution! We are beyond excited to have this amazing individual here for the week to work with you.
- Clarinetist/Saxophonist Ken Peplowski – one of the nation’s most highly-regarded musicians here in Port Townsend for the first time.
- Pianist Benny Green is back – we could probably stop there, but fresh off an amazing new album, we know Benny will bring so much to the week.
- The return of the Jensen clan – Ingrid on trumpet; Christine on sax – along with Ingrid’s husband/drummer/brewmaster Jon Wikan. Three of our favorites, together for one week!
That only scratches the surface of what we have in store for you. Check out our 2014 faculty listing and then be sure to register and start work on your audition/combo placement recordings.
(Jeff Hamilton, John Clayton, and Benny Green at a student performance at Jazz Port Townsend. Photo by Jim Levitt.)