Jim Wilke of Jazz Northwest aired a preview of the 2015 Jazz Port Townsend festival on Sunday (7/12/15) featuring some of the performers who’ll be appearing this year: Bob Mintzer, Terell Stafford (pictured) Eric Reed, Steve Wilson, Trio da Paz, Sean Jones and the Clayton Brothers. Jazz Northwest will again be recording at the festival for future broadcasts beginning in mid-August.
Jazz Northwest airs Sundays at 2 PM Pacific on 88.5 KPLU and streams at kplu.org. The program is recorded and produced by Jim Wilke exclusively for KPLU. Podcasts are available at kplu.org after the broadcast.
Jazz Port Townsend is the oldest and largest jazz festival in the Pacific Northwest… it celebrated it’s 40th anniversary in 2014.
For the 2015 edition on the last weekend of July, there will be seven concerts on the main stage at the 1200 seat McCurdy Pavilion at Fort Worden State Park, and over a dozen performances in cozy small venues in downtown Port Townsend.