Congratulations to the Jazz Port Townsend artist faculty who took top honors in the 2016 DownBeat Critics Poll!
As always, in addition to teaching aspiring jazz musicians during the JPT Workshop, these amazing musicians will perform in Port Townsend during the the performance component of Washington’s longest-running summer jazz festival.
…and the winners are:
- Trombone: Wycliffe Gordon
- Baritone Saxophone: Gary Smulyan
- Rising Star–Jazz Group: JD Allen Trio
- Rising Star–Alto Saxophone: Grace Kelly