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Online Option for Jazz Port Townsend 2022

Online Option for Jazz Port Townsend 2022

We are pleased to offer, thanks to support from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, distance-learning options during this year’s jazz workshop. We will offer a limited menu of online live-streaming content Monday through Thursday at Jazz Port Townsend, and registered participants in the online track will be able to access archives for the classes for

Remembering Jeff Clayton 1955 – 2020

We take special note today of the passing Wednesday night of Jeff Clayton, longtime faculty member and brother of Artistic Director John Clayton. Jeff’s primary instrument was the alto sax, and he had a powerful and distinctive voice. I first heard Jeff talk about his playing in 1993 at a masterclass. It was clear he

Jazz Voicings | October 29 – The Genius of Benny Golson

Originally aired live: October 29 (Thursday) 5 pm – 6:30 pm (Pacific) THE GENIUS OF BENNY GOLSON A conversation hosted by John Clayton with Terell Stafford, Carl Allen, and Geoffrey Keezer Benny Golson (born January 25, 1929) is an American bebop/hard bop jazz tenor saxophonist, composer, and arranger. He came to prominence with the big

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