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Remembering Chuck Deardorf

Remembering Chuck Deardorf

Bassist and Centrum faculty member Chuck Deardorf died of complications of COVID on October 9. Besides being an outstanding musician, Chuck was a source of wisdom and support from the time I moved to the Northwest in 1992. He was my first friend here. Chuck and I worked together for nine years at Cornish College

Saturday Jazz Mainstage Concerts

Please join us for two stellar jazz mainstage concerts at the McCurdy Pavilion on Saturday, July 30.  Our visiting artists are among the leading performers on jazz stages around the globe. The weather will be perfect; the concerts are inside the Pavilion, but guests are also welcome to bring a lawn chair or blanket and

Friday Jazz Workshops Free & Open to the Public

WELCOME TO JAZZ PORT TOWNSEND! Welcome to our 47th season of Jazz Port Townsend! We are back! We can’t tell you how good it feels to greet you live and in person. We’ve all worked so hard the past three years, now this feels like our reward. Artistic Director John Clayton has once again done

Jazz in the Clubs Returns July 29 & 30

Please join us, and our acclaimed artists, for two nights of high-energy club dates at Fort Worden on July 29 and 30!  Admission is via wristband, which is purchased through the link below. Guests will all be required to provide proof of up-to-date vaccinations at the door.  Admission: $25 per night.  Your wristband allows admission

Jazz Port Townsend Online Edition Just $200

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