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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

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