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Centrum Suspends 2020 Summer Season Until 2021

Centrum Suspends 2020 Summer Season Until 2021

Programs Through August 2, 2020 Rescheduled to 2021. Centrum Executive Director, Robert Birman, announced today that the organization’s traditional summer programming for 2020 is being postponed and rescheduled to 2021. This decision affects all Centrum workshops up to and including the Port Townsend Acoustic Blues festival which was due to end on August 2, 2020.

Trumpeter Tanya Darby Joins 2020 Jazz Port Townsend Faculty

Centrum is excited to announce that trumpeter Tanya Darby  – Chair of the Brass Department at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, has joined the faculty of Jazz Port Townsend for the 2020 workshop. July 19-26, 2020 Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, WA Originally from Seaside, California, Tanya is a current and veteran member

Sept 15: 2019 JPT All-Star Big Band Concert Rebroadcast

John Clayton, Artistic Director of Jazz Port Townsend, leads a specially assembled big band in concert on Jazz Northwest on 88.5 KNKX and knkx.org on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 2 PM Pacific. The all-star big band is an annual feature of Jazz Port Townsend, which celebrated its 45th year in 2019.  The featured soloists include

Sept 8: Michael Mayo 2019 JPT Concert Rebroadcast

  Michael Mayo concert at Jazz Port Townsend on Jazz Northwest airs September 8 on KNKX   Vocalist Michael Mayo won many new fans with his performance at the 2019 Jazz Port Townsend. His wide-ranging flexible voice was surprisingly supple and expresive in a program mostly given to the popular standards songbook with the exception

August 11: ‘Equal Time’ JPT Concert Rebroadcast

The second in a series of broadcast concerts from Jazz Port Townsend will air on Jazz Northwest on 88.5 KNKX and knkx.org on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 2pm. Equal Time is an organ trio (Hammond B3, guitar and drums) in the classic style that emerged in the 60s. All three are leaders of their