Jazz Port Townsend Performance Information

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Presented by Centrum, the center for arts and education at Fort Worden State Park, Jazz Port Townsend is a week-long workshop where people from all over the world come to Port Townsend to live and learn with some of the finest jazz musicians playing today.

Starting on Thursday, the renowned artist/faculty take to the stage for mainstage performances in Fort Worden State Park’s 1200-seat McCurdy Pavilion.  Plus, 2012 will see a return of the popular “Jazz in the Clubs” series, where intimate venues in downtown Port Townsend come alive with the sounds of jazz.

Purchase concert tickets and festival passes at Centrum’s website, or call 800.746.1982,  between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM, Monday through Saturday, or between the hours of 6:00 AM and Noon on Sunday.

2012 PERFORMANCES

Thursday Jazz in the Clubs
Thursday, July 26, 2012, 8pm-11pm

Friday Evening Jazz Port Townsend Concert
Friday, July 27, 2012, 7:30pm
McCurdy Pavilion
Fort Worden State Park

Reserved seating: $38/$29/19 (processing fee applies)
18 and under: free

Introducing Eric Reed Trio with special guest, Walter Smith III

  • Eric Reed, piano; Walter Smith III, tenor saxophone; Hamilton Price, bass; Kevin Kanner, drums

INTERMISSION

Dynamic Duos

  • “A Salute to JJ and K ” featuring Wycliffe Gordon & Jiggs Whigham (trombones);
  • “Six String Masters” with Bruce Forman & Graham Dechter (guitars)
  • “Drummage” with Jeff Hamilton & Matt Wilson (drums); joined by Wycliffe Gordon, Jiggs Whigham, Bruce Forman, Graham Dechter

with Tamir Hendelman, piano; Chuck Deardorf, bass; Rodney Green, drums

Friday Jazz in the Clubs
Friday, July 27, 2012, 10pm-1am

Jazz Port Townsend Saturday Afternoon Concert
Event date: Saturday, July 28, 2012, 1:30pm
McCurdy Pavilion
Fort Worden State Park

Reserved seating: $47/$34/$22 (processing fee applies)
18 and under: free

Benny Green Trio, with special guest Gary Smulyan

  • Benny Green, piano; Gary Smulyan, baritone saxophone; Ben Wolfe, bass; Rodney Green, drums

Introducing Dena DeRose

  • Dena DeRose, piano and vocals; bass and drums TBA

INTERMISSION

The Shadow of Your Smile: The Music of Johnny Mandell

  • Centrum Faculty All-Star Big Band
    Directed by NEA Jazz Master Johnny Mandell

Jazz Port Townsend Saturday Evening Concert
Saturday, July 28, 2012, 7:30pm
McCurdy Pavilion
Fort Worden State Park

Reserved seating: $38/$29/19 (processing fee applies)
18 and under: free

Introducing Mary Stallings with the Eric Reed Trio

  • Mary Stallings, vocals; Eric Reed, piano; Hamilton Price, bass; Kevin Kanner, drums

INTERMISSION

Graham Dechter Quartet

  • Graham Dechter, guitar; Tamir Hendelman, piano; John Clayton, bass; Jeff Hamilton, drums, with guests Jeff Clayton, alto; Walter Smith III, tenor; Gary Smulyan, bari; Terell Stafford, trumpet; Jiggs Whigham, trombone

Saturday Jazz in the Clubs
Saturday, July 28, 2012, 10pm-1am

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