Washington’s longest-running summer jazz festival returns July 23-25!

Jazz Port Townsend is the perfect opportunity to experience excellent musicians, soak up a weekend of jazz in a seaside paradise and participate in a wide array of mainstage and nightclub performances.

Produced by the Centrum Foundation at Fort Worden State Park, JPT works with Artistic Director John Clayton to inspire a true sense of family during this special week of events that showcases internationally-known performers in new and unexpected pairings. Jazz Port Townsend has emerged as one of the leading jazz festivals in the nation.

Festival mainstage performances take place in Fort Worden State Park’s 1200-seat McCurdy Pavilion. Jazz Port Townsend also features the popular “Jazz in the Clubs” series, where intimate venues in downtown Port Townsend, WA, come alive with the sounds of jazz.

Friday, July 24, 2015

7:30 p.m. – McCurdy Pavilion – Fort Worden State Park

Maucha Adnet and Trio
Bossa Always Nova
Maucha Adnet, vocals
Jovino Santos Neto, piano
Nilson Matta, bass
Duduka Da Fonseca, drums

Regina Carter & Friends
Regina Carter, violin
Benny Green, piano
John Clayton, bass
Alvester Garnett, drums

Saturday, July 25, 2015

1:30 p.m. – McCurdy Pavilion – Fort Worden State Park

Trio da Paz
Romero Lubambo, guitar
Nilson Matta, bass
Duduka Da Fonseca, drums

“Some Morning”: Kim Nazarian & Friends
Kim Nazarian, vocals
Eric Reed, piano
Jon Hamar, bass
Jeff Hamilton, drums

All-Star Big Band
Directed by and featuring the music of Bob Mintzer

Steve Wilson, alto I; Bill Ramsay, alto II; Jay Thomas, tenor I; Dayna Stephens, tenor II; Gary Smulyan, bari

Andy Omdahl, trumpet I; Sean Jones, trumpet II or III; Terell Stafford, trumpet II or III; Thomas Marriott, trumpet IV

Jiggs Whigham, trombone I; David Marriott, Jr., trombone II; Greg Schroeder, trombone III; Dan Marcus, trombone IV

Graham Dechter, guitar; Randy Halberstadt, piano; Ben Wolfe, bass; Matt Wilson, drums


7:30 p.m. – McCurdy Pavilion – Fort Worden State Park

Latitude Adjustment
Steve Wilson, alto
Romero Lubambo, guitar
George Cables, piano

Sit Down, Hang On
Bob Mintzer, tenor sax
Dayna Stephens, tenor sax
Sean Jones, trumpet
Terell Stafford, trumpet
Benny Green, piano
John Clayton, bass
Jeff Hamilton, drums

Jazz in the Clubs: July 23-25, 2015

Admission: $25 for wristband (Read our wristband policy)

Thursday, July 23, 8pm

Cotton Building, Public House and American Legion Hall ONLY

Friday and Saturday, July 24-25, 10pm

American Legion Hall, Cellar Door, Cotton Building, Key City Public Theatre, Pope Marine Building, Public House, Rose Theatre