Always one of the highlights of Centrum’s annual Jazz Port Townsend Festival is the big band performance, which takes place on Saturday afternoon. Some of the greatest jazz composers and arrangers have directed this band in their own music, but this year was different. Festival Artistic Director John Clayton, Jr conducted a special tribute to David Marriott, Sr., a champion of music and the arts in general, who passed at the end of April. He was the longest-serving member of the Centrum Board and had deep roots and connections with Port Townsend as well as Seattle.
The music was selected and arranged by David Marriott, Jr