Justin Kauflin Trio Concert At Jazz Port Townsend

Pianist Justin Kauflin made his Jazz Port Townsend debut at the 43rd annual festival the last week of July. He performed in a trio concert with bassist Doug Weiss and drummer Kendrick Scott at McCurdy Pavilion at Fort Worden and also served on the faculty of the week-long jazz workshop

NEA Jazz Master Hubert Laws In Concert

The renowned flutist Hubert Laws was featured in a special opening night concert at this year’s Jazz Port Townsend Festival. Designated a Jazz Master by the National Endowment for the Arts, Hubert Laws’ career spans six decades and dozens of albums. He was joined on stage at McCurdy Pavilion at

Barrett Martin Group Rocks Around The World

Drummer, bandleader and songwriter is just the beginning of a proper description of Barrett Martin. He’s also the author of a new memoir exploring his musical travels around the world, with a soundtrack of course. Dedicated world traveler is another description. He’s been writing a travel blog for the Huffington

Gogo Penguin Pushes The Piano Trio Beyond Jazz

When Chris Illingworth sits down at the piano, Nick Blacka picks up his upright bass, and Rob Turner adjusts his snare drum, the Manchester trio GoGo Penguin looks like a jazz trio. But they’ll tell you that calling their music “jazz” isn’t quite accurate. Taking musical inspiration from a long