This week on Jazz Northwest, we're brining you excerpts from two concerts at Centrum’s Jazz Port Townsend 2016.
These highlights come from concerts by the Jeff Hamilton Trio with Akiko Tsuruga and Graham Dechter, and the grand finale with an all-star septet including Terell Stafford, Sean Jones, Grace Kelly, Wycliffe Gordon, Taylor Eigsti, John Clayton and Matt Wilson, and represent the final offerings from last July's Jazz Port Townsend.
The music includes blues, standards and bop played by a cross section of the best players at the festival who also serve as faculty for the week-long jazz workshop which precedes the festival.
The concerts were recorded for Jazz Northwest in McCurdy Pavilion at Fort Worden, part of a 30-year tradition of broadcasts from the festival.
Jazz Northwest airs every Sunday at 2 p.m. Pacific on 88.5 KNKX and knkx.org. The program is recorded and produced by host Jim Wilke exclusively for 88.5 KNKX. After broadcast, programs are archived and may be streamed at jazznw.org.