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Highlights From 2 Jazz Port Townsend Concerts

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 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

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Jim has been a fixture on Seattle radio since 1961. He was the host of Jazz After Hours on Public Radio International from 1984-2014. Currently Jim has been producing Jazz Northwest for KNKX since 1988. This weekly program focuses on the regional jazz scene and frequently includes performances Jim records on location for Jazz Northwest.