The Baylor Project, featuring Jean and Marcus Baylor made their Jazz Port Townsend debut this Summer and they were instant hits. Singer Jean and drummer Marcus Baylor headed the group which included Stefon Harris, vibes, Taylor Eigsti, piano and Jon Hamar, bass. All were also members of the faculty from Centrum's Jazz Workshop, which precedes the Festival the last weekend of July each year.
Jean Baylor's delivery is wide-ranging and dynamic as she sang standards, spirituals, gospel and blues, including several selections from The Baylor's double Grammy nominated album "The Journey." The others joining her on stage are well known as soloists as well as leaders of their own groups. This performance was recorded along with others in McCurdy Pavilion at Fort Worden as part of our annual visits to Jazz Port Townsend for the past 30 years.