John Clayton instructs a student at Centrum Jazz. Photo by Jim Levitt.

Jazz Port Townsend Registration Opens January 2

First developed in 1979, Jazz Port Townsend is a week-long immersive experience of learning, performing, and absorbing jazz for singers and instrumentalists high school-age and above. With a faculty of diverse, world-class teaching artists fully engaged in inspiring your growth as a musician, you will learn and listen alongside approximately 200 participants. The week culminates in a series of concerts in which all participants have an opportunity to perform. This year’s workshop is July 22–28 at Centrum in Fort Worden State Park. Scholarships available. To learn more and register visit centrum.org/program/jazz. 

Camp Jitterbug Registration Opens January 6

Get ready to lindy, Seattle! The 23rd annual Camp Jitterbug returns to the Century Ballroom this Memorial Day weekend, May 24–27. Camp Jitterbug is the largest and longest-running swing dance event in the Pacific Northwest and one of the largest and longest-running in the world! Starting out in 2000 as Jitterbug Weekend, the event has grown from 50 to 500 attendees from all over the world to attend the camp. The weekend includes workshops and competitions of all levels at various venues. This year’s exchange also features the return of The Jump Session Show on May 25, celebrating National Tap Day and World Lindy Hop Day. The Jump Session Show is a performance with some of the greatest dancers from around the world, celebrating Lindy Hop and jazz dance. It is a spectacular show that is great for dancers and non-dancers alike! Weekend passes go fast! Secure your spot now at campjitterbug.com.

Indigenous Jam Sessions

Daybreak Star Radio presents “Indigenous Jam Sessions,” a series of musical gatherings celebrating the rich and diverse traditions of Indigenous music, old and new. Sessions are held at Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center, bringing together talented Indigenous musicians from various backgrounds and experiences. The sessions also serve as a platform for artists to share stories, techniques, and the history behind their music. These events are open to the public, inviting everyone to experience the vibrancy and depth of Indigenous music. Upcoming sessions include January 6, January 16, February 6, and February 20, 5:30pm. For more information visit daybreakstarradio.com. 



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December 29, 2023