Jeff Hamilton and Matt Wilson (photo by Jim Levitt)

The first in a series of concert broadcasts from Centrum’s Jazz Port Townsend features “Dynamic Duos” on KPLU’s Jazz Northwest on Sunday, August 5 at 1 PM PDT.   The three duos selected by Artistic Director John Clayton for this unique concert are trombonists Wycliffe Gordon and Jiggs Whigham, guitarists Graham Dechter and Bruce Forman and drummers (drummists?) Jeff Hamilton and Matt Wilson.

The rhythm section accompanying the first two duos includes Tamir Hendelman (piano), Chuck Deardorf (bass) and Rodney Green (drums).

This is the first of six concert performances recorded for Jazz Northwest at the long-running Jazz Port Townsend Festival which began in 1977.  The festival is presented by Centrum on the last weekend of July each year.  Next week on Jazz Northwest, The Festival All-Star Big Band plays the music of Johnny Mandel, conducted by Johnny Mandel.

Jazz Northwest is recorded and produced by Jim Wilke exclusively for 88.5 KPLU, and is heard each Sunday afternoon at 1 PM PDT.  A streaming podcast is available after the broadcast date from