PORT TOWNSEND — Live music returns to the open studio at the Northwind Art School this Monday evening with the arrival of the Port Town Zen band.
The quartet plans on filling the place with classic jazz and swing, said Tracy Grisman, the ensemble’s upright bass player.
“I love making time and space for others — and myself — to make art,” she said. Also a painter and teaching artist, Grisman is bringing Port Town Zen into the art studio to play from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday.
Northwind Art School’s open studio welcomes artists of all levels to Building 306 at Fort Worden State Park. Admission is a $10 donation, while proceeds benefit Northwind’s scholarship fund. To sign up, visit NorthwindArt.org and click on Courses.
Live music can bring one into a lyrical space where thoughts, shapes, colors and memories emerge, Grisman said.
“Also the art makers can inspire the musicians, so it is reciprocity in real time.”
Port Town Zen is Grisman alongside “Busker Scott” Braman on guitar, Cam McMinn on saxophone, and Barrett Wilson on conga and cajón A bit of the quartet’s music can be heard at https://www.ptzmusic.net/.
Grisman, also known for her music with her husband David’s Dawg Trio, is a well-known visual artist. She’ll teach Introduction to Oil Painting at the Northwind Art School May 27-28; the class is open to participants age 15 to adult.
Grisman’s watercolors and drawings — all celebrating musicians — are on view at the Grover Gallery, 236 Taylor St., through May 28. More information is found at northwindart.org.