PORT ANGELES: Get into the jazz groove this weekend

The seventh annual Jazz In The Olympics jazz festival — now in Port Angeles –begins this afternoon and continues through Sunday.

Ten bands from across the United States and British Columbia delight audiences with the kind of music recently featured in the Ken Burns series on PBS television, “Jazz: The Story of America’s Music.”

The traditional Dixieland jazz of the 1920s and the swing music that followed reflects a truly American art form.

The four venues — all within walking distance — are the Red Lion Hotel, the Naval Elks Lodge, the Port Angeles City Council Chambers and the Vern Burton Community Center — “Jazz Central.”

All venues have refreshments and the city council chambers offers a listening-only venue.

Admission badges are available at all venues by the day or as an all-event, three-day badge.

A Friday badge is $20, Saturday is $30, Sunday is $15, and an all-event badge is $50.

A weekend badge is $10 for high school students and $20 for college students. Children 12 and younger are free.

The Jazz in the Olympics bands are:

n Belvedere Broadcasters Victoria, British Columbia

n Evergreen Classic Jazz Band, Seattle

n Grand Dominion Jazz Band, Mount Vernon

n High Sierra Jazz Band, Three Rivers, Calif.

n Igor’s Jazz Cowboys, Tempe, Ariz.

n Jimmy Mazzy, Boston

n Opus One, Port Angeles

n Paramount Jazz Band, Boston

n Pearl Django, Seattle

n Uptown Lowdown Jazz Band, Bellevue

n Sue (Big Mama) Kroninger and her washboard will share some stage time with Igor’s Jazz Cowboys

Jazz in the Olympics begins Friday afternoon at 2:30 and ends at 11:15 p.m.

Saturday music starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 11:15 p.m.

On Sunday, there is a free jazz gospel program at Vern Burton Center at 9 a.m. The rest of the Sunday schedule starts at 10:30 a.m. and the festival ends at 4:15 p.m.

More in News

Port Angeles School Superintendent Marty Brewer, second from right, speaks with members of the Port Angeles Parents for Education, on Friday about the Port Angeles Paraeducation Association strike. Assistant Superintendent Michele Olsen stands at right. (Paula Hunt/Peninsula Daily News)
District, PAPEA to pick up bargaining Sunday

Parent group presses officials for answers on strike

Instructor Josh Taylor, left, points out the workings of an electric vehicle on Wednesday at the Auto Technology Certification Program at Peninsula College. Nick Schommer, center, and Brian Selk get ready to do some testing on the electric auto’s parts from underneath the vehicle. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)
College’s automotive technology program gets a reboot

Students can earn a certificate separate from two-year degree

PT transportation tax dollars to be put to work

Benefits district to raise $400,000 to $600,000 in first year

Retired teacher Nancy McCaleb speaks in support of striking paraeducators in the Port Angeles School District as Port Angeles Paraeducators Association President Rebecca Winters listens during a rally on Thursday at Shane Park.
About 130 rally in support of paras

District officials say funding is statewide problem

Mark Nichols.
Proposed changes to public defender caseloads could hurt rural counties

Annual limits starting in 2025 may create staffing issues

Fernando Cruz of Auburn, an employee of Specialized Pavement Marking in Pacific, cleans off a sign he used to paint a bicycle lane on Sims Way and Kearney Street, the site of the new roundabout. The workers needed at least two days of 47 degrees or above in order to paint the pedestrian crosswalks and other necessary markings. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)
New bike lane in Port Townsend

Fernando Cruz of Auburn, an employee of Specialized Pavement Marking in Pacific,… Continue reading

Two-lane bypass to be installed Monday

Contractor crews working for the state Department of Transportation will… Continue reading

Twice daily bridge inspections start next week

Bridge preservation engineers from the state Department of Transportation will… Continue reading

Funding farm-to-school programs

In the 2021-2023 state budget, Washington set aside money specifically for the… Continue reading

Gus Griffin, 11, second from left, and classmates dig up weeds in one of Port Townsend’s three gardens on March 28. (Grace Deng/Washington State Standard)
Farm-to-school programs flourish in Washington

Demand from school districts outpacing state funding

Jefferson enacts 1-year moratorium on STRs

County wants to consider possible regulations for rentals