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John Clayton Succeeds Bud Shank at Centrum

Grammy-nominated bassist and composer John Clayton (pictured) has been selected to lead jazz programs at Centrum, a nonprofit center for the arts located at Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend, Wash. which was founded in 1973 by the Washington State Arts Commission, the State Parks Commission, and the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction as a statewide center for workshops, residencies, and festivals in the visual, performing and literary arts. Centrum is responsible for the annual jazz festival in Port Townsend, Wash.

Clayton follows saxophonist Bud Shank, who has served as artistic director for Centrum’s jazz programs for the last 20 years.

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