• Red Hot Strings Back by Popular Demand, May 25-29, Port Townsend, Wash.

    Red Hot Strings 2022

    PORT TOWNSEND, WASH. — Red Hot Strings Workshop, a celebration of Hot Jazz, 1930's Swing, Western & Hawaiian Swing that includes workshops, master classes and jamming returns by popular demand May 25-29 at Fort Worden State Park. Registration is now open!

    Please note: Vaccination will be required for all faculty and participants attending in-person. Many classes will be available for audit online for those who are not able to attend in-person for whatever reason.

    Red Hot Strings Workshop is part of Centrum, long recognized as one of the premier arts organizations of the Pacific Northeast. Its mission is to foster creative arts experiences that change lives.

    Class instruction will be offered on guitar, mandolin, violin, tenor guitar, steel guitar, and acoustic bass, with individual classes geared for intermediate to advanced students.

    From Ragtime to Blues, to Classical and Creole, many musical traditions had a hand in the development of the harmonically and rhythmically compelling improvising vocabulary of Jazz, and stringed instrument players were in the mix from its inception.

    The workshop stresses the importance and joy of ensemble playing. Each afternoon, the staff will coach ensembles that have been organized around learning and performing specific repertoire from favorite recordings.

    Red Hot Strings Faculty

    • Guitar - Artistic Curator, Matt Munisteri
    • Aaron Weinstein - fiddle and mandolin
    • Eva Scow - mandolin
    • Dennis Lichtman - mandolin
    • Tyler Jackson - banjo
    • Matt Weiner - bass
    • Jonathan Stout - guitar
    • Joel Paterson - guitar
    • Mikiya Matsuda - steel guitar

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    1. John Soper's Avatar
      John Soper -
      A stellar collection of musicians! <Sigh> I wish I could attend this year!