One of Jazz Center of Bellingham’s goals is to be as accessible as possible to as many jazz lovers as possible. In order to achieve that goal: our concerts are for all ages, admission prices are kept to the minimum we can afford, students always receive a tremendous discount, and entrance to Jazz Center concerts is on a first come, first seated basis. Tickets are available at the door beginning at 6 PM, the lobby and bar are open at 6 PM, the doors to the theatre open at 6:30, the concert’s at 7:00! Hope to see you soon!
WJMAC concerts are held at The Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205-207 Prospect St, Bellingham, Washington, 98225.
At the Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center (WJMAC), students are mentored by professional Northwest jazz musicians and have the opportunity to learn sight reading, soloing and improvising.
After several months in the program, these young musicians are playing and working together at a proficiency commonly achieved at only the college level, giving them a huge head start on their professional careers. Much more than just creating entertainers, this type of study fosters in kids a high level of discipline and creative thinking.
WJMAC provides some of the best jazz to be heard in the Northwest on a consistent basis. Audiences have enjoyed the music of Emmet Cohen Trio, Bill Anschell, Roy McCurdy, Naomi Moon Siegel, Thomas Marriott, Jacob Zimmerman, Champian Fulton, Cory Weeds, The Small's All Stars, Harold Mabern, Milo Petersen, Jennifer Scott, Gretta Matassa, Kelley Johnson, Jimmy Heath, Saul Cline, Josh Cook, Kareem Kandi, George Colligan, Cole Schuster, Greg Feingold, The Arête Quartet, Adam Thomas, Jillian Lebeck, Mark Taylor, Steve Kaldestad, Louis Hayes and the Cannonball Adderley Band, Kevin Woods, Joe Manis, Marcus Printup, The Joey DeFrancesco Trio, Peter and Will Anderson and The Jeff Hamilton Trio - just to name a few.