Note: All WJMAC events are held at the The Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St, Bellingham unless otherwise listed.

Jazz Combos

For the 2018-2019 season, combo classes are held every Monday from 7-9pm at the Sylvia Center for the Arts. Click here for more information.

Upcoming Performances

  • Mark Taylor Quartet

    Wednesday December 19th at 7PM

    Mark Taylor's music is clean, soulful, riveting. This ensemble is exquisite.

    Taylor was named the “NW Jazz Instrumentalist of 2008” by Earshot Jazz Magazine, and his second album, “Spectre” (2009) was named “NW Jazz Recording of 2009” (Earshot Jazz).
    He is highly respected and in high demand here in the NW, and performs with a huge variety of artists. He has also played with Ray Charles, Quincy Jones, and Ernestine Anderson.
    We are completely delighted to welcome him to Bellingham.

    Location: Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205-207 Prospect St, Bellingham, WA

    Cost: $15 general, $5 students, WJMAC members and students FREE

    Lineup: Mark Taylor (saxophones), Gary Fukushima (piano), Jeff Johnson (bass), Eric Eagle (drums)

    Website: marktaylorjazz.com

  • Tenor Trifecta!!!

    Wednesday, January 2nd 7PM

    What happens when three authentically distinctive tenor players take the stage, accompanied
    by an absolutely first rate rhythm section? A thrilling start to the new year! Be there!


    Location: Sylvia Center for the Arts 205-207 Prospect St, Bellingham, WA 98227

    Cost: $15 general, $5 student, WJMAC members and students FREE

    Lineup: Mike Allen (tenor), Josh Cook (tenor), Thomas Harris (tenor), Miles Black (piano),
    Roger Yamashita (bass), Christian Casolary (drums)

    This show is sponsored by Dave McConnell and jim justice.

    Tickets at the door after 6PM. Doors at 6:30. First come, first seated. Program subject to change.

  • Jared Hall Quintet

    Wednesday January 9th 7PM

    Trumpeter, composer, and educator Jared Hall played here in October--
    and left us all wanting more! He returns to WJMAC with new tunes for the
    new year. Get ready to be delighted.

    Location: Sylvia Center for the Arts 205-207 Prospect St, Bellingham, WA 98227

    Cost: $10 general, $5 student, WJMAC members and students FREE

    Lineup: Jared Hall (trumpet, flugelhorn, composition), Derek Smith (saxophones, woodwinds),
    John Hansen (piano), Greg Feingold (bass), Matt Jorgensen (drums).


    Tickets at the door after 6PM. Doors at 6:30. First come first seated.
    Program subject to change.

  • Roy McCurdy with Cory Weeds

    TUESDAY January 15th

    Roy McCurdy represents more than fifty years of jazz history. His swift and fluent
    drumming has powered some of the best-loved names in jazz including Sonny Rollins,
    Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Herbie Hancock and of course, “Cannonball” Adderley.
    Weeds and McCurdy lead an all-star band of Northwest talent in celebration of
    Cannonball Adderley’s music and a newly released album. We are in the larger
    Lucas Hicks Theatre for this special event--bring your friends!

    Location: Lucas Hicks Theatre in The Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205-207 Prospect St, Bellingham, WA 98227

    Cost: $20 general, $5 students. WJMAC members and students FREE.

    Lineup: Roy McCurdy (drums), Cory Weeds (saxophones), Thomas Marriott (trumpet),
    Mark Seales (piano), and Michael Glynn (bass)


    Tickets at the door after 6PM. Doors at 6:30. First come, first seated.
    Program subject to change.

  • Milo Petersen Quartet

    Wednesday, January 23rd 7PM

    We are delighted to present Seattle guitarist, drummer, composer, and educator Milo Petersen!
    In addition to playing with the wide array of amazing musicians in Seattle, he has performed with some of
    the world's finest including: Gary Steele, Ron Eschete, Julian Priester, Joe Sample, Ernestine Anderson,
    Herb Ellis, Nancy King, Cedar Walton (with the Composer's and Improviser's Orchestra), Mose Allison and others,
    including recording 2 CDs with master drummer Elvin Jones (Jones for Elvin vols.1 & 2 - Hip City Music).

    Location: Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205-207 Prospect St, Bellingham, WA 98227

    Cost: $10 general, $5 student, WJMAC members and students FREE

    Lineup: Milo Petersen (guitar), Steve Griggs (sax), Micael Glynn (bass), Brad Boal (drums)

    Tickets at door after 6PM. Doors at 6:30. First come, first seated.
    Program subject to change.

    Website: milopetersen.com

  • Mike Allen Quartet featuring Miles Black

    Wednesday January 30th 7PM

    Vancouver jazz masters Allen and Black have played together in various configurations for over twenty
    years--it is sheer delight to hear them together. On their 2017 album, “Bob’s Piano”, Ted Quinlan of
    Whole Note Magazine notes “Allen’s burnished tone and understated approach mesh perfectly with
    Black’s melodicism, the two soloing as one at times.” The evening promises to be distinctive,
    memorable.

    Location: Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205-207 Prospect St, Bellingham

    Cost: $10 general, $5 student, WJMAC members and students FREE

    Lineup: Mike Allen (saxophones), Miles Black (piano), bass and drums tba


    Tickets at door after 6PM. Doors at 6:30. First come, first seated.
    Program subject to change.

Coming Up...

Mark Taylor Quartet

Wednesday December 19th at 7PM

Highly respected. Uniquely creative. Inspiring, versatile Mark Taylor.

Tenor Trifecta!!!

Wednesday January 2nd 7PM

Yes! Three tenor saxophones! Start the year off right with Mike Allen, Josh Cook, Thomas Harris (tenors) and Miles Black (piano) Roger Yamashita (bass) and Christian Casolary (drums).