Note: All WJMAC events are held at the The Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205-207 Prospect St, Bellingham unless otherwise listed.

Jazz Combos

Combo classes are held every Monday from 7-9pm at the Sylvia Center for the Arts. Click here for more information.

Upcoming Performances

  • Kelby MacNayr Quintet

    Wednesday December 18th 7PM

    Kelby MacNayr presents the music of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers!

    Drummer and band-leader Kelby MacNayr celebrates the spirit, sass and swing of one of the most successful small groups in jazz history. Kelby MacNayr was first drawn to the fire, dynamic and powerful sound of Art Blakey and came to discover a world of details, wisdom and artistry that set Art apart as one of the greatest accompanists, band-leaders and soloists in jazz. MacNayr has established himself as one of the most innovative and dynamic drummers/ band-leaders and composers on the West Coast performing as a leader and side-man across North America and beyond. For this special presentation, MacNayr has assembled an all-star, international quintet to celebrate one of his earliest and most profound influences, the iconic Art Blakey.

    Born in 1919 Art Blakey played with a who's who of jazz greats of every era until his death in 1990. He was at the top of his field and his style embodied the drive, personality and spirit of jazz drumming.

    Please join us for this all-star quintet celebration of some of the most swinging music in jazz history!

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

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

    Lineup: Kelby MacNayr, (band leader and drums), Mike Allen (tenor saxophone),
    Jay Thomas (trumpet), John Hansen (piano), and Emmanuel del Casal (bass)


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

    Website: https://www.kelbymacnayr.com

  • Bill Anschell Trio

    Wednesday January 8th 7PM

    "No matter where he plays on the keyboard, Anschell sounds like no other pianist" –JazzTimes
    The same can be said of both Jeff Johnson on bass and D'Vonne Lewis on drums.
    This is how to start the year.

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

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

    Lineup: Bill Anschell (piano), Jeff Johnson (bass), D'Vonne Lewis (drums)

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

    Website: https://www.billanschell.com

  • Kate Olson Ensemble

    Wednesday, January 15th, 7PM

    Location: WJMAC at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St., Bellingham

    Cost: $10 general, $5 students, Jazz Center members FREE

  • Sam Taylor Quartet with Larry McKenna

    Wednesday January 22nd, 7PM

    Location: WJMAC at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St., Bellingham

    Cost: $20 general, $5 students, Jazz Center members FREE

  • Matt Jorgensen Quintet

    Wednesday, January 29th, 7 PM

    Location: WJMAC at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St., Bellingham

    Cost: $10 general, $5 students, Jazz Center members FREE

  • Alexis Cole with Cory Weeds

    Wednesday, February 5th, 7 PM

    Location: WJMAC at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St., Bellingham

    Cost: $20 general, $5 students, Jazz Center members FREE

  • Laila Biali Trio

    Wednesday, February 12th, 7PM

    Location: WJMAC at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St., Bellingham

    Cost: $20 general, $5 students, Jazz Center members FREE

  • Xavier Lecouturier Quartet

    Wednesday, February 19th 7PM

    Location: WJMAC at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St., Bellingham

    Cost: $10 general, $5 students, Jazz Center members FREE

  • Phil Parisot Quartet

    Wednesday, February 26th, 7PM

    Location: WJMAC at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St., Bellingham

    Cost: $20 general, $5 students, Jazz Center members FREE

Coming Up...

Kelby MacNayr

Wednesday December 18th 7PM

Bill Anschell Trio

Wednesday January 8th 7PM