Note: All WJMAC events are held at the Unity Spiritual Center, 1095 Telegraph Rd, Bellingham unless otherwise listed.
Join us for a five day intensive focusing on improvisation, jazz theory, combo performance, jazz history, master classes, and private instruction.
Classes will be held from 10am to 5pm with a special performance on Wednesday evening featuring The Ben Patterson/Cory Weeds Quartet. Student combos will also take to the WJMAC stage for performances to end the week.
Whether a beginner or a more advanced player, you will learn from some of the finest musicians in the NW. Gain more confidence and deepen your improv abilities at the WJMAC Summer Jazz Camp.
To register, send your name and contact information to email@example.com or call Julian MacDonough at 509-859-1801. Cost is $400 per student. Scholarships available.
Jazz Combo classes happen every Sunday from 1:30 - 3:30 PM and from 4:00 - 6:00 PM.
The Arête Quartet describes themselves as a 4-piece “groove-oriented acid jazz ensemble, borrowing from downtempo, straight ahead jazz, funk, nu jazz, Brazilian and other styles.” They put on a great show for WJMAC in August 2015 and we expect no less this time around. The band features Seattleite Joe Doria on keys, Bay Area trumpet Dave Carter, and Bellingham’s own Steve Jones (bass) and Joel Litwin (drums). Clearly eclectic, but at the same time great fun.
The Graduates – the WJMAC Combo Class students who will be moving on to bigger and better things to study music in college next fall, will perform tonight’s opening set. Come down and give them a good send-off!
Location: WJMAC at Unity Center
Cost: $10 general, $5 student, WJMAC members free.
Lineup: Joel Litwin (drums), Steve Jones (bass), Joe Doria (organ/keys), Dave Carter (trumpet)
Come help Kevin celebrate the release of his 5th CD - Catching Starlight!
After an opening set by the WJMAC Combo Class graduates, the Arete Quartet will take off with a high energy mix of tunes. Joel Litwin (drums), Steve Jones (bass), Joe Doria (organ/keys), Dave Carter (trumpet)