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

  • Xavier Lecouturier Quintet

    Wednesday, February 19th 7PM

    Xavier is a 21 year old American drummer and composer, with French and Mexican heritage. Xavier has a commitment to the study and roots of the jazz tradition but also finds all the ways in which the things he carries can influence his music. The music he composes is drawn from the music he grew up listening to, including classical music, latin jazz, Mexican pop-rock, American Pop music. He is a unique musician and composer who brings something new to the tradition of jazz and modern music. Join us in welcoming him and his band at this stop on their West Coast tour.

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

    Cost: $15 general, $5 students, Jazz Center members FREE

    Lineup: Xavier Lecouturier (drums), Lucas Winter (guitar), Abbey Blackwell (bass), Serena Dominguez (vocals), Santosh Sharma (saxophone).

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

    Website: http://www.xavierlecouturiermusic.com/photos.html

  • Phil Parisot Trio

    Wednesday, February 26th, 7PM

    Phil Parisot Trio: Odds and Ends.
    Come enjoy this remarkable trio playing an evening of music primarily in odd time signatures.

    Location: Sylvia Center for the Arts, 207 Prospect, Bellingham, Washington.

    Cost: $15 general, $5 students, Jazz Center members FREE

    Lineup: Phil Parisot (drums), Jared Hall (trumpet), and Michael Glynn (bass).

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

    Website: https://www.philparisot.com/

  • Samantha Boshnack Quintet

    Wednesday March 4th 7 PM

    “Boshnack can scream or play it sweet.” (All About Jazz New York)

    Composer, trumpeter and educator Boshnack leads this quintet as well as the ensembles B’shnorkestra and Seismic Belt, and is an active member and contributing composer to several other ensembles. She is part of Seattle’s Monktail Creative Music Concern, has toured nationally and internationally and has released five albums, of mostly her compositions.

    “Boshnack is in possession of an acerbic wit and an encyclopedic knowledge of all sorts of music from bargain-bin to top shelf.” (The New York City Jazz Record)



    Location: Sylvia Center for the Arts, 207 Prospect St, Bellingham Washington 98227

    Cost: $15 general, $5 students, Jazz Center members FREE

    Lineup: Samantha Boshnack (trumpet), Rex Gregory (clarinet), Alex Chadsey (piano, vocals), Marina Christopher (bass), and Greg Campbell (drums).

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

    Website: https://samanthaboshnack.wordpress.com

  • Matt Williams Quintet

    Wednesday March 11th 7 PM

    "Pianist and vibraphonist Matt Williams has been praised for his "ear-catching" improvisation (Jazz Society of Oregon), and is quickly establishing himself as an important voice in creative music...
    Matt is also a dedicated educator who provides master classes, clinics, small and large group coachings, and private instruction. He served as the jazz education and workshops program coordinator at "one of the world's greatest jazz venues" (Downbeat Magizine), The Nash." (mattsjazz.net)

    Location: Sylvia Center for the Arts, 207 Prospect St, Bellingham, Washington 98227

    Cost: $15 general, $5 students, Jazz Center members FREE

    Lineup: Matt Williams (piano), Jared Hall (trumpet), Rex Gregory (saxophone), Michael Glynn (bass), Xavier Lecouturier (drums)


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

    Website: https://mattsjazz.net

  • Woods/Stowell/Black Trio Linguae

    Wednesday March 18th, 7 PM

    These three—intelligent, original musicians and devoted educators—come together to perform the music of their newest release as Trio Linguae.

    Black is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and if he isn’t already, he should be a Canadian national treasure. Woods’ trumpet sings sultry shines bright; he plays with the finest musicians in the NW and is the put-it-on-the-map chair of the Jazz Program at WWU. “In the age of mediocrity and clones, John Stowell’s uniqueness and originality are a breath of fresh air. I love playing with him,” says Paul Horn.

    Location: Sylvia Center for the Arts, 207 Prospect St, Bellingham, Washington 98227

    Cost: $15 general, $5 students, Jazz Center members FREE

    Lineup: Kevin Woods (trumpet), John Stowell (guitar), and Miles Black (piano)


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

  • D’Vonne Lewis’ Limited Edition

    Wednesday March 25th 7 PM

    D’Vonne Lewis—relentless touring performer and educator from Seattle—is an engaging and unique musician, plays concerts in a wide range of styles from jazz, funk, hip-hop, rock, Brazilian and African music and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Earshot Jazz Award for “Instrumentalist of the Year”. He has played at the Jazz Center with various bands...tonight he brings his own band, Limited Edition!

    Location: Sylvia Center for the Arts, 207 Prospect St, Bellingham, Washington 98227

    Cost: $15 general, $5 students, Jazz Center members FREE

    Lineup: Cliff Colon (tenor sax), Eric Verlinde (piano), Andy Coe (guitar), Farko Dusumov (bass) and D’Vonne Lewis (drums)


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

    Website: http://dvonnelewis.com/

Coming Up...

Phil Parisot Trio

Wednesday February 26th at 7 PM