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

  • Black Woods Duo

    Wednesday, January 23rd 7PM

    We are delighted to present this intriguing duo, each well known on their own,
    not often paired: Miles Black and Kevin Woods. These two Northwest jazz artists
    plan to record an album together...we'll be the first to hear what they are working on!

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

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

    Lineup: Miles Black (piano) Kevin Woods (trumpet)


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

  • 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.

  • 200 Trio

    Wednesday February 6th at 7PM

    Based out of Seattle, this trio met while studying at Berklee College of Music;
    they continue to honor the masters of the jazz tradition while “…constantly striving
    to write the next chapter in the lineage.” Come hear what they're up to!

    Location: Sylvia Center for the Arts

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

    Lineup: Cole Schuster (guitar), Greg Feingold (bass), Max Holmberg (drums)

    photo: 200trio.com

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

    Website: www.200trio.com

  • NICK BIELLO and the VAGABOND SEXTET with CHARLIE PORTER and DAVID MARRIOTT

    Wednesday February 13th at 7PM

    NYC saxophonist/multi-instrumentalist and composer Nick Biello— hailed as “a brash new voice to New York’s vibrant jazz scene,” by AllAboutJazz.com, whose compositions and arrangements have been performed by artists such as Stevie Wonder, Dave Koz and Kelly Rowland and whose music has been televised on ABC and ESPN and heard in venues in Las Vegas, LA, NYC, and festivals around the world— teams up with esteemed Seattle trombonist David Marriott, and Portland’s Charlie Porter, the first musician ever to be awarded First Prize in the National Trumpet Competition in both jazz and classical divisions and who Wynton Marsalis refers to as, “Fiery and intelligent.” Joined by the impressive Vagabond Quartet rhythm section, this evening in the Lucas Hicks Theatre is going to be one to remember.

    Location: Sylvia Center for the Arts Lucas Hicks Theatre--plenty of room! Bring your friends!

    Cost: $20 general, $5 students. WJMAC members and students FREE. Students get in free with a paying adult.

    Lineup: Nick Biello (saxophones), Charlie Porter (trumpet), David Marriott (trombone), Sebastian Ammann (piano), Alex Tremblay (bass), Jake Robinson (drums)


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

    Website: www.nickbiellomusic.com

  • CHAMPIAN FULTON and CORY WEEDS

    Wednesday February 20th at 7PM

    Fulton is ”An assured vocalist with a galvanizing presence,” according toTHE NEW YORKER. “Fulton moves effortlessly and vividly from delight, to wistfulness, to wounded angst in a matter of seconds and makes it seem completely natural, the work of a deep and insightful individual and a rare force on both the keys and the mic.” NEW YORK MUSIC DAILY. Weeds is well known not only for his expressive sax playing, but also for his a work as the Cellar Live label owner and producer who has put out well over 100 recordings. Just back from touring Italy and the UK, Fulton joins Weeds for this intimate evening of two world class jazz artists.

    Location: Sylvia Center for the Arts

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

    Lineup: Champian Fulton (piano, vocals) and Cory Weeds (saxophones)


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

    Website: www.champian.net

Coming Up...

Mike Allen Quartet featuring Miles Black

Wednesday, January 30th 7PM

Black Woods Duo

Wednesday January 23rd 7PM

Yes, just the two of them. Yes, it's special. Miles Black and Kevin Woods.