Note: All WJMAC events are held at the The Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205-207 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

  • Ron Jones and the Jazz Forest

    Wednesday May 29th 2019 7PM

    Jazz Forest taps into the roots of Jazz-- standards, straight-ahead, Be-Bop as well as influences such as pop, funk and blues. Ron Jones brings together this forest of talent-- each player a band leader on their own with extensive performing and recording credits-- and shares his nearly 40 years of composing in Hollywood for shows such as Family Guy and Star Trek:The Next Generation. Ron has numerous awards including 5 Emmy nominations, one Grammy Nomination and several ASCAP and BMI Film and TV scoring awards.

    We're in the Lucas Hicks Theatre--the big theatre in the Sylvia Center. This big band gets to spread out, we get to fill the house and enjoy!

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

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

    Lineup: Ron Jones, Music Director, Composer, Jeff Kashiwa (Alto Sax), Jared Hall (Trumpet), Travis Rainey (Tenor Sax), Dan Marcus (Trombone), Susan Pascal (Vibes), Brian Monroney (Guitar), Steve Kirk (Guitar), Bill Anschell (Piano), Nate Omdal (Bass), Matt Jorgensen (Drums), Kyle Doran (Percussion), Colt Wolff (Keyboard 2).

    Tickets at the door at 6PM. Doors open at 6:30. Lucas Hicks Theatre-- there is plenty of room--bring your friends!
    First come, first seated. Program subject to change.

    Website: http://www.jazzforest.com

  • Cory Weeds

    Wednesday June 5th 2019 7PM

    Each of these three musicians has played WJMAC -- but never together!
    Cory Weeds, jazz ambassador from Vancouver BC; Joe Doria, organ master;
    and Matt Jorgensen--rock solid drummer for many projects. It's going to get hot!

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

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

    Lineup: Cory Weeds (saxophones), Joe Doria (organ), Matt Jorgensen (drums)

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

    Website: http://www.coryweeds.com

  • Phil Parisot Quartet: To The Max! (for Max Roach)

    Wednesday June 12th 2019 7PM

    Parisot has "the classic Seattle jazz pedigree." He was one of the first Garfield HS Jazz Band sensations, he lived in NYC and played with Roy Hargrove, Steve Coleman, David Gilmore, Ravi Coltrane and Antonio Hart, and when he returned to Seattle, he became a favorite sideman for straight ahead and for modernist jazz musicians. He has released two albums of his own compositions since 2016, Lingo and Creekside. Tonight his quartet will be honoring Max Roach, playing selections recorded by Roach from the 1940s through 1960s. Paul Rauch, All About Jazz says, "Parisot never seems to run out of inspired thought as a composer, or original rhythmic conception as a drummer."

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

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

    Lineup: Phil Parisot (drums), Steve Tressler (tenor sax), Dan Kramlich (piano), Clipper Anderson (bass)

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

    Website: https://www.philparisot.com

  • Marina Albero

    Wednesday June 19th 2019 7PM

    From playing traditional music with her family as a youngster, to classical piano as a young adult, to jazz, flamenco, early music, Andalusie, and Latin, Albero still plays piano but now also composes, and to great acclaim-- she was nominated for two Golden Ear Awards in 2018. Albero moved from Barcelona to Seattle in 2014, and this year she is presenting her first release in US which includes two new volumes of her ongoing project “A life soundtrack”. Tonight she is joined by the staggeringly talented Jeff Johnson on bass.

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

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

    Lineup: Marina Albero (piano), Jeff Johnson (bass)

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

    Website: http://www.marinaalbero.net

  • Ralph Kolin presents Thomas Harris & Kevin Woods Quintet

    Wednesday June 26th 2019 7PM

    Ralph Kolin is thrilled to sponsor and present the mad skills of these amazing, hard working, yes-they're-really-local
    jazz musicians. WJMAC is also delighted to close out our fifth season with this first rate band.
    Bring your instrument and stick around after the show for a jazz jam!

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

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

    Lineup: Kevin Woods (trumpet), Thomas Harris (saxophones), Roger Yamashita (bass), Christian Casolary (drums), Conner Helms (piano)

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

Coming Up...

Ron Jones and the Jazz Forest

Wednesday May 29th 7PM

Cory Weeds

Wednesday June 5th 7PM