Note: All WJMAC events are held at the Unity Spiritual Center, 1095 Telegraph Rd, Bellingham unless otherwise listed.

Jazz Combos

Jazz Combo classes happen every Sunday from 1:30 - 3:30 PM and from 4:00 - 6:00 PM.

Upcoming Performances

  • Thomas Marriott with Orrin Evans and Eric Revis

    Wednesday, May 24, 7 pm

    WJMAC can’t really get enough of Thomas Marriott. He played sweet Miles tunes for us back in December, headed up a great group of Seattle artists in January, then burned it up with Dave Gibson in March. Can you imagine what he is going to do playing with Orrin Evans on piano and Eric Revis on bass? Both are prolific composers as well as players. Evans has recorded more than 25 albums as a leader since 1994. Revis has manned Branford Marsalis’s bass chair since 1997 and has led several of his own recording sessions as well. Drummer Ted Poor spent ten years plying his trade in NYC before making his move to Seattle. WJMAC is pleased to have all four showing off their skills for us.

    Location: WJMAC at the Unity Spiritual Center

    Cost: $20 General Admission; $10 WJMAC members; $5 Students

    Lineup: May 24th: Thomas Marriott (trumpet), Orrin Evans (piano), Eric Revis (bass), Ted Poor (drums)


  • Kevin Woods CD Release Concert

    Wednesday, May 31, 7 PM

    Kevin Woods is releasing a new CD- Catching Starlight - and we are going to celebrate it! His fifth recording as a leader includes "seven of my original tunes, one tune I co-wrote with a dear, departed friend, and Blues for Wood by jazz master Woody Shaw. Joining me on the album [are] three of my closest buds and favorite musicians". The quartet will be closing out May for WJMAC - a memorable show to help you recover from the Memorial Day weekend. This is a sweet CD, so come get a copy!

    Location: WJMAC at the Unity Spiritual Center

    Cost: $10 general, $5 student, WJMAC members free.

    Lineup: Kevin Woods (trumpet), Cole Schuster (guitar), Greg Feingold (bass), Julian MacDonough (drums)


  • Susan Pascal Quartet

    Wednesday, June 7, 7 pm

    If you heard Susan accompany Greta Matassa either of the times they played Casey’s Sudden Valley Barn shows, you know she is worth a listen all by herself. Susan has many tours across the U.S. and Singapore, performances on film soundtracks, and a range from Jarrett and Corea to Mackelmore and Lewis. Both the Seattle Times and Earshot Jazz note call out her hot four-mallet work in fiery terms, while The Stranger says, "Fluid stick work and coherent, compact solos make this vibraphonist a delight." Susan is backed this night by veteran Seattle pianist Marc Seales and bassist Chuck Deardorf, with our own Julian MacDonough on the drums.

    Location: WJMAC at Unity Center

    Cost: $10 general, $5 student, WJMAC members free.

    Lineup: Susan Pascal (vibraphone), Marc Seales (piano), Chuck Deardorf (bass), Julian Mac Donough (drums)

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  • Matt Weiner Trio

    Wednesday, June 14, 7 pm

    Whether it’s playing some vintage “high-energy hot jazz” with the Holotradband, the Swing Era repertoire of Casey MacGill’s Blue 4 Trio, or just pairing up with Del Ray on ukulele, you know Matt Weiner will be having a good time on his bass. Matt is “equally at home playing jazz, swing, old time, tango, Brazilian music, an almost anything else”, so the set is wide open but expect a night full of great jazz. Sharing the stage will be the “fluid & feathery tone” of Hans Teuber’s saxophone and Julian MacDonough’s drums.

    Location: WJMAC @ Unity Center

    Cost: $10 general, $5 student, WJMAC members free.

    Lineup: Matt Weiner (bass), Hans Teuber (reeds), Julian MacDonough (drums)

  • Bill Anschell Quartet

    Wednesday, June 21, 7 pm

    Tonight’s quartet is led by a man the Seattle Times once said “might be the hardest working piano man in Seattle” and even a quick look at his profile on the Origin Records website will confirm that. It’s hard to know what to say about a guy whose works have more than once made a “10 Best” jazz recordings of the year list. Maybe Jazz Times said it best: “No matter where Anschell plays on the keyboard, he sounds like no other pianist.” Or better yet, “Bill Anschell would be a badass wherever he lived . . .” And you won’t be disappointed by the caliber of the musicians he is bringing with him, either.

    Location: WJMAC at Unity Center

    Cost: $10 general, $5 student, WJMAC members free.

    Lineup: Bill Anschell (piano); Brian Monroney (guitar); Chris Symer (bass); Brad Boal (drums)


  • Arete Quartet

    Wednesday, June 28, 7 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)

Coming Up...

Thomas Marriott with Orrin Evans and Eric Revis

Wednesday May 24, 7PM

Thomas Marriott brings a hot quartet with Orrin Evans on piano, Eric Revis on bass, and Ted Pool on drums.

Kevin Woods Quartet CD Release Concert

Wednesday May 31, 7PM

Come help Kevin celebrate the release of his 5th CD - Catching Starlight!