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

  • Bill Anschell Trio

    Wednesday April 24th 2019 7PM

    WJMAC is delighted to welcome back composer, performer, recording artist, multiple-award winner, and writer Bill Anschell. Any and every time Anschell plays here is a special, memorable evening. The unforgettable trio tonight is: Anschell (piano), Jeff Johnson (bass), and D’Vonne Lewis (drums).

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

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

    Lineup: Bill Anschell (piano), Jeff Johnson (bass), and D’Vonne Lewis (drums).

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

    Website: https://www.billanschell.com

  • Birch Pereira and The Gin Joints

    Wednesday May 1st 2019 7PM

    In 2016 their first album, Dream Man, won Earshot Jazz Society’s "Northwest Jazz Recording of the Year" and in 2017 & 2018 Birch was nominated as "Vocalist of the Year".
    This band dares to play every style of mid-20th century American music - from swing to Americana to blues to jazz, soul and vintage rock ’n’ roll.

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

    Cost: $15 general, $5 students, WJMAC members FREE

    Lineup: Birch Pereira (vocals, bass), Rex Gregory (sax, clarinet), Jacob Park Evans (guitar), Ray Larsen (trumpet), Adrian Van Batenburg (drums)

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

    Website: https://www.theginjointsband.com

  • D’Vonne Lewis and Limited Edition

    Wednesday May 8th 2019 7PM

    Seattle’s dynamic, go-to drummer D’Vonne Lewis won the award for Outstanding Drum Soloist at the Essential Ellington competition at Jazz at Lincoln Center three years straight while in high school, in 2013 he was awarded Earshot Jazz’s Golden Ear Award, Instrumentalist of the Year. He has played WJMAC with a number of other bands, most recently with The Bill Anschell Trio. Tonight, at last, he brings his own band!

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

    Cost: $15 general, $5 students, WJMAC members FREE

    Lineup: D'Vonne Lewis (drums), Cole Schuster (guitar), Farko Dusomov (bass), Cliff Colon (sax), Jacques Willis (vibes)

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

    Website: http://www.dvonnelewis.com

  • Greta Matassa

    Wednesday May 15th 2019 7PM

    The illustrious Ms. Matassa needs no introduction here in the PNW. She has been voted "Northwest Vocalist of the Year" by Earshot Jazz seven times in 15 years, honored with a lifetime achievement award and inducted into the Earshot Jazz Hall of Fame in 2014. We are thrilled she is here.

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

    Cost: $15 general, $5 students, WJMAC members FREE

    Lineup: Great Matassa (vocals), Darin Clendenin (piano), Mark Ivester (drums), Alexey Nikolaev (sax), Clipper Anderson (bass)

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

    Website: http://www.gretamatassa.com

  • Miles Black and Thomas Harris

    Wednesday May 22nd 2019 7PM

    Both Miles and Thomas have played WJMAC many times, but this is their first appearance as a duo.
    This is one not to miss-- a rare evening from these two consummate artists.

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

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

    Lineup: Miles Black (piano), Thomas Harris (tenor, alto)

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

    Website: http://http://www.milesblack.com

  • 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

    Location: WJMAC at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St., Bellingham

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

    Website: http://www.coryweeds.com

  • Phil Parisot Quartet

    Wednesday June 12th 2019 7PM

    Location: WJMAC at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St., Bellingham

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

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

    Website: https://www.philparisot.com

  • Marina Albero

    Wednesday June 19th 2019 7PM

    Location: WJMAC at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St., Bellingham

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

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

    Website: http://www.marinaalbero.net

  • Ralph Kolin presents Bellingham’s Own

    Wednesday June 26th 2019 7PM

    Location: WJMAC at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St., Bellingham

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

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

Coming Up...

Bill Anschell Trio

Wednesday April 24th 7PM

Birch Pereira and The Gin Joints

Wednesday May 1st 7PM