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

  • Syrinx Effect

    Wednesday November 13th 7 PM

    Each member of this duo has led her own band on the WJMAC stage. We're delighted to present this acoustic-electric duo. "Syrinx Effect plays their own blend of folk punk jazz. They easily switch between dreamy ambient loops, catchy pop riffs and found sounds, all the while paying homage to their free improv roots. Naomi plays trombone with guitar pedals and Kate plays soprano saxophone with laptop and other toys. The duo got its start curating the Racer Sessions in Seattle, and has gone on to perform prolifically around the US, collaborating with many of the mainstays of the improvised music scene such as Wayne Horvitz, Robin Holcomb, Elliott Sharp, Bobby Previte, Stuart Dempster, Allison Miller, Rene Hart. Syrinx Effect makes music that is authentic and expressive, employing everything from simple folk melodies to abstract, ambient noise. Each piece is a meditation, an exploration, and sometimes a romp." -syrinxeffect.com

    Location: Sylvia Center for the Arts

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

    Lineup: Naomi Moon Siegel (trombone, effects, composer,) Kate Olson (soprano sax, effects, composer)

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

    Website: htpps://syrinxeffect.com

  • Clave Gringa

    Wednesday November 20th, 7 PM

    Musician, composer and educator Ann Reynolds leads this band of all stars through original and classic Cuban jazz tunes.
    "From the charm of cha-cha to the depths of Afro Cuban rhythms..." Seattle based, world focused Clave Gringa consistently delights their audience.

    SPECIAL PRE-SHOW TALK on CUBAN MUSIC AND RHYTHMS with ANN REYNOLDS! Reservations required. Sign up at the show the previous week, Wednesday Nov 13th, or send us a note at info@wjmac.org. Seating is limited. Arrive at Bellingham Cider Company 5:30, talk is 5:45-6:30. Dinner's on you, the talk is on us!

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

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

    Lineup: Ann Reynolds (composer, piano, voice), Daniel Barry (trumpet), Kelsey Mines (bass), Ricardo Guity (percussion)

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

    Website: http://www.annreynoldsmusic.com/clavegringa

  • Jared Hall Quartet

    Wednesday December 4th, 7PM

    Two trumpets?! Yes indeed! Join us for this exciting night of twin trumpets and an undeniably exquisite rhythm section.
    "...Hall's expressive, probing trumpet style, offers a masterful, wide ranging sound, and varied emotional landscape."
    -PAUL RAUCH, All About Jazz

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

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

    Lineup: Jared Hall (trumpet), Kevin Woods (trumpet), Michael Glynn (bass), John Bishop (drums).

    Tickets at the door after 6:00PM. Doors at 6:30. First come, First seated. Program subject to change.

    Website: htpps://jaredhall.net

  • Marina Albero Trio

    Wednesday December 11th 7PM

    We're so happy to welcome back this fine trio. Barcelona born Albero received the Earshot Jazz "NW Emerging Artist" award in March, 2019. D'Vonne Lewis received "NW Instrumentalist of the Year" at the same ceremony. Jeff Johnson has received the "NW Instrumentalist of the Year" award twice. These three are phenomenal on their own; together, they make magic.

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

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

    Lineup: Marina Albero (piano), Jeff Johnson (bass), D'Vonne Lewis (drums)

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

    Website: htpps://www.marinaalbero.net

  • Kelby MacNayr

    Wednesday December 18th 7PM

    Drummer, composer, educator Kelby MacNayr performs "...groundbreaking original music, soulful swinging jazz, contemporary music and traditional music from around the world."

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

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

    Lineup: Kelby MacNayr (drums) More details coming soon!

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

    Website: htpps://www.kelbymacnayr.com

  • Bill Anschell Trio

    Wednesday January 8th 7PM

    "No matter where he plays on the keyboard, Anschell sounds like no other pianist" –JazzTimes
    The same can be said of both Jeff Johnson on bass and D'Vonne Lewis on drums.
    This is how to start the year.

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

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

    Lineup: Bill Anschell (piano), Jeff Johnson (bass), D'Vonne Lewis (drums)

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

    Website: htpps://www.billanschell.com

Coming Up...

Clave Gringa

Wednesday November 20th 7 PM

Cuban music--originals and classics!

Jared Hall Quartet

Wednesday December 4th 7PM

Twin trumpets!