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

  • JAY THOMAS ORGANIC QUARTET

    Wednesday April 8th at 7 PM-This concert is cancelled out of concern for the health of our community.

    Seattle native Thomas is a versatile multi-instrumentalist (trumpet, flugelhorn, alto, tenor, soprano and flutes) as well as an educator—he is an adjunct professor at Cornish College of the Arts, tutors students in improvisation at the renowned Garfield High School and teaches at prominent jazz camps. Thomas has played with so many great musicians over the years…he is currently a member of SRJO in Seattle, as well as one of Japan’s leading big bands, CUG (Continued in the Underground Jazz Orchestra), and co-leads a sextet with Kohama Yasuhiro and Atsushi Ikeda. “Jay has a sound characterized by warmth, lyricism and rhythmic drive….and he’s funky!” -jaythomasjazz.com

    Location: Sylvia Center for the Arts 207 Prospect St, Bellingham Washington 98227

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

    Lineup: Jay Thomas (aerophone), Scott Lytle (organ), Steve Griggs (tenor sax); Milo Petersen (drums).

    Tickets available at the door after 6 PM. Theatre doors open at 6:30. First come, first seated. Program subject to change. Please check our website for updates.

    Website: http://www.jaythomasjazz.com/

  • MARINA ALBERO TRIO

    Wednesday April 15th at 7 PM-This concert is cancelled out of concern for the health of our community.

    Pianist, composer, and educator Marina Albero is a captivating performer. Albero's piano playing is an absolute celebration of life, her spirited performances are intelligent, uplifting, and delightfully engrossing.
    Albero deftly draws on a lifetime of music tradition, from her native Barcelona in classical as well as flamenco, to Cuba and Son Cubano, to American jazz. The evening will be lively, it will be heartfelt. It may even include a psalterium!

    Location: Sylvia Center for the Arts, 207 Prospect St, Bellingham, Washington 98227

    Cost: $15 general, $5 students, Jazz Center members FREE

    Lineup: Marina Albero (piano), Jeff Johnson (bass) Stefan Schatz (drums)


    Tickets available at the door after 6 PM. Theatre doors open at 6:30. First come, first seated. Program subject to change. Please check our website for updates.

    Website: https://www.marinaalbero.net/

  • THOMAS MARRIOTT QUARTET

    Wednesday, April 22 at 7 PM-This concert is cancelled out of concern for the health of our community.

    “Jazz trumpeter, composer and producer Thomas Marriott is a veteran of the national jazz scene who’s earned seven Golden Ear awards, produced 11 albums as a leader for Origin Records, and toured with greats like Maynard Ferguson and Roy McCurdy, as well as contemporary jazz artists Orrin Evans and Joe Locke.” (-thomasmarriott.net)
    Winner of the Carmine Caruso Jazz Trumpet Competition, Marriott has played and toured with the likes of Tito Puente Orchestra, Chico O’Farrill Orchestra, Maynard Ferguson’s Big Bop Nouveau Band and many more. We’re completely delighted to present this quintessential jazz quartet. “Serious chops and a luxuriant sound”-Downbeat Magazine

    Location: Sylvia Center for the Arts, 207 Prospect St, Bellingham, Washington 98227

    Cost: $20 general, $5 students, Jazz Center members FREE

    Lineup: Thomas Marriott (trumpet), Tim Kennedy (piano), Jeff Johnson (bass), and Stefan Schatz (drums)

    Tickets available at the door after 6 PM. Theatre doors open at 6:30. First come, first seated. Program subject to change. Please check our website for updates.

    Website: http://thomasmarriott.net/

  • MILES BLACK

    Wednesday April 29th at 7 PM

    Miles Black—multi-instrumentalist, composer, educator, producer, arranger, band leader, all-around inspirer— has played at the Jazz Center many times over the years.
    No two performances are ever the same; each has been exceptional, extraordinary. Black has played with a lengthy list of impressive musicians, but in Canada, and especially Vancouver,
    as well as in the US PNW, it is Black who is "the first call when musicians are looking for top professional enhancements to their projects". (http://www.milesblack.com/) In his blog he says, humbly,
    "I am devoted to being the best musician I can be." We are delighted to present this true master, Miles Black.

    Location: Sylvia Center for the Arts, 207 Prospect, Bellingham, Washington 98227

    Cost: $15 general, $5 students, Jazz Center members FREE

    Lineup: Miles Black (piano), Roger Yamashita (bass), Christian Casolary (drums)

    Tickets available at the door after 6 PM. Theatre doors open at 6:30. First come, first seated. Program subject to change. Please check our website for updates.

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

Coming Up...

MILES BLACK

Wednesday April 29th at 7 PM

JAY THOMAS ORGANIC QUARTET

Wednesday April 8th at 7 PM