Note: All WJMAC events are held at the The Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St, Bellingham unless otherwise listed.
Jazz Combo classes happen every Sunday from 12:00 - 2:00 PM at WWU, and every Monday from 7:00 - 9:00 PM at the Sylvia Center for the Arts. Click here for more information.
The great alto and soprano saxophonist Vincent Herring returns to Bellingham leading a quartet featuring Carl Allen on drums, Yasushi Nakamura on bass, and Victor Gould on piano. The veteran leader of 20 recordings and over 250 as a sideman “has an unerring knack for merging technical command with heart-on-sleeve emotiveness.” (New Yorker, 11/6/17) Joe Lovano calls educator, producer, and drummer Carl Allen “an international powerhouse.” Jazz.org says Yasushi Nakamura brings an “unstoppable swing feel and hard earned versatility”, while pianist Dave Kikoski "distills the best in jazz and popular music and infuses every song with attention-getting brilliance." Clearly this is not a show to be missed.
Location: WJMAC at the Sylvia Center. 205 Prospect St., Bellingham
Cost: General admission $20, WJMAC members and students $10
Lineup: Vincent Herring (alto and soprano saxophone), Dave Kikoski(piano), Yasushi Nakamura (bass), Carl Allen (drums)
Bellingham favorite, Canadian Adam Thomas is no stranger here. Though he hasn’t been down a lot recently, his bass playing and vocals have pleased WJMAC audiences repeatedly over the last several years. This will be a great closing show for our 2017-18 season. Come help us celebrate another great year of live jazz at WJMAC.
Location: WJMAC at the Sylvia Center, 205 Prospect St. Bellingham
Cost: General admission $10, students $5, WJMAC Members free
Lineup: Adam Thomas (bass, guitar, vocals), Band TBA
Vincent Herring (alto and soprano saxophone), Dave Kikoski (piano), Yasushi Nakamura (bass), Carl Allen (drums)
Canadian Adam Thomas, (guitar and vocals) closes out our season in style.