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

  • Jennifer Scott & Rene Worst Quartet

    Wednesday February 27th at 7PM

    We are delighted to welcome exquisite Vancouver musicians, educators, and clinicians Scott and Worst
    who are at home on any stage, having played with Chet Baker, David Bowie, Freddie Hubbard, Ed Johnson,
    Ernestine Anderson, Joe Pass, Phoebe Snow, Clark Terry and many others.

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

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

    Lineup: Jennifer Scott (keyboard, vocals), Rene Worst, (bass), Ron Peters (guitar), Jud Sherwood (drums)

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

  • Dmitri Matheny Group

    Wednesday March 6th, 7PM

    Matheny is best known for his “Understated, masterful technique and evident joy.” —JazzNews. The protégé of Art Farmer, Matheny is a national and international touring and recording artist, educator, and winner of numerous regional and national awards--including the Earshot Jazz 2016 NW Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year-- who delights audiences with his impeccable technique and exquisite lyricism.
    Phil Elwood of the San Francisco Examiner says Matheny is, “A visionary. Matheny's flugelhorn is both hot and cool, wide of range and brilliantly imaginative.”

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

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

    Lineup: Dmitri Matheny (flugelhorn), Bill Anschell (piano), Phil Sparks (bass), Mark Ivester (drums)

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

    Website: dmitrimatheny.com

  • Kate Olson and the KO Ensemble

    Wednesday March 13th, 7PM

    Seattle soprano sax sensation Olson has toured internationally and has played with Terry Riley, Stuart Dempster, Pauline Oliveros, Allison Miller, Bobby Previte, Skerik, Patricia Barber and pop music icons Elvis Costello, Brandi Carlile, Sir Mix-a-lot, Matt Cameron. In 2016 she was nominated for Earshot Jazz’s Best NW Instrumentalist, and the K.O. Ensemble was also nominated as best NW Alternative Group. Olson is well versed in straight ahead jazz but her “…heart beats strongest somewhere in the vicinity of minimalism, ambient electroacoustic music, and free improv….” -South Seattle Emerald. We’re excited to welcome Kate Olson and her K.O. Ensemble to WJMAC for the first time.

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

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

    Lineup: Kate Olson (soprano sax), Chris Symer (bass), Brad Gibson (drums) and Alex Guilbert (keys)

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

    Website: kateplayssax.com

  • Milo Petersen Quartet

    Wednesday March 20th, 7PM

    We are delighted to present Seattle guitarist, drummer, composer and educator Milo Petersen! In addition to playing with a wide array of amazing musicians in Seattle he has performed with some of the world's finest including: Gary Steele, Ron Eschete, Julian Priester, Joe Sample, Ernestine Anderson, Herb Ellis, Nancy King, Cedar Walton, Mose Allison, and others. He also recorded 2 CDs with
    master drummer Elvin Jones (Jones for Elvin vols.1 & 2 - Hip City Music).

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

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

    Lineup: Milo Petersen (guitar), Steve Griggs (sax), Michael Glynn (bass), and Brad Boal (drums)

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

    Website: milopetersen.com

  • Jared Hall Quartet featuring Tal Cohen

    Wednesday March 27th, 7PM

    Jared Hall returns to WJMAC with Tal Cohen whose unique piano style owes its roots to the Jewish folk songs and classical music he played in his formative years growing up in Gedera, Israel. He was the 2015 winner of the Freedman Fellowship Award and in 2014 won the Barry Harris Piano Competition in the US. His recent album 'Gentle Giants' has received overwhelming attention including a 4 star review from the acclaimed Downbeat Jazz Magazine.

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

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

    Lineup: Tal Cohen (piano), Jared Hall (trumpet), Michael Glynn (bass), John Bishop (drums)

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

    Website: talcohenmusic.com

Coming Up...

Jennifer Scott & Rene Worst Quartet

Wednesday February 27th 7PM

Dmitri Matheny Group

Wednesday March 6th 7PM

Earshot Jazz 2016 NW Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year