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

  • George Colligan

    Wednesday September 4th 7PM

    Join us to open Season 6 with this special artist. Formerly from NYC, he now resides in the PNW--fortunate for us! "An award-winning composer (Chamber Music America/Doris Duke Foundation grant recipient) and player (winner, Jazzconnect.com Jazz Competition), Colligan is highly in demand as a sideman, having worked with players like Cassandra Wilson, Don Byron, Buster Williams, and Lonnie Plaxico, both on the bandstand and in recording sessions (appearing on over 100 CDs). He has released 24 recordings full of his intelligent writing and impressive technique. His latest CD on the Origin Label is called”The Endless Mysteries” and features Larry Grenadier and Jack DeJohnette. Colligan’s musical style incorporates everything from showtunes to funk, from free improvisation to 20th century classical music. " -georgecolligan.com

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

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

    Lineup: George Colligan, piano

    Website: htpps://www.georgecolligan.com

  • Jerry Steinhilber Trio

    Wednesday September 11th, 7PM

    “Not to seek to be like the Masters, but to seek what the Masters sought.”

    Drummer Jerry Steinhilber has written some wonderfully unique musical
    suites for this exciting tenor - bass - drums trio. The free-wheeling, full-throated
    sound of Josh Cook’s tenor soars over the propulsive rhythms that Jerry and King
    lay firmly underneath.

    The trio interweaves a variety of impactful tunes from classic and newer
    jazz masters that have been inspirational compositions for all serious jazz
    fans.

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

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

    Lineup: Jerry Steinhilber (composer, drums), Josh Cook (tenor sax), King Dahl (bass)

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

  • Brad Shigeta Quintet

    Wednesday September 18th, 7PM

    Originally from Montreal, and Formerly of the Lincoln Center Jazz Band, The Duke Ellington Orchestra as well as other big bands, Shigeta now resides in Vancouver where he is in scorching demand.
    Rooted in the golden age of the big band jazz era, Shigeta entertains and delights his audiences with deep understanding of swing…he is “truly one of the best trombonists in the world.”- Birkley Wisniewski, Director, Sugar Swing.

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

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

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

    Lineup: Brad Shigeta (trombone) others TBA

  • Stuart MacDonald Plays and Sings and Plays!  With special guest Thomas Marriott, trumpet.

    Wednesday September 25th 7PM

    Seattle Saxophonist, bandleader, and educator Stuart MacDonald presents an
    evening of classic jazz and original music, with a few vocal numbers thrown in for good measure.
    Tonight will feature award-winning trumpeter Thomas Marriott, WJMAC stellar mainstay
    Michael Glynn on bass, and two rising stars of the Seattle jazz scene:
    Dylan Hayes (piano), and Xavier Lecouturier (drums).

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

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

    Lineup: Stuart MacDonald (saxophones), Thomas Marriott (trumpet), Michael Glynn (bass), Dylan Hayes (piano), and Xavier Lecouturier (drums).

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

Coming Up...

Thomas Harris Quartet

Wednesday August 28th 7 PM

Get ready for Season 6! Thomas Harris Quartet plays on the patio of the Bellingham Cider Company. Dinner's on you, music's on us!

Josh Cook, Jerry Steinhilber, & King Dahl Trio

Wednesday September 11th at 7PM

Smashing local trio. Start the year right.