Note: All WJMAC events are held at the The Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St, Bellingham unless otherwise listed.

Jazz Combos

Jazz Combo classes happen every Sunday from 1:30 - 3:30 PM and from 4:00 - 6:00 PM.

Upcoming Performances

  • CHANGE UP: Mike Allen Trio AND 3 Trumpets at WJMAC

    Wednesday, December 13, 7-9PM

    Bellingham has long benefitted from its close proximity to to Vancouver, B.C. Having Mike Allen grace the WJMAC stage is a classic example. An artful and melodic composer himself, Mike is also inventive and thoughtful in his exploration of other's compositions. Tonight he is ably assisted by the WJMAC's go-to bassist Michael Glynn, and Julian MacDonough on drums. For the second set, another staunch WJMAC supporter and WWU jazz studies program director, Kevin Woods, will lead a sextet featuring himself, Vern Sielerts, and Jay Thomas on trumpets.

    Location: Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center at the Sylvia Center, 205 Prospect Ave, Bellingham

    Cost: $10 General; $5 Students; Members and Combo students free.

    Lineup: Mike Allen (saxophones), Michael Glynn (bass), Julian MacDonough (drums); Kevin Woods, Jay Thomas, Vern Sielerts (trumpets)

    Website: http://mikeallenjazz.com/

  • Saul Cline & Matt Weiner at WJMAC

    Wednesday, December 20, 7-9PM

    A member of the Free Range Saxophone Quartet, Saul Cline covers a lot of ground on sax and clarinet as a freelance musician here in the PNW. He's in good company with bassist Matt Weiner as they swing through for this show. Swing being the operative word, because they will. Julian MacDonough will complete the trio on drums.

    Location: Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center at the Sylvia Center, 205 Prospect Ave., Bellingham

    Cost: $10 General; $5 Students; Members and Combo students free.

    Lineup: Saul Cline (sax & clarinet), Matt Weiner (bass), Julian MacDonough (drums)

  • Michael Van Bebber Quartet

    Wednesday, December 27, 7-9PM

    Michael Van Bebber is no stranger to WJMAC, so it feels fitting to close out 2017 with him leading a quartet. Whether it is leading jazz bands at Roosevelt High in Seattle, playing for the Seattle Jazz Repertory Orchestra, transcribing works of his idols, or as a member of a small combo like The Cantalopes, Michael has something he wants us to hear. He has led groups on the WJMAC stage several times over the last few years, much to our audience's enjoyment. The WJMAC house trio will provide all the support he needs to help 2017 out on a good note.

    Location: Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center at the Sylvia Center, 205 Prospect Ave., Bellingham

    Cost: $10 General; $5 Students; Members and Combo students free.

    Lineup: Michael Van Bebber (trumpet), John Hansen (piano), Michael Glynn (bass), Julian MacDonough (drums)

Coming Up...

CHANGE UP: Mike Allen Trio Returns AND MORE!

Wednesday, December 13, 7 PM

Mike Allen (saxes) returns to lead a trio with Michael Glynn on bass and Julian MacDonough on drums for the night's first set. Then three trumpeters - Kevin Woods, Vern Sielert, and Jay Thomas - headline the second set.

Saul Cline & Matt Weiner at WJMAC

Wednesday, December 20, 7 PM

Saul Cline (sax, clarinet) and Matt Weiner (bass) swing through WJMAC for a night.