Note: All WJMAC events are held at the Unity Spiritual Center, 1095 Telegraph Rd, Bellingham unless otherwise listed.


Summer Jazz Camp: July 17th - 21st, 2017

Join us for a five day intensive focusing on improvisation, jazz theory, combo performance, jazz history, master classes, and private instruction.

Classes will be held from 10am to 5pm with a special performance on Wednesday evening featuring The Ben Patterson/Cory Weeds Quartet. Student combos will also take to the WJMAC stage for performances to end the week.

Whether a beginner or a more advanced player, you will learn from some of the finest musicians in the NW. Gain more confidence and deepen your improv abilities at the WJMAC Summer Jazz Camp.

To register, send your name and contact information to wjmacjazzcamp@gmail.com or call Julian MacDonough at 509-859-1801. Cost is $400 per student. Scholarships available.

Jazz Combos

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

Upcoming Performances

  • A Tribute to Horace Silver featuring the Kevin Woods Quintet

    Wednesday, September 6, 7-9PM

    WJMAC opens up it's fourth season with a tribute to one of jazz's great players/composers Horace Silver. Starting with Stan Getz around 1950, soon teaming up with Art Blakey to found the collective Jazz Messengers, Silver went on to make his mark in the jazz canon playing and composing many of what make up today's "standards". Tonight that legacy will be represented by the able chops of Kevin Woods on trumpet and Cory Weeds on tenor sax. But that isn't all, the stage will be loaded with great players, because backing up Kevin and Cory will be Tony Foster on piano, Michael Glynn on bass, and Julian MacDonough on drums.

    Location: WJMAC at the Sylvia Center, 205 Prospect St., Bellingham

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

    Lineup: Kevin Woods (trumpet); Cory Weeds (tenor sax); Michael Glynn (bass); Tony Foster (piano); Julian MacDonough (drums)

    Website: www.kevinwoodsmusic.com; https://coryweeds.com; www.tonyfostermusic.com; http://michaelglynn.com

  • Live from NYC Will and Peter Anderson

    Wednesday, September 13, 7-9PM

    The NY Times calls them "saxophone and clarinet virtuosos", but let me warn you. You may think you are seeing double, but you will definitely be hearing more than double when these two get going. Will and Peter are making their second appearance at WJMAC. If you didn't catch them when they were here in the 2015-16 season, you won't want to miss them this time. It's hard to find a review that isn't absolutely glowing. If Quincy Jones can say "you made a 78 year-old ex-be-bopper smile like a fox eatin' sourkraut" what more could we say?

    Location: WJMAC at the Sylvia Center, 205 Prospect St., Bellingham

    Cost: $20 General; $10 WJMAC members; $5 students

    Lineup: Will Anderson, Peter Anderson (saxophones and clarinet); Julian MacDonough (drums), bass/piano TBA

    Website: http://peterandwillanderson.com/

  • A Quartet of Great Seattle Artists

    Wednesday, September 20, 7-9PM

    WJMAC is so pleased when Dawn Clement and Mark Taylor take the drive up from Seattle to dazzle our audience with their exciting takes on the jazz idiom. And we would be remiss if we failed to acknowledge the stalwart and creative bassist Michael Glynn, who has made that same drive so many times to anchor the WJMAC house band with drummer Julian MacDonough. We are sure tonight's performance will please anyone with a discriminating taste for good jazz.

    Location: WJMAC at the Sylvia Center, 205 Prospect St., Bellingham

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

    Lineup: Dawn Clement: Piano; Mark Taylor: Alto Sax; Michael Glynn: Bass; Julian MacDonough: Drums

    Website: http://www.dawnclement.com/; http://marktaylorjazz.com/

  • Tamir Hendelman Trio

    Wednesday, September 27, 7-9PM

    If you've seen Jeff Hamilton in the last few years, you have probably found yourself digging the pianist, Tamir Hendelman. Tamir has been on that piano bench since 2000. Tonight Tamir returns to WJMAC, fresh from the Monterrey Jazz Festival, heading up his own trio with Alex Frank on bass and Dean Koba on drums. A pianist who is known for playing that is "sensitive, introspective and captivating" (LA Jazz Scene), Tamir is often compared with the great Oscar Peterson, but you will find he deserves plenty of accolades in his own right.

    Location: WJMAC at the Sylvia Center, 205 Prospect St., Bellingham

    Cost: $20 General; $10 WJMAC members; $5 students

    Lineup: Tamir Hendelman (piano); Alex Frank (bass); Dean Koba (drums)

    Website: https://www.tamirhendelman.com; www.akexfrankmusic.com; http://www.deankoba.com/

Coming Up...

Season Opener: A Tribute to Horace Silver featuring the Kevin Woods Quintet

Wednesday, September 6, 7-9 PM

Kevin Woods and Cory Weeds team up with Tony Foster (piano), Michael Glynn (bass), and Julian MacDonough (drums) to play some of the hits from the great Horace Silver's 60 year career.

From NYC! Will and Peter Anderson

Wednesday, September 13, 7-9 PM

Saxophonists/clarinetists Peter and Will Anderson return to blow away the WJMAC audience again.