At the Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center (WJMAC) the students are mentored by professional Northwest jazz musicians and have the opportunity to learn sight reading, soloing and improvising in the "pressure cooker" of the small group. After several months in the program, these young musicians are playing and working together at a proficiency commonly achieved at only the college level, giving them a huge head start on their professional careers. Much more than just creating entertainers, this type of study fosters in kids a high level of discipline and creative thinking.
Unity Spiritual Center of Bellingham will be providing the space for the combo classes and the weekly concerts. There is ample parking, easy wheelchair access, and very comfy chairs awaiting you!
Get directions to 1095 Telegraph Rd, Bellingham, WA 98226.
WJMAC.ORG provides (through the very hard work of Julian MacDonough), some of the best jazz to be heard in the northwest on a consistent basis.
Those who have attended, have enjoyed the music of Thomas Marriott, Jacob Zimmerman, Champion Fulton, Cory Weeds, The Small's All Stars, Harold Mabern, Milo Petersen, Jennifer Scott, Gretta Matassa, Kelley Johnson, Jimmy Heath, Saul Cline, Josh Cook, Kareem Kandi, George Colligan, Cole Schuster, Greg Feingold, The Arete Quartet, Adam Thomas, Jillian Lebeck, Mark Taylor, Steve Kaldestad, Louis Hayes and the Cannonball Adderley Band, Kevin Woods, Joe Manis, Marcus Printup, The Joey DeFrancesco Trio, Peter and Will Anderson and The Jeff Hamilton Trio - just to name a few.
Additionally, the exceptional music of the Miles Black Trio, is the WJMAC house band, comprised of Miles Black - piano, Michael Glynn - bass and Julian MacDonough - drums.
The WJMAC $35 Access Pass can be purchased at the door and is good for the four week time period, shown and validated on the back of the card. The pass covers access to local shows. National shows for WJMAC Access cardholders and members are discounted. The cost is a tax deductable donation to support a great music cause. Please support Jazz in Bellingham by contributing to the WJMAC.ORG program.