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Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center at the Sylvia Center for the Arts

205 Prospect St., Bellingham, WA

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1-(360)-319-3230

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WJMAC presents Birch Pereira and The Gin Joints

Jazz, Swing

In 2016 their debut album, Dream Man, won Earshot Jazz Society’s "Northwest Jazz Recording of the Year" and in 2017 & 2018 Birch was nominated as "Vocalist of the Year." This band dares to play every style of mid-20th century American music - from swing to to blues to jazz, soul and vintage rock ’n’ roll. Birch Pereira (vocals, bass), Rex Gregory (sax, clarinet), Jacob Park Evans (guitar), Ray Larsen (Trumpet), Adrian Van Batenburg (drums). Tickets at door 6PM. Doors at 6:30. First come, first seated. Program subject to change; please check our website:www.wjmac.org or email us: info@wjmac.org

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• Wed 5/1/19 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

WJMAC presents D'Vonne Lewis's Limited Edition

Jazz

Seattle’s dynamic, go-to drummer D’Vonne Lewis won the award for Outstanding Drum Soloist at the Essential Ellington competition at Jazz at Lincoln Center three years straight while in high school; in 2013 he was awarded Earshot Jazz’s Golden Ear Award, Instrumentalist of the Year. He has played WJMAC with a number of other bands, most recently with The Bill Anschell Trio. Tonight, at last, he brings his own band. Andy Coe (guitar), Farko Dusomov (bass), Cliff Colon (sax), Jacques Willis (vibes), D’Vonne Lewis (drums). Tickets at the door 6PM. Doors at 6:30. First come, first seated. Program subject to change; please check our website: www.wjmac.org or email us: info@wjmac.org.

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• Wed 5/8/19 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

WJMAC presents Greta Matassa

Jazz

The illustrious Ms. Matassa needs no introduction here in the PNW. She has been voted "Northwest Vocalist of the Year" by Earshot Jazz seven times in 15 years, honored with a lifetime achievement award and inducted into the Earshot Jazz Hall of Fame in 2014. We are thrilled she is here. Greta Matassa (vocals), Darin Clendenin (piano), Alexey Nikolaev (sax), Clipper Anderson (bass), Mark Ivester (drums). Tickets at the door 6PM. Doors at 6:30. First come, first seated. Program subject to change; please check our website: www.wjmac.org or email us: info@wjmac.org.

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• Wed 5/15/19 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

WJMAC presents Miles Black & Thomas Harris

Jazz

Both Miles Black (piano) and Thomas Harris (saxophones) are well known to NW jazz audiences through a variety of bands and lineups. This evening's performance is just the two of them--a rare duo evening from these two consummate artists. Tickets at the door 6PM. Doors at 6:30PM. First come, first seated. Program subject to change; please check our website: www.wjmac.org or email us: info@wjmac.org.

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• Wed 5/22/19 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

WJMAC presents Ron Jones and The Jazz Forest

Jazz

Multiple award winning, Grammy nominated Hollywood composer Ron Jones returns for the first time this season with his renowned 12 piece Jazz Forest featuring Pete Christlieb (tenor) and Jeff Kashiwa (alto). Jazz Forest taps into the roots of Jazz, standards,straight-ahead, Be-Bop as well as influences such as pop, and other contemporary styles. We are in the Lucas Hicks Theatre tonight—plenty of room--bring your friends. Tickets at the door 6PM. Doors 6:30PM. Program subject to change; please check our website: www.wjmac.rg or email us: info@wjmac.org.

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• Wed 5/29/19 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM