The Jazz Project – Northwest Jazz 2021


Coming up Sunday January 30 at 4pm is the first concert of the Spring Art of Jazz series at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center. Vocalist, Gail Pettis, leads the quintet with Dmitri Matheny flugelhorn, Bill Anschell piano, Jeff Johnson bass, and Jud Sherwood drums. The series continues March 6 (Bill Anschell Quartet); April 24 (Christopher Woitach/John Moak Quintet); and May 22 (Chick Corea Tribute show with Duende Libre first set and Jeffrey Gilliam solo piano, Children’s Songs second set). Tickets available for all shows on this website.

Keep an eye on this website for updates about live concerts throughout the summer and fall. If you are not already on the mailing list, contact The Jazz Project through this site for more information on programs and membership.  Programs and events will be posted on the gigs page and the events calendar.      

 Online donations can be made on this website.

The Bellingham Youth Jazz Band will delay the start of season #23, Fall of 2021, due to the increasing COVID 19 cases in Whatcom County. If you are interested in joining the band when we do resume (Spring, Summer or Fall of 2022), please contact us at and click ‘contact’; we will make sure you get first notice of eventual restart. Due to the vulnerability of those we serve, full vaccinations will be required of all participants and family members, which is another reason for this delay.

As we consult with local health officials, nursing home & retirement community operators, Bellingham Senior Center, Whatcom County Parks and regional School districts this website will serve as the monitor for what to expect moving forward. When the BYJB resumes participating students and their respective families will be required to have full COVID vaccines completed.


Underwriting projects and program services include:

Funding for these programs comes primarily from members like you. Now in our 23rd season, member donations provide the lion’s share of the annual budget, while corporate, foundation, and arts grants provide the balance of our funding needs. With that in mind, I encourage you to support the arts in general and The Jazz Project specifically.  Thank you for supporting live music and living musicians. Jud Sherwood, Jazz Project Director