The next Art of Jazz concert at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, is Sunday May 22 (Chick Corea Tribute show with Jeffrey Gilliam solo piano, Children’s Songs first set and Duende Libre second set). Covid protocals remain in place including proof of full vaccination and masking optional during the performance. Tickets available for all shows on this website. Tickets are generic and admit to any of the remaining Art of Jazz concerts, Summer Series concerts, or Fall Art of Jazz concerts.
Keep an eye on this website for updates about live concerts at Samson Winery July 2 (Gail Pettis), August 6 (Blues Union), and the Bellhaven Jazz Festival on August 27 (Jennifer Scott 4tet, Brian Cunningham Trio, Jerry Steinhilber Trio, and Danned if We Do–a Steely Dan Band). Fall shows resume at the Firehouse September 25 (Thomas Marriott 4tet), October 23, and November 20 (Ben Thomas). 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.
The Bellingham Youth Jazz band plans to resume in the Fall of 2022. Barring any new COVID-type outbreaks or restrictions, we hope to welcome interested 7th grade and older musicians to join us in September. Informational fliers will be sent to local schools and music stores at the end of Summer. Due to the vulnerability of those we serve, full COVID-19 vaccinations will be required of all participants (and any family members that come to our concerts) by September 2022. If you are interested in joining the band at that time, contact us at www.jazzproject.org and click ‘contact’; we will give you first notice of planned rehearsal & performance schedule.
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.
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