The Jazz Project – Northwest Jazz 2020


Last Sunday of Month:
January – May, and
September – November

Due to the closing of all venues statewide for precautions against COVID19,  I regrettably need to inform you that all 2020 concerts and programs are being cancelled.  

As many of you know, The Summer series at Samson Winery was cancelled when the phased re-opening prevented large gatherings.   Now that Whatcom County is missing the majority of its phased re-opening benchmarks it is not practical to imagine that we will hit phase four in time to salvage the Bellhaven Jazz Festival, the Fall Art of Jazz Series, the Youth Jazz Band, or the Out of the Ashes program.
Presently, The Jazz Project is working on securing grants so that when the time comes to return to producing shows, our financial situation will be such that we can restart programming to include the shows that were canceled this year due to Coronavirus.   Online donations can be made on this website and will prepare us for our eventual return to programs.

All other Jazz Project events for summer have been canceled including Out of the Ashes events at Boundary Bay from 3:30-5 :30 on Tuesdays and the Bellingham Youth Jazz Band has been canceled until at least Summer 2021!

Once phase four is approved for Whatcom County, The Jazz Project can resume previously scheduled programming–hopefully by 2021.


Underwriting projects and program services include:

Funding for these programs comes primarily from members like you. Now in our 21st concert 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 look over our exciting mix of jazz projects for 2019 and invest in making jazz accessible and affordable to all. You may order tickets and make donations on-line through the Jazz Project Store. Thank you for supporting live music and living musicians. Jud Sherwood, Jazz Project Director