The Jazz Project – Northwest Jazz 2021


After a successful end to the video sharing series, The Jazz Project now begins its Summer programs including every Tuesday from 3:30-5:30 in Boundary Bay’s beer garden with the Out of the Ashes Music Therapy program. On August 14 from 1-7 the Bellhaven Jazz Festival returns to Samson Estates Winery featuring Greta Matassa Quintet, Dmitri Matheny/Josh Cook hard bop quintet, Gail Pettis Quartet and Chistopher Woitach Quintet. The festival is free for all ages and will have food trucks, beer, and wine available for purchase. For a complete listing of events, go to the GIGS page.

Now that we are in phase three of re-opening protocols, keep an eye on this website for updates about live concerts throughout the summer and fall.  These will be posted on the gigs page and the events calendar.   With Summer outdoor events underway, we should be back to normal indoor concert programs by Fall.   

The Jazz Project has secured several grants through the CARES Act from 2020 and Whatcom ReStart so that when the time comes to return to producing shows, our financial situation will be sound.   Online donations can be made on this website and will prepare us for our eventual return to programs.

The Bellingham Youth Jazz Band resumes rehearsals and concerts September 22, 2021! Contact Mark Kelly at 360-676-5750 for more information.


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