The Jazz Project – Northwest Jazz 2021


The Jazz Project is pleased to announce a new video sharing series for the months of March, April, and May. The three-part concert series will be shot live at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center in Bellingham, WA and feature three bands: Duende Libre on March 13, Nelda Swiggett’s Alaska Suite on April 11, and Brian Cunningham Trio CD Release show on May 8, 2021. Each video concert will be made available within a week for public viewing. The concerts are free for Jazz Project members and for Manieri Jazz patrons. Tickets are available on this website in The Jazz Project store. Ticket purchasers should leave an email address. Donations are also welcome. This series is made possible by a generous grant from The Manieri Foundation.

However, due to the ongoing restrictions on music venues for precautions against COVID19,  additional concerts and programs have not been scheduled for 2021.   Keep and eye on this website for updates about virtual and remote concerts.  These will be posted on the gigs page and the events calendar.   Hopefully by Summer, we will resume some outdoor events and be back to normal programming by Fall.   

Whatcom County continues to miss the majority of its phased re-opening benchmarks so it is not practical to imagine that we will hit phase four any time soon. 
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 has been canceled until at least FALL 2021!

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


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