The Jazz Project – Northwest Jazz 2021

VIDEO SHARING SERIES

Coming up this Sunday, The Jazz Project presents the second concert of its Video Sharing Series at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, April 11 at 5pm. The concert is a live recording and video production of Nelda Swiggett’s Alaska Suite–A story of beauty, loss, and hope. Presently we can seat patrons at 50% capacity and masks are required. Brian Cunningham Trio CD Release show is 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.

The Jazz Project hosted the first concert of its new video sharing series on March 13 with Duende Libre. The concert is available to Jazz Project Members and the Manieri Endowment. Tickets for viewing can be purchased in the Jazz Project store. The three-part concert series is shot live at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center in Bellingham, WA.

Now that we are in phase three of re-opening protocols, keep an 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.



PROGRAM SERVICES

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