The Jazz Project – Northwest Jazz 2021


Coming up next September 26, October 24, and November 28 is the Fall Art of Jazz Series at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center on Sundays at 4pm. The series starts with Brent Jensen’s tribute to Paul Desmond with Jamie Findlay, Chris Symer, and Steve Tate. October 24 Miles Tribute Band featuring Thomas Marriott and Josh Cook with Jeff Johnson, Bill Anschell and Jud Sherwood; and November 28 Jennifer Scott Quartet with Rene Worst, Jud Sherwood and Josh Cook.

Keep an eye on this website for updates about live concerts throughout the fall.  These will be posted on the gigs page and the events calendar.      

 Online donations can be made on this website and will prepare us for our eventual return to programs.

The Bellingham Youth Jazz Band will delay the start of season #23, Fall of 2021, due to the increasing COVID 19 cases in Whatcom County. If you are interested in joining the band when we do resume (Spring, Summer or Fall of 2022), please contact us at and click ‘contact’; we will make sure you get first notice of eventual restart. Due to the vulnerability of those we serve, full vaccinations will be required of all participants and family members, which is another reason for this delay.

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. When the BYJB resumes participating students and their respective families will be required to have full COVID vaccines completed.


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