April is Jazz Appreciation Month. If you’re like me, you appreciate it year round, but I’d like to take this opportunity to make the effort to find a new group, a new venue, or a new series to check out. With that in mind, I’ll be sharing here the ones I know about in our area – Skagit and Whatcom counties.
Weekly Jazz Performances
Skylark’s Hidden Café in Bellingham showcases Jazz three nights a week – Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm.
Lighthouse Bar and Grill at the Hotel Bellwether in Bellingham has Jazz Tuesdays and Sundays at 5 pm.
(They don’t seem to list events on their website)
The Majestic in Bellingham presents Jazz every
Wednesday at 7pm.
Monthly Jazz Performances
The Anacortes Library Second Sunday Series (of course) at 3pm on the second Sunday of each month.
The Jazz Project in Bellingham presents Jazz on the last Sunday of most months at varying venues beginning at 4pm.
Other Venues and Series
The Sudden Valley Jazz Series present four times a year in the Dance Barn in Sudden Valley on Saturdays at 3pm.
The Rockfish Grill in Anacortes often has Jazz performances.
Performance Arts Center on the campus of Western Washington University showcases the WWU Jazz program at the end of each quarter.
I am certain there are others – but this listing can get you started. Get out there and enjoy the music made in America and enjoyed world-wide.