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Come and hear live music ! The cornerstone of our entertainment efforts is the “2nd Sunday” Jazz at the Library series. On the 2nd Sunday of each month from 2 to 3:30 pm, there is a live performance by a local jazz group in the meeting room at the library. Get ready to smile and tap your toes, and there’s plenty of time for questions.

Dmitri Matheny and Ed Dunsavage Quartet – Sunday Jazz

The jazz quartet of guitarist Ed Dunsavage and flugelhornist Dmitri Matheny presents an afternoon of jazz, blues, bossa nova and beyond. In a program highlighting timeless classics from the Art Farmer/Jim Hall songbook, modern favorites by Jimmy Webb, Pat Metheny and Keith Jarrett, and favorite standards of American Popular Song, Matheny and Dunsavage (with Jeff…


Bellingham Dixieland All Stars

The Bellingham Dixieland All Stars is a band made up of musicians who have played the jazz circuit in famous bands. Since its inception in 2009, the band has performed in and around the Bellingham area, including B.C. Canada and as far south as Olympia. This is a Dixieland band with a Difference! The leader,…


A’Town Big Band – Sunday Jazz

Sunday Jazz July 9th, 2:00 – 3:00 PM at the “Heart of Anacortes” – 1014 4th Street A’Town Big Band is Skagit County’s own popular big band.  Providing lots of energy, they play the Big Band music of Stan Kenton, Count Basie, Maynard Ferguson, Bob Curnow, Buddy Rich, and more. The Heart of Anacortes is…


Sunday Jazz

Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers” JUNE 11, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM At the ‘Heart of Anacortes’ – 1014 4th Street, Anacortes Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers” evoke the spirit of a Paris cafe and the raucous energy of a Gypsy campsite with their unique twist on Gypsy Jazz. Free performance at the ‘Heart of Anacortes’ courtesy…


Hittin’ on All Six

“Hittin’ on All Six” – The Great Jazz Guitarists Come to Anacortes Public Library at 7 pm on Tuesday April 4 for a free talk, illustrated with recordings from the library’s Manieri jazz CD collection, given by Steve Dolmatz.  The program will follow the development of jazz guitar style and technique from the 20’s up…


Clave Gringa

Sunday Jazz – Clave Gringa Clave Gringa is a Seattle-based Latin jazz ensemble showcasing the compositions of Ann Reynolds (Ann-ita). Ann draws on many different Cuban music and dance styles in her compositions – from the European influenced danzón and chá to the Afro based rumba and 6/8 folkloric rhythms. Ann Reynolds – piano and…