2017 series tickets may be purchased for $70, single concert tickets are $20, available at the Sudden Valley Community Center, Village Books or click the “Order Online” button on the front page. For further information, call K.C. Sulkin at 360-671-1709.
2017 Concert Series:
Trumpeter/composer Kevin Woods is quickly as one of the most melodic and emotive voices in improvised music in the NW. His passion for both performance and education have made him in demand as a leader and a sideman, as well as composer, arranger and clinician. He is director of jazz studies at WWU and brings both a faculty quartet and student jazz band to SV.
Greta Matassa has been a popular, regular performer at the Sudden Valley Jazz Series. This year she brings her husband, bassist Clipper Anderson, who defies labels, and is equally comfortable with straight-ahead, traditional, free jazz or bebop. It should be an exciting concert to hear what “she says” and what “he says!”
Josephine Howell has performed in venues nationally and internationally, on stages from Chicago to Nashville, Kenya to Australia. She has also shared the stage with Madonna, Queen Latifah, Ernestine Anderson, BeBe Winan and many more. She performed at the 2014 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.
The Atlantics are a Bellingham favorite and will open the concert with their popular music style.
“Rebecca is simply one of the best interpreters of The Great American Songbook. She has a gorgeous voice and a deep connection with every song she touches. In a world of pretenders, she’s absolutely the real thing. I love what she does!” Michael Feinstein
All concerts take place at 3 p.m. in the Sudden Valley Dance Barn, Gate 2, 8 Barn View Ct., Bellingham. Seating is limited. Drinks are available for purchase at the concerts. There is plentiful free parking.