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:

Kevin WoodsMarch 18:  Kevin Woods with the WWU Faculty Quartet plus WWU Jazz Band

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.

matassa-smallApril 22:  Greta Matassa and Clipper Anderson – “She Clipper_AndersonSays/He Says”

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!”

The Atlantics
Josephine Howell2October 7: Josephine Howell and The Atlantics

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-KilgoreNovember 11: Rebecca Kilgore

“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.


Jazz — 7 Comments

  1. Would like to purchase 2 tickets for the 4/2 concert. Doesn’t look like I can do that online. Do I need to call Village Books?

    • Carol,
      I believe Village Books is just selling series tickets at this time. If you like, I can set aside 2 single concert tickets for you to pick up and pay at the door. Or, we usually begin single concert ticket sales in March, so they should be available at this website by next week. Let me know what you would like to do.
      Mary Haslam,
      Treasurer, FSWL

    • Carol,
      I just added single concert tickets to the website, so you should now be able to purchase tickets for the April 2 concert. If you purchase online, I will mail the tickets to you.

  2. The Satchmo Tribute was a great performance at the Barn. Can anyone tell me all the band members names? I know Julian and Jon-Erik and Evan. Thanks. I would go a good ways to hear any of them again.

    • Nick,
      I’m sorry to reply to your question so late, but I was out of town for the concert. It sounds like I missed a great one. I have forwarded your question to K.C. Sulkin to answer since I do not know the names of all the musicians. Thanks for your support of the South Whatcom Library.

      Mary Haslam
      Friends of the South Whatcom Library

    • Brad Shigata, trombone, Greg Ruby, guitar and banjo, Matt Weiner, bass. Spread the word about our series and make sure to catch rising Cuban pianist, Jorge Pacheco, on Sunday Nov. 6th.

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