Our Upcoming Events

Wine, Women & Song

with special guests Lulu Swing

November 13, 2019  7-9 PM

Lairmont Manor

405 Fieldston Rd

Bellingham, WA

 

Admission $22.

Doors open at 6:30.  Concert starts 7PM.

Tickets available online OR at the door. 

Concert may sell out!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whatcom Sound Jazz Singers warmly invite you to "Wine, Women & Song" at the elegant Lairmont Manor.  A well-loved annual event for more than a decade, this year, the jazz choir represents amazing women of song!  Together with Lulu Swing, a Seattle based all-female Gypsy jazz band, we will celebrate women taking the stage in jazz.  Ticket price includes some savory eats donated by local businesses and supporters.  Wine and high quality chocolate will also be available for purchase.  Come listen to great music, meet old friends, and make some new ones!

Vocal Jazz Improvisation Workshops

Ongoing, beginning Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019

5:30-6:25 PM

Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship

1207 Ellsworth, Bellingham

...continued each Tuesday...EXCEPT Nov 12 and Nov 26

Led by Artistic Director Michael-Paul Gurulé.

This 12-week beginners workshop will give you basic tools for vocal improvisation (aka scatting!), in a safe and supportive environment.  Any level of experience welcome.  Come to all 12 sessions, or drop in to ANY session.

Open to all singers, of any gender.

Suggested donation $10-$20 per session

Pre-registration is appreciated, but not required.

Contact info.wsjs@gmail.com

This Season's Performances

November 13, 2019

Wine, Women & Song

with special guests Lulu Swing

Lairmont Manor

405 Fieldston Rd

Bellingham, WA

7-9 PM

March 7, 2020

De Meiro Festival

Edmonds, WA

Come hear us perform a few of our favorite songs at the festival!

Stay tuned for more performances...

Past Events

The Marvelous Music of May!

Spring Concert 

Our final event of the 2018/2019 season was a full length daytime Spring Concert at the lovely Bellewood Acres on Sunday, May 19.  This was a family-friendly concert, free for kids 17 and under.   Out on Bellewood's open air stage, with Mt. Baker as our backdrop, we performed a lively set including new repertoire and WSJS favorites along with a few surprises.  Local young jazz musician Sage Romey dazzled our audience with her incredible voice and improvisation skills.   Our talented trio (Conner Helms on keyboard, Melanie Sehman on Drums and Sarah Yates on bass) backed us up brilliantly, and our artistic director played saxophone!

F.A.M.E.  (Female Artists Music Extravaganza!)

On Saturday March 2, 2019, Whatcom Sound Jazz  performed with special guest, Seattle jazz vocalist Gail Pettis.  The choristers also had the valuable opportunity to learn from this seasoned jazz artist in a pre-concert workshop.  WSJS performed our exciting new repertoire with Gail joining forces on two numbers for a powerful explosion of song!  Gail ignited the evening with her solo repertoire backed up by members of Bellingham's own Gypsy Jazz Quintet, Nuages.  A native of Kentucky and currently based in Seattle, Gail delighted our audience with her rich, warm vocals and understated phrasing.  

Wine, Women, and Song

On Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at the stunning Lairmont Manor, Whatcom Sound Jazz performed a tribute to the late, great Aretha Franklin, featuring three songs made popular by Aretha.  Our special guest Marina Albero, gave a mesmerizing solo performance on the piano and hammer dulcimer.  She also added an exciting and dramatic flair to some of the choir's pieces by playing and soloing with us.  Currently based in Seattle, Marina Albero studied in Barcelona and Havana, and she  plays in many styles including latin, flamenco, early music and andalusie.  Marina loves composing and improvising with a wide personal language carved by her colorful background.  We were honored to perform with Marina.

 

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