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Ron Jones’ Jazz Forest
Wed, June 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center’s weekly Wednesday night concert series brings the best local, regional, and national jazz musicians to Northwest Washington.
WJMAC is lucky to have Ron Jones’ 12-piece big band one last time this season. For this gig Ron has managed to add trumpeter Chuck Findley to join his fellow Tonight Show veteran tenor saxophonist Pete Christlieb and the rest of this great band. You may not know it, but you have probably heard both these guys on the radio often as they were in demand session players who helped out talents like Steely Dan and Tom Waits. You don’t get many chances to hear a band this big and this good pairing two such great musicians with some of the best NW talent, like Susan Pascal (vibes), Matt Jorgensen (drums), John Hansen (piano) and Jeff Kashiwa (alto). Each of the Jazz Forest gigs brings a little different mix of personnel, but the playing is always stellar.
Concerts begin at 7pm. Admission is at the door only: see https://www.wjmac.org/events for more information and pricing.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZER
Led by Artistic Director Julian MacDonough, Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center brings local, regional, and nationally-recognized jazz artists to Whatcom County, as well as offering jazz combo classes to aspiring young musicians, encouraging and cultivating the next generation of jazz artists, lovers, and audience members. Learn more at https://www.wjmac.org.