Gail Pettis photo by Daniel Sheehan

Applications for 2018 Jack Straw Artist Residencies Now Available

The Jack Straw Artist Residency Programs offer established and emerging artists in diverse disciplines an opportunity to explore the creative use of sound in a professional atmosphere through residencies in our recording studios and participation in our various presentation programs. Applications for the 2018 program are now available at, with a deadline of November 1. Artists may apply to only one program per year.

SoulCanvas Event Launch Party

Join local artists on November 4 at Frederick Holmes Art Gallery in Pioneer Square (309 Occidental Ave S) to celebrate the official launch of SoulCanvas. Space is limited; tickets are available at

Founded this past spring by Seattle musicians D’Vonne Lewis and Elena Maque, SoulCanvas provides artists with an opportunity to record and share original work through social media and special events. Learn more about the project at

WJMAC Jazz Walk

Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center (WJMAC), a 501(c)3 nonprofit arts and education organization, is hosting its first-ever fundraiser for the WJMAC Jazz Education Program, a jazz performance program for high school-aged musicians. Jazz Walk 2017 presents 12 bands in six venues in the Arts District of downtown Bellingham on Thursday, November 16, from 6–11pm. Regional bands include: Julian MacDonough and Dan Faehnle, Blake Angelos Trio, Kevin Woods Quartet, Gail Pettis, Zoo Patrol, Alicia Dauber, Milo Peterson Trio, Joe Doria, Casey McGill, Pace and Line-Up, as well as Ari Hoenig from NYC. One ticket ($25 general, $15 students) gets attendees in to any or all venues. Advance tickets at Day of tickets at the Sylvia Center, 205 Prospect St, Bellingham, after 5pm. More info at

On the Horizon

Matthew Shipp Trio with Michael Bisio and Newman Taylor Baker
Monday, December 4, 7:30pm
PONCHO Concert Hall
710 E Roy St

Earshot Jazz is excited to present pianist/composer Matthew Shipp in trio with Michael Bisio (bass) and Newman Taylor Baker (drums) this December. Tickets and more info to come at

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November 1, 2017