PacificArts AssociationBringa world of music to your shore

Published on Thu, Jul 8, 2004
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Pacific Arts Association
Bring a world of music to your shore

The Pacific Arts Association, an all volunteer organization, produces an annual series of concerts by professional artists. In addition the PAA supports the development of new talent through workshops and by sponsoring performances by young promising students from within Blaine and the surrounding areas through our jazz festival in July.

Free Lunch Bites at noon
Mon. July 12 Marine Park, Blaine Ryan Burns Trio
Tues. July 13 Blackberry House, Blaine Chris Woitach - Guitar Combo
Wed. July 14 Marine Park, Blaine Pavlo*
Thurs. July 15 Marine Park, Blaine Bellingham Youth Jazz Band
Fri. July 16 Marine Park, Blaine Jazz Festival - Vocal Students
*Canada’s Juno nominee known as “The Greek God of Guitar.”

Free Afternoon & Evening Concerts
Mon. July 12, 7pm Packers Lounge, Semiahmoo Resort
Ryan Burns Trio
Tues. July 13, 7pm Packers Lounge, Semiahmoo Resort
Jazz Faculty Showcase**
Thurs. July 15, 7 pm Village Green, Fairhaven
Jazz Faculty Showcase**
Sat. July 17, 3-6pm Birch Bay Discovery Days
Student Jazz Concert

Blaine jazz festival for teens
July 11 - July 17, 2004
Six exciting days of rehearsals, combos, improv and other great classes for teens with an internationally recognized faculty culminating in a jazz concert, featuring student big bands, combos and vocal groups. NEW! “Let’s Rock” class will reinforce the fundamentals of music through material that most kids play. Learn how to start a band and keep it going. Registration still in progress. Register online at or phone 371-0141. Housing available for out of town students. Produced in cooperation with the Blaine School District.

Calendar of upcoming concerts
A String of Pearls
Friday, July 16, 2004, 7:30pm
Gems from Jazz, Ragtime, Blues and Pop with NYC’s Dan Goble,
Alastair Kay of Ron McConnell’s Boss Brass and starring Greta Matassa, the “best jazz vocalist on the West Coast.” - Earshot Magazine

L’Histoire Du Soldat
Friday, August 20, 2004, 7:30 pm
Stravinsky’s jazzy and dramatic warning against selling your soul to
the devil. Plus Prokofiev’s Rhapsody on Hebrew Themes and
Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro.
Comprised of Principal Players from Major North American &
European Orchestras. Produced by the Bellingham Festival of Music
in cooperation with the Pacific Arts Association. Not included in the PAA season. Tickets 360-734-6080.

Northern Lights
Saturday, September 25, 2004, 7:30pm
A joint recital by New York Philharmonic Principals, oboist Joseph Robinson and flutist Robert Langevin with pianist Richard Bishop,
with Blaine’s own Martin Kuuskmann, bassoon.
Plus Flute and Oboe Workshops open to all woodwinds: Western Washington
University Campus, September 24, 2004, Phone: (360)371-0141

Winter Harp
Sunday, December 12, 2004, 3:30 pm
Blaine’s traditional holiday concert plus new seasonal magic. Celtic, Spanish and classical harps, flute, cello, percussion, poetry and song.

Mark Nadler
Saturday, March 12, 2005, 7:30 pm
“The most prodigious talent performing in America today.”
- The Village Post

Misty River
Saturday, May 7, 2005, 7:30pm
Folk, Bluegrass and Celtic merge and become America.

All performances held in the Blaine Performing Arts Center, 975 H Street, Blaine. Tickets available online at, by phone with a credit card (360)332-6484. In Bellingham at Village Books and in Blaine at Steamers, the gift shop at Semiahmoo Resort, Smuggler’s Inn and the Visitors Center.