The Westerlies & ‘Jazz in the Methow Weekend’ coming Memorial Day Weekend

May 24-26, 2019

The Westerlies Concert will be a part of a full “Jazz in the Methow Weekend” which will include educational components, jazz jam sessions, and performances by other accomplished jazz ensembles.  A Dance Party with Jacob Zimmerman at the Barnyard Cinema in Winthrop will take place on Fri, May 24. Times and ticket prices are TBA. For details or to purchase tickets visit us at

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Fri, May 24, 7pm: Dance at the Barnyard Cinema featuring Jacob Zimmerman Band


Jacob Zimmerman Band JAZZ SWING DANCE.  Music and dancing start at 7 pm.  This is the dance event not to miss, and your excuse to dress up!  Ticket price $20, and $15 for Barnyard members. Tickets available at, and at the door.

Seattle-based saxophonist and clarinetist Jacob Zimmerman is an extremely versatile and integral part of the creative-music community. Jacob studied music at the internationally renowned Garfield High School, the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, and Mills College in Oakland. His teachers have included Roscoe Mitchell, Jerry Bergonzi, Joe Morris, and Anthony Coleman. Jacob was recognized as the “2013 Emerging Artist of Year” by Earshot Jazz.

Sat, May 25, 12-3pm: Learn! Jazz Academy

Jazz Academy – classes, lectures, workshops, on listening, singing, and playing jazz and improvised music. Tuition can be paid at the door at the time of the class. Pre-registration recommended for the Jazz Vocal classes by emailing the class instructor, Nancy Zahn at    All classes will be held at the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp. For any other questions contact us at

Sat, May 25, 6-8pm: Play! Community Jam Session!

Right after the Twispworks Shabang! Jazz Jam Session at the beautiful outdoor plaza at TwispWorks. Anchored by the Westendorf Jazz Trio (Lynette Westendorf – piano, Howie Johnson – bass, Kirk Schumacher – drums).  All ages, all instruments and singers.  Students who attend the Jazz Academy in the afternoon will get a chance to play to a friendly audience.  And all jazz players and singers in the valley will get to jam with this top-notch rhythm section. Rumor has it that Nancy Zahn and The Westerlies may be there.  

Sun, May 26, 7pm: Performance by the Westerlies at the Merc Playhouse


The Westerlies are a New York-based brass quartet comprised of childhood friends from Seattle: Riley Mulherkar and Chloe Rowlands on trumpet, and Andy Clausen and Willem de Koch on trombone.

Formed in 2011, the self-described “accidental brass quartet” takes its name from the prevailing winds that travel from the West to the East. “Skilled interpreters who are also adept improvisers” (NPR’s Fresh Air), The Westerlies explore jazz, roots and chamber music influences to create the rarest of hybrids: music that is both “folk-like and composerly, lovely and intellectually rigorous” (NPR Music). Equally at home in concert halls and living rooms, The Westerlies navigate a wide array of venues and projects with the precision of a string quartet, the audacity of a rock band, and the charm of a family sing-along.

Details for workshops, schedule of events and tickets available at