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Music: Steve Kaldestad plays sax at jazz center Sept. 16

Julian MacDonough, the founder of Whatcom Jazz Music Art Center, now in its second year, plans to feature an artist in residence each month who will play at the center’s space in the downstairs room at The Majestic, 1027 N. Forest St.

The first artist in residence is B.C. saxophonist Steve Kaldestad, performing with Michael Glynn on bass and MacDonough on drums at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16.

Originally from Saskatchewan, Kaldestad moved to Vancouver in 2008 after earning his master’s degree from McGill University in Montreal and spending eight years in London. He quickly became one of the most in-demand saxophonists on the Vancouver jazz scene. Kaldestad’s latest release is “New York Afternoon,” with the Renee Rosnes Trio.

He now lives in Port Moody, teaches at Capilano University, and directs the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s School of Music Big Band.

Admission is $10 general, $5 students, free for jazz center members.

More on Kaldestad: capilanou.ca/jazz-studies/bios/Steve-Kaldestad.

Details: wjmac.org, 206-612-5967.

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