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WWU jazz trumpeter Kevin Woods plays April 8 at Eat Restaurant

Trumpeter Kevin Woods plays with bassist Roger Yamashita at 7 p.m. Friday, April 8, at Eat Restaurant and Bar.
Trumpeter Kevin Woods plays with bassist Roger Yamashita at 7 p.m. Friday, April 8, at Eat Restaurant and Bar. Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

Growing up, Kevin Woods was surrounded by music from the swing era, in part because his dad was a trumpet player with a big band in Walla Walla.

“He gave me a bugle at age 2, a cornet at age 5, then a trumpet in junior high school,” Woods says.

Family car trips were filled with music tapes of Louis Armstrong, and Woods says he learned all of the trumpet solos and melodies from the tapes. Now an assistant professor of music at Western Washington University in the jazz studies program, Woods will perform with bassist Roger Yamashita at 7 p.m. Friday, April 8, at Eat Restaurant and Bar, 1200 Cornwall Ave.

A Western graduate, Woods also teaches occasionally at Whatcom Jazz Music Art Center at The Majestic, 1027 N. Forest St., and often plays there with the Miles Black Octet. Woods is the headliner at the Art Center at 7 p.m. April 27. Hlans to record an album of original music this summer, and Bellingham’s Zoo Patrol, an electric-groove group he plays in, made a live video and audio recording at Mount Baker Theatre a few weekends ago.

Joe and Carol Young perform

Guitarist and singer Joe Young got his first guitar in 1958 and right away he started learning as many chords as he could. “I studied music theory in the late 1960s, began writing music, and never stopped,” he says.

Young and his wife, Carol Young, perform at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at Jansen Art Center’s Piano Lounge, 321 Front St., Lynden, and at 8 p.m. Friday, April 8, at Fireside Martini & Wine Bar, 415 W. Bakerview Road.

Carol has been playing bass with him for the last couple of years. Joe says they are working on a new album of material they’ve been performing lately, and have enjoyed the positive audience response. They play a variety of genres, from the Beatles to Pat Boone. “I try to let the audience or the venue choose the mood and the songs for each performance,” he says.

Chris Eger plays from new CD

The Chris Eger Band, fresh from their sold-out CD release concert at Mount Vernon’s Lincoln Theatre, plays from the album, “Show Me Where to Sign,” at 6:30 p.m. April 10 at The Wild Buffalo, 208 W. Holly St. The Naughty Blokes open. Tickets: $10.

Jackie Greene at the Buffalo

Guitarist and vocalist Jackie Greene, who splits his time between Brooklyn and Salinas, Calif., performs from “Back to Birth,” his first album in five years, at 9:30 p.m. April 9 at The Wild Buffalo, 208 W. Holly St. Greene plays frequently with Phil Lesh & Friends, as well as the Black Crowes and Warren Haynes. Tickets: $18.

Also playing Thursday

“Mighty” Mike McGee and friends, 7 p.m., The Green Frog, 1015 N. State St.

Tanya Hladik Trio, 8:30 p.m., Honey Moon Mead & Cider, 1053 N. State St.

J.P. Falcon Grady & Friends, 9 p.m., Main Street Bar & Grill, 2215 Main St., Ferndale

Chuck and Carr, 8:30 p.m., McKay’s Taphouse, 1118 E. Maple St

Marvin Johnson & Friends, 8 p.m., Skylark’s Hidden Cafe, 1308 11th St.

A Tribe Called Red, Shadow Variable, Roman Kandle, 9 p.m., The Wild Buffalo, 208 W. Holly St.

Also playing Friday

Nuages, 7:30 p.m., Beach Store Cafe, 2200 N. Nugent Road, Lummi Island

Andy Koch, J.P. Falcon Grady, 3 p.m., The Beach at Birch Bay, 7876 Birch Bay Drive, Birch Bay

Mick Byrd, 8 p.m., The Edison, 5829 Cains Court, Edison

Baby Cakes, Andonimus, 9:30 p.m., The Green Frog, 1015 N. State St.

Blake Angelos, 6 p.m., Lighthouse Bar & Grill, Hotel Bellwether, 1 Bellwether Way

Nashville Northwest, 9 p.m., Main Street Bar & Grill, 2215 Main St., Ferndale

Justin Smith, 9 p.m., Poppe’s 360 at Four Points By Sheraton, 714 Lakeway Drive

Micro Management hosts Stevey B, 2Troublesome, Kyle Vest, Raccunem MC Gan, Taj Eye, Tik & Tek, 9 p.m., The Shakedown, 1212 N. State St.

Little Big Band, 9:45 p.m. Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa, 4876 Haxton Way, Ferndale

3 Parts Jazz, 8 p.m., Skylark’s Hidden Cafe, 1308 11th St.

Journey Revisited, 7 p.m., Swinomish Casino and Lodge, 12885 Casino Drive, Anacortes

Jerkagram, Guillotine Eyes, 10 p.m., The Waterfront Seafood & Bar, 521 W. Holly St.

Sango, Ca$h Bandicoot, Boombox Kid, 9 p.m., The Wild Buffalo, 208 W. Holly St.

Also playing Saturday

Andy Koch, Silver City Band, 3 p.m., The Beach at Birch Bay, 7876 Birch Bay Drive, Birch Bay

Sam Chue, 1 p.m., Book Fare Cafe, 1200 11th St.

The Masses, Moonhat, 9 p.m., Cafe Bouzingo, 1209 Cornwall Ave.,

Conner Helms, 7 p.m., Eat Restaurant and Bar, 1200 Cornwall Ave.

Hot Damn Scandal, 8:30 p.m., The Edison, 5829 Cains Court, Edison

Cheryl Hodge’s Singers Saturday, 4 p.m., Fireside Martini & Wine Bar, 415 W. Bakerview Road

Chuck Dingee, 8 p.m., Fireside Martini & Wine Bar, 415 W. Bakerview Road

McDougall, 7 p.m., The Green Frog, 1015 N. State St.

Western Centuries (formerly Cahalen Morrison and Country Hammer), 9:30 p.m., The Green Frog, 1015 N. State St.

The Bellow Wing Banjo Tour, 8:30 p.m., Honey Moon Mead & Cider, 1053 N. State St.

Blake Angelos, 6 p.m., Lighthouse Bar & Grill, Hotel Bellwether, 1 Bellwether Way

Flannel, Mr. Feelgood & The Firm Believers, 9 p.m., Main Street Bar & Grill, 2215 Main St., Ferndale

Whitney Girl, Mo Troper & The Assumptions, Dog Mountain, Cat Valley, Hooves and Beak, Scruffager, 8 p.m., Make.Shift, 306 Flora St.

Damon Jones, 6 p.m., Old World Deli, 1228 N. State St.

Wes Mackey, 9 p.m., Poppe’s 360 at Four Points By Sheraton, 714 Lakeway Drive

Aaron Apple's Farewell Party, Xavier's School, Skymall, Tyrant Fly Catchers, 9 p.m., The Shakedown, 1212 N. State St.

Jimmy Vegas, 9 p.m., Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa, 4876 Haxton Way, Ferndale

The Spencetet, 8 p.m., Skylark’s Hidden Cafe, 1308 11th St.

Also playing Sunday

Andy Koch, Badd Dog Blues, 3 p.m., The Beach at Birch Bay, 7876 Birch Bay Drive, Birch Bay

Bow Diddlers, 5:30 p.m., The Edison, 5829 Cains Court, Edison

The Devilly Brothers, 7 p.m. Kulshan Brewing Co., 2238 James St.

Sonja Lee Band, 4:30 p.m., Lighthouse Bar & Grill, Hotel Bellwether, 1 Bellwether Way

He Whose Ox Is Gored, North, The Shakedown, 1212 N. State St.

Chris Eger Band, The Naughty Blokes, 6:30 p.m., The Wild Buffalo, 208 W. Holly St.

Also playing Monday

Bob’s Your Uncle (Phil Sottile and Don Denny), 5 p.m., Book Fare Cafe, 1200 11th St.

Ben Starner or Steve Meyer, 6 p.m., Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro, 1107 Railroad Ave.

Irish & Folk Mondays with Giants’ Causeway, 6 p.m., Honey Moon Mead & Cider, 1053 N. State St.

J.P. Falcon Grady, 6:30 p.m., Poppe’s 360 at Four Points By Sheraton, 714 Lakeway Drive

Also playing Tuesday

J.P. Falcon Grady and Friends, 6 p.m., Fireside Martini & Wine Bar, 415 W. Bakerview Road

Timba Tuesday, 9 p.m., Glow Nightclub, 202 E. Holly St.

Milo Petersen, 5 p.m., Lighthouse Bar & Grill, Hotel Bellwether, 1 Bellwether Way

Hieroglyphics, Mostafa Super Group, Grynch, Boombox Kid, 9 p.m., The Wild Buffalo, 208 W. Holly St.

Also playing Wednesday

Aaron Guest, 6 p.m., Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro, 1107 Railroad Ave.

Ryan Sandholm, 6:30 p.m., Poppe’s 360 at Four Points By Sheraton, 714 Lakeway Drive

Kareem Kandi Trio, 7 p.m. Whatcom Jazz Music Art Center at The Majestic, 1027 N. Forest St.

Continuing

Open mic

The Green Frog, 1015 N. State St., 4 p.m. Sundays, slow jam; 7 p.m. Mondays, music hosted by Trace Rezideux; 9:30 p.m. Mondays, Guffingham (comedy).

Cafe Bouzingo, 1209 Cornwall Ave., 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays.

Honey Moon Mead & Cider, 1053 N. State St., 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

Poppe’s 360 at Four Points By Sheraton, 714 Lakeway Drive, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, with Chuck Dingee.

Village Inn Pub & Eatery, 3030 Northwest Ave., blues jam with Patrick McFarland.

The Wild Buffalo, 208 W. Holly St., 9 p.m. Feb. 23, blues jam with Andy “Badd Dog” Koch birthday show.

DJ spin

Glow Nightclub, 202 E. Holly St., 9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, with DJ J-Will; 9 p.m. Saturdays, with DJ Boombox Kid; 9 p.m. Wednesdays, Western Wednesdays with Gray Matter.

Poppe’s 360 at Four Points By Sheraton, 714 Lakeway Drive, 9 p.m. Thursdays with DJ Clint Westwood.

Rumors Cabaret, 1119 Railroad Ave., 11 p.m. Thursdays, with DJ Enz; 9 p.m. Saturdays with DJ Robby Clark.

The Wild Buffalo, 208 W. Holly St., 9 p.m. Feb. 19, Elvish Freshley and Boombox Kid; 9 p.m. Feb. 20, Pressha, Pinky Promise, Dream Journal, Roman Candle, Sensebellum; 9 p.m. Wednesdays with Boombox Kid.

Karaoke

Bellingham Bar and Grill, 1408 Cornwall Ave., 9 p.m. Mondays.

El Gitano, 1125 E. Sunset Drive, Suite 110, 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

Paso del Norte, 758 Peace Portal Drive, Blaine, 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

The Royal, 208 E. Holly St., 9 p.m. Thursdays.

Rumors Cabaret, 1119 Railroad Ave., 9 p.m. Mondays, with Zack Zinn.

The Shakedown, 1212 N. State St., 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Aireeoke with Aireekah.

Swillery Whiskey Bar, 118 W. Holly St., 9 p.m. Wednesdays.

Village Inn Pub & Eatery, 3030 Northwest Ave., 8 p.m. Fridays.

The Wild Buffalo, 208 W. Holly St., 9 p.m. Mondays, Lip Sync Battle!

Bar trivia

Archer Ale House, 1212 10th St., 7 p.m. Sundays.

Kulshan Brewing Co., 2238 James St., 7 p.m. Mondays.

K2, 1538 Kentucky St., 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

McKay’s Taphouse, 1118 E. Maple St., 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

Skylark’s Hidden Cafe, 1308 11th St., 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays.

Slo Pitch Sports Grill & Casino, 3720 Meridian St., 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

The Table, 100 N. Commercial St., 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

Uisce Irish Pub, 1319 Commercial St., 8 p.m. Tuesdays.

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