Jam dates in 2023

On selected Saturdays, jazz bassist Bruce Phares invites accomplished musician friends and colleagues to help him fill the Atrium at Vashon Center for the Arts with high-quality live jazz. We’ve opened the bar and pulled out a chair for you and your friends to take in some great jazz surrounded by the latest art exhibit!


Saturday, March 11, 1-3pm
with special guest John Stowell

Saturday, March 25, 1-3pm
with special guest Francesco Crosara

Saturday, April 1, 1-3pm
with special guests Brent Jensen & Jamie Findlay

Saturday, April 8, 1-3pm
with special guests Randy Halberstadt & Chris Symer

Saturday, April 15, 1-3pm
with special guests Jeremy Bacon & Emmanuel DelCasal

The program starts with an informative discussion led by Bruce. “Deconstructing Jazz” is Phares’ current pet project, in which visiting guest artists engage in discussions, demonstrations, and audience Q&A regarding music, jazz, improvisation, and inspiration, followed by a spirited 90-minute duet interspersed with more musical observations and topics!

Join the Facebook Group

To find out what guest musicians will be playing next and see & share posts, pics & vids of memorable gigs, join the “Jam in the Atrium” Facebook Group.

Thank you JR Crawford of Windermere Vashon for your generous support.