• MAY 6, 2015 -

    Along with drummers Michael Shrieve and Gene Coye, image from the Julian MacDonough Trio performance at the CONOR BYRNE PUB during the Ballard Jazz Festival in Seattle, WA as part of the "Brotherhood of the Drum".

    March 2015 -

    "Bellingham jazz drummer and educator Julian MacDonough has been operating Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center at The Majestic on North Forest Street since October, and says its has already had a wonderful impact on the community. 'It has brought together a lot of different people from different walks of life who share a common love of jazz music,' he says."   Read more...  Destination Jazz TV

    November 2014 -
    Focus on jazz at the new all-ages Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center

    "The spirit of jazz is burning bright in the heart of Julian MacDonough. Some may say it's an old or tired genre but he doesn't believe it for a second... In fact he believes that jazz can blossom in the public eye once again if someone would just be willing to put on the shows and teach it to the kids. That's where the Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center comes in. A personal project for MacDonough, he is hoping the Center will help ignite the passion that he feels for jazz in the younger generations of upcoming musicians as well as the community."   Read more...  What's Up!

    October 31, 2014 -
    Northwest +1: Minor Suggestions

    "Northwest + 1 is a group of five jazz musicians, all educators that were brought together in a routine guest artist appearance at Spokane Falls Community College in June of 2013, by trumpeter/educator Kevin Woods. Woods along with his SFCC colleague pianist Danny McCollum, assembled a rhythm section of Washington's finest with Jon Hamar on bass and Julian MacDonough on drums to fill out the group of Northwestern based musicians. "  Read more...  All About Jazz

    October 22, 2014 -
    Behind the Scenes: Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center hosts 'soft' opening concert Oct. 26 at the Majestic

    "A few months ago, Bellingham drummer Julian MacDonough was seeking a space for what he envisioned as a performance and educational space for local musicians. When plans for the original space he had in mind (at Bay Street Village) fell through, he kept looking. A couple of weeks ago, he found a space. The Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center will open celebrate a grand opening Nov. 5 at the downstairs club space at the Majestic, 1027 N. Forest St."  Read more...  Bellingham Herald