©2018 Tim Kraft

Past Events

October 18, 2019

Friday

The Majestic Ballroom
1027 N Forest St, Bellingham, WA

Big Band !

performing with Dr. Jimmy and the Swingtime Serenaders

August 25, 2019

Sunday 12:00 to 4:30

Fairhaven Village Green

Big Band Bonanza !

Bellingham

 featuring the 

Big Band !

3 Local BIG Bands:

  • A Town

  • Skagit Swings

  • Swing Connection


Fairhaven Village Green
1207 10th Street
Fairhaven, Bellingham, WA

August 16, 2019

Friday 7:30 PM

August 14, 2019

Wednesday 6:00 PM

Boundary Bay

Beer Garden

Big Band !

performing with Dr. Jimmy and the Swingtime Serenaders

August 1, 2019

Thursday 6:00 PM

Elizabeth Park
Summer Concert Series

Big Band !

performing with Dr. Jimmy and the Swingtime Serenaders

June 19, 2019

Saturday

Boundary Bay Beer Garden
1107 Railroad Ave
Bellingham, WA

performing with Dr. Jimmy and the
Swingtime Serenaders

Big Band !

June 15, 2019

Saturday

Boundary Bay Beer Garden
1107 Railroad Ave
Bellingham, WA

performing with Dr. Jimmy and the
Swingtime Serenaders

Big Band !

Music lineup:
The Atlantics- 4pm
Dr Jimmy & the Swingtime Serenaders- 6pm
Baby Cakes- 8pm

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June 6, 2019

Thursday

Bellingham Golf & Country Club

Big Band !

May 3, 2019

Friday 5:00 PM

Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

April 27, 2019

Saturday 7:00 PM

Big Band

Appearing with the
Bellingham

April 18, 2019

Thursday 7:00 PM

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Whatcom Community College
Heiner Theater

237 W Kellogg Rd

Bellingham, WA 98226

The Chuckanut Radio Hour, a recipient of Bellingham's prestigious Mayor's Arts Award, is a radio variety show that began in January 2007. Each Chuckanut Radio Hour includes guest authors, musicians, performance poet Kevin Murphy, and episodes of "As the Ham Turns" serial radio comedy, not to mention groaner jokes by hosts Paul Hanson, Kelly Evert, and announcer Rich Donnelly. The Chuckanut Radio Hour's first guest was Erik Larson and has since included Alexander McCall Smith, Elizabeth George, Cheryl Strayed, Tom Robbins and Garrison Keillor, among many others. Tickets for the Chuckanut Radio Hour are $5 and are available at Village Books and BrownPaperTickets.com. Receive a free ticket with purchase of The Cassandra. The Radio Hour airs every Friday at 7am, Saturday evening at 7pm and Sunday at 9pm on SPARK RADIO, KMRE 102.3FM.  Co-sponsored by the Whatcom Community College Community and Continuing Education12th Street Shoes, and Westside Pizza.  

Tim will perform a half-hour set from 6:30 to 7:00 (before the show) as well as a few songs during the show.

Hollywood, 1953: From the beach at Malibu to leafy Laurel Canyon, from the sound-stages of Empire Pictures to jazz clubs on Central Avenue, Roxanne Granville bravely defies the era she was born to. Enmeshed in a swirling cauldron of blacklist politics, deceit and forbidden love, her many secrets make her vulnerable to ruin. A novel about aspiration and desperation and un-regretted folly.

Laura Kalpakian is the author of sixteen novels and four collections of short fiction published in the US and the UK. Recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction, and nominated for the 2007 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, her work has garnered acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. A native Californian, Laura is a longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest where she was Theodore Roethke Writer in Residence at the University of Washington and taught memoir and fiction there. She also served on the Board of Humanities Washington. She is a co-founder of the Red Wheelbarrow Writers. 

Doors open at 6:30pm!

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March 5, 2019

Tuesday 5:00 PM

Squalicum Boathouse
2600 S. Harbor Loop
Bellingham, WA, 98225

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March 4, 2019

Monday 3:00 PM

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March 2, 2018

Saturday 5 to 8 PM

The BYJB performs as part of The Jazz Project’s Big Band Bash VIII at the Majestic Underground (1027 N. Forest St., Bellingham), 5:00-8:00 pm. Bands include: BYJB, Dr. Jimmy and the Swingingtime Serenaders, High School bands tba, and WWU Big Bands. This is a benefit concert to raise scholarship funds for BYJB and WWU students. $10 suggested donation at the door, or you can donate online at www.jazzproject.org by clicking the donate now button.

The Serenaders start at 6:30 !

February 19, 2019

Tuesday 7:00 PM

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Whatcom Community College
Heiner Theater

237 W Kellogg Rd

Bellingham, WA 98226

The Chuckanut Radio Hour, a recipient of Bellingham's prestigious Mayor's Arts Award, is a radio variety show that began in January 2007. Each Chuckanut Radio Hour includes guest authors, musicians, performance poet Kevin Murphy, and episodes of "As the Ham Turns" serial radio comedy, not to mention groaner jokes by hosts Paul Hanson, Kelly Evert, and announcer Rich Donnelly. The Chuckanut Radio Hour's first guest was Erik Larson and has since included Alexander McCall Smith, Elizabeth George, Cheryl Strayed, Tom Robbins and Garrison Keillor, among many others. Tickets for the Chuckanut Radio Hour are $5 and are available at Village Books and BrownPaperTickets.com. Receive a free ticket with purchase of The Cassandra. The Radio Hour airs every Friday at 7am, Saturday evening at 7pm and Sunday at 9pm on SPARK RADIO, KMRE 102.3FM.  Co-sponsored by the Whatcom Community College Community and Continuing Education12th Street Shoes, and Westside Pizza.  

February 14, 2019

Thursday 6:00 to 8:00 PM

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Join us on Valentines Day for a music night of impersonations!
 

Dino Macris will be doing his tribute to Elvis!
Bill De Groot will performing as Roy Orbison!
And Tim Kraft will channel Frank Sinatra!

January 27, 2019

Sunday 7:00 PM

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1114 Harris Ave, Bellingham, WA 

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Appearing with the
Bellingham

Big Band

Swing Connection big band plays as the final band for Lovitt.

Featuring Cheryl Hodge and Tim Kraft on vocals.

December 31, 2018

Monday 7:00 PM

The Jansen Art Center invites you to Manhattan New Year’s Eve on Monday, December 31 from 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Serving as our largest fundraising event of the year, all proceeds directly support our mission and help provide year-round arts programming to the community.

Tickets are $99 and include:

A 4-course meal with a selection of delicious entrees
Beer, wine, and champagne
Live entertainment from a Frank Sinatra impressionist and pianist Paul Klein
Bidding on items in our silent and live auction
Live stream of the Times Square Ball Drop at 9:00 PM
Party favors and a festive event in our beautiful historic building


If you would like to donate an item to either the auction or become an event sponsor, please contact Margaret at 360-354-3600 or via email at margaret@jansenartcenter.org

Purchase your tickets on our website: jansenartcenter.org or else in our Gallery Shop.

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December 8, 2018

Saturday 5 to 8 PM

Tim with the Swingtime Serenaders
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The BYJB performs as part of The Jazz Project’s Big Band Bash VIII at the Majestic Underground (1027 N. Forest St., Bellingham), 5:00-8:00 pm. Bands include: BYJB, Dr. Jimmy and the Swingin’ Serenaders, High School bands tba, and WWU Big Bands. This is a benefit concert to raise scholarship funds for BYJB and WWU students. $10 suggested donation at the door, or you can donate online at www.jazzproject.org by clicking the donate now button.

December 1, 2018

Saturday 7:00 PM

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Swing Connection continues the tradition! Our concert of swing style carols and winter songs! Featuring Cheryl Hodge and Tim Kraft on vocals!

Join the festivities at First Baptist Church from 7-9 PM December 1, 2018!

October 24, 2018
Wednesday 3:00 PM

Avamere - Bellingham Healthcare and Rehab Services

1200 Birchwood Ave, Bellingham, WA

Tim with video accompaniment

October 19, 2018

Friday 3:00 PM

Mt Baker Care Center

2905 Connelly Ave, Bellingham, WA

September 13, 2018

Wednesday 5:30 PM

Boundary Bay Beer Garden
1107 Railroad Ave
Bellingham, WA

performing with Dr. Jimmy and the Swingtime Serenaders

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August 5, 2018

Fairhaven Village Green
10th and Mill Ave
Bellingham, WA

performing with Bellingham Swing Connection

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April 25, 2018

Bellingham Healthcare & Rehab Services
1200 Birchwood Ave
Bellingham, WA

Tim at Avamere

March 2, 2018

Mt. Baker Theater

104 North Commercial Street
Bellingham, WA

Rotary Club of Bellingham's
Vegas Night!

An exciting evening of live entertainment and gaming, Vegas-style! From Craps to Cards and more!


Enjoy an outstanding selection of heavy appetizers and libations.


Live music plays in the Encore Room and Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra will be in the building!

February 22, 2018

Jansen Art Center
321 Front Street
Lynden, WA

Tim with Jeffrey "Elvis" at The Jansen

February 21, 2018

Bellingham Healthcare & Rehab Services
1200 Birchwood Ave

Bellingham, WA