Jud Sherwood founded The Jazz Project in 1997 to promote jazz from a player's perspective. As a professional jazz drummer he has worked with musicians from around the world including John Stowell, Nancy King, Kevin Mahogany, Jennifer Scott, Rene Worst, Miles Black, (and the late) Herb Ellis, Teddy Edwards, and Bill Perkins among many others.
Jud has been
producing concerts in Bellingham since 1992.
He is a two-time recipient of the Mayor’s Arts Award, most recently
receiving one in 2006. He has received 20 consecutive grants from The Washington State Arts Commission, including grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, to present regional,
national, and international touring artists.
He has received national recognition for many of his professional
recordings through The Jazz Project record label. The Jazz Project supports many local
non-profit organizations and hosts workshops and clinics for local
schools. The Project provides
scholarships and lessons for low-income families and provides an instrument
donation/refurbishing program, placing instruments into hands of children who
can’t afford them.