2015 Healdsburg Jazz Festival – Day 7

Latin Jazz at Healdsburg SHED

tanaka-posterWhen: Thursday, June 4
WhereHealdsburg SHED
25 North St., Healdsburg
Time: 7 and 9 pm concerts
Tickets: $25

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Pre-concert dinners at Healdsburg SHED, 5:30 & 7:30, for 7 and 9 pm concerts respectively. Dinner reservations for ticket holders only. Reservations required (707) 431-7433.

Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet

Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Band
Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet

Wayne Wallace brings his Latin Jazz Quintet to the Shed, with the dazzling and critically-revered vocalist Jackie Ryan joining the ranks of pianist Murray Low, bassist David Belove, traps drummer Colin Douglas and Michael Spiro on percussion. As heard on his respected and Grammy-nominated and fittingly-titled 2013 album Latin Jazz/Jazz Latin, deftly mixing rearranged tunes by Ellington and Monk and impressive originals, the trombonist leader conjures up an assured and personal sound in the fertile soil between jazz and Latin music, a sound sure to come alive in Healdsburg.

In All About Jazz, Jeff Dayton-Johnson wrote that “Wallace’s trombone recalls the great trombone sections of the great Latin conjuntos, while his solos have the panache and lyrical intelligence of the late trumpeter Clifford Brown’s improvisational style.”

Jackie Ryan (Jessica Levant photoO
Jackie Ryan (Jessica Levant photo)

This date is made all the more enticing through the presence of Ryan, a singer whose luminous tone, emotional pitch and assured technical character has made one of the more critically-revered jazz singers of the day. In Jazz Times, Christopher Loudon called her “one of the outstanding jazz vocalists of her generation and, quite possibly, of all time…rivaling the dexterous sass of Sarah Vaughan, the instinctive smarts of Carmen McRae and the scintillating verve of Diana Krall.”

The Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet continues to draw from diverse and seemingly unlikely sources to create the exciting and new. It dwells in syncretic alchemy of sacred and secular structures and mixes them with musical improvisational techniques, jazz from North America and the Caribbean, Argentinean tango and the unifying elements that have come to represent a collective multicultural ethos.

Latin Jazz Dinners at Healdsburg SHED are inspired by the season’s best locally-sourced ingredients. The menu will be posted on the SHED website when available. The three-course dinner is $42 per-person. With tax, tip, and a beverage added, tickets for the dinner are $55. (Must have concert ticket to purchase dinner.)

  • First seating: 5:30-6:30. Sorry, this seating is sold out!
  • Second seating: 7:30-8:30. Reserve tickets now.