It’s almost here…
the 21st annual Healdsburg Jazz Festival, May 31-June 9. See the links to concerts on this page, and make sure you Sign Up for Email Alerts → to stay in tune with our coming events.
Tickets go on sale to the public April 1, but if you’re a Member of Healdsburg Jazz you could be purchasing them right now, depending on your level and benefits, and be eligible for discounts on certain concerts, too. If you are a member, check your email for a message on how to order your tickets… If not, don’t delay, join today!
The 2019 Healdsburg Jazz Gala is coming soon, and tickets are now available! It’s Thursday, May 2, starting at 6 p.m. and will include complimentary valet parking, a cocktail reception, seated dinner with your choice of entree, live auction, buy-in event (Seat at the Table), raffle and three jazz performances! It will be at the Mayacama Golf Club, located 20 minutes from Healdsburg.
More information about the Gala here.
It’s the annual return of the Operation Jazz Band artists, Babatunde Lea and Friends. Azar Lawrence (tenor sax), Bill Ortiz (trumpet), Gary Brown (bass) and Frank Martin (piano) will join charismatic drummer Babatunde in this always-fun spring concert, which gives the musicians a chance to show their stuff after playing together for our Music in the Schools programs.
The show is Friday, April 5, at Paul Mahder Gallery, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are only $20! Go here for more information and tickets.
Student Jazz Combo Competition, April 20
Our annual Student Jazz Combo Competition (SJCC) recruits young musicians from across Sonoma County to form ensembles of up to six members to select and/or write material that reflects their personal vision of jazz – and perform that material before a live audience of family, friends and community members at a juried competition, on Saturday, April 20, from 11 – 5 p.m. The top ensemble receives $1,000 and the opportunity to open for a Healdsburg Jazz Festival headliner, and two runners-up are chosen.
The awards ceremony is followed by a concert and student jam with the David Weiss Sextet, at local Windsor High School on starting at 6 p.m. This is a free performance for the Healdsburg Jazz community. More information on this page.
Jazz and Wine Dinners at DCK
It’s the last week for Jazz and Wine Dinners, as the esteemed Dry Creek Kitchen hosts local jazz musicians on Monday and Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. Diners can take savor DCK’s three-course Sonoma Neighbor menu ($36), with an optional savory wine pairing ($18), under the direction of Executive Chef Scott Romano. Plus, check out the 50% discount wine list on Mondays!
Two dollars from each meal will be donated to the Healdsburg Education Foundation. There is no additional cover charge. See the complete Jazz & Wine lineup here.
Every Saturday Night…
Live Jazz at Hotel Healdsburg
Address: 25 Matheson St., Healdsburg
Phone: 707 431-7188 | Visit on the web
Every Saturday night, from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., enjoy live jazz at the Spirit Bar, Hotel Healdsburg’s fireside lounge. There is no cover charge; drinks from the Spirit Bar and small plates from Dry Creek Kitchen are available. Hotel Healdsburg is located at 25 Matheson Ave., opposite the Healdsburg Plaza. NEW: The Spirit Bar now has a daily Happy Hour, 4 – 7 p.m., with a special menu and great drinks! See the complete Saturday Spirit Bar lineup here.
Celebrating 21 years of bringing jazz performance, education & culture to our community… HBGJAZZ.
Now entering our 21st year, Healdsburg Jazz enjoys a national reputation for artistic excellence, hosting internationally acclaimed jazz musicians, showcasing the area’s foremost jazz performers and nurturing new talent. Whether you are a jazz fan, a lover of live performance, a believer in art education in our schools, or just someone who enjoys a lively hometown vibe, this cultural gem deserves your support. Download our Membership brochure.
Interested? Learn more about Membership on this page. Go to Membership Levels to learn what you get for your support. Or Become a Patron – the benefits are commensurate with your generosity. Join now and start receiving the benefits of Membership, and giving your support to HBGJAZZ.
Healdsburg Jazz, Inc., is a registered 501(c)3 educational non-profit, and all donations are tax deductible to the maximum extent of the tax law. Tax ID # 71-0910474