Best Music Festival, 2019“Best Music Festival in the North Bay”

Thanks for attending our 21st annual Healdsburg Jazz Festival. It was one of our most successful ever, and we appreciate your being part of it.

Mark your calendars now for next year’s Healdsburg Jazz Festival, our 22nd. We’re already booking top talent and making plans for our best yet – so join us May 29 – June 7, 2020!

Healdsburg Jazz Announces New Chair of its Board of Directors


Jack Raineault was elected this month to be the new chair of the Healdsburg Jazz board of directors. He succeeds Paul Mahder, who resigned from the board to focus on his new business venture, 222 Healdsburg Performing Arts. Since moving to Sonoma County in 2015, Jack has been an active volunteer with Healdsburg Jazz, and a board member for almost two years, most recently in the capacity of board secretary. He is retired from Diageo, a global spirits and beer company, as Director-Beverage Alcohol Law after a career of 30 years. Previously, Jack served on the board of directors of CancerCare of Connecticut. He also volunteers at Legal Aid of Sonoma County. He’s loved jazz for many years and is a member of the Healdsburg Jazz “Freedom Jazz Choir.” His wife, Ruth Ahlers, is a jazz musician-educator.

“I was thrilled to discover the active jazz scene in Sonoma County and originally joined Healdsburg Jazz as a volunteer to support its mission,” said Raineault. “I hope to support the work of founder Jessica Felix, and past and present Board members, in enabling Healdsburg Jazz to continue bringing great musical experiences to the North Bay, and free cultural education programs to Sonoma County schools.”

Replacing Jack as board secretary is Dennis Abbe, a volunteer and supporter of Healdsburg Jazz since 2000.

Every Saturday Night…
Live Jazz at Hotel Healdsburg

Address: 25 Matheson St., Healdsburg
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.

Note: This Saturday the Spirit Bar is open only to attendees at the Hotel Healdsburg’s Project Zinfandel. For more information and tickets, please visit

Celebrating 21 years of bringing jazz performance, education & culture to our community… HBGJAZZ.

Now in 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