June 9 – Sweet Honey in the Rock and Azar Lawrence

SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK® and the Azar Lawrence QuartetWhere: Rodney Strong Vineyards, 11455 Old Redwood HighwayTime: 3 pm (gates open at 2 pm)Tickets: $75 Bar Seats | $65 Shaded Chairs | $45 LawnChildren 10 and under free. For lawn seating, low chairs only, no umbrellas Weekend Ticket Bundles available for this concert. Please review all options before purchasing tickets. Food  available for this event: The Wurst (pdf) and Taverna

June 8 – Charles Lloyd & Jason Moran at the Raven

What: Charles Lloyd – Jason Moran DuoWhere: Raven Performing Arts Theater, 115 North StreetTime: 7:30 pm | Tickets: $75, $55 Iconic saxophonist/flautist Charles Lloyd and pianist Jason Moran have teamed up for a magnificent duet album called Hagar’s Song, and the Healdsburg Jazz Festival will be the site of their exclusive U.S. performance in 2013.  At 75, Lloyd has reached a new creative peak, and there’s no question that Moran

June 8 – Mad & Eddie Duran at Seasons

What: Mad & Eddie Duran QuartetWhere: Seasons of the Vineyard, 113 Plaza St.Time: 4 – 6 pm | No cover Eddie Duran has played guitar for Benny Goodman, Earl Hines, George Shearing, Pearl Bailey, Vince Guaraldi and Charlie Parker.  At 88 he’s achieved living-legend status in San Francisco,  which usually means retirement. But Duran still has things to show the world when it comes to bebop guitar playing.  It helps

June 8 – “Arrows Into Infinity” Film Premiere

What: A Film About Charles LloydWhere: Raven Performing Arts Theater, 115 North St.When: 11 am | Tickets: $10 By the age of 28, Charles Lloyd was one of the most influential jazz musicians of the 1960s, his album “Forest Flower” a breakthough for jazz into the mainstream. But by his early 30s he vanished from public view. For over a decade he lived in the wild seclusion of Big Sur.

June 7 & 8 – Sylvia Cuenca Trio at the Lobby

What: Late Night at the LobbyWho: Sylvia Cuenca Trio with Paul Horvath and Gary BrownWhere: Hotel Healdsburg Lobby, 25 Matheson StreetWhen: 9 pm  -Midnight | No Cover Drummers keep time, of course, but a great drummer can stop time. That’s when you’re sitting enveloped in a rhythm blanket so cozy that you can’t imagine doing anything else. Sylvia Cuenca gives you that feeling. A San Jose native long established in

June 7 – Fred Hersch Trio at the Raven

What: Fred Hersch TrioWhere: Raven Performing Arts Theater, 115 North St.Time: 7:30 pm | Tickets: $65, $45 Weekend Ticket Bundles and Hotel Packages available for this concert. Please review all options before purchasing tickets. When Fred Hersch takes the Raven Theater stage with his trio on Friday, June 7, Healdsburg Jazz Festival goers will have already basked in the pianistic brilliance of  Geri Allen, Carla Bley,  Gonzalo Rubalcaba, and Alan

June 7 – Carlos Henrique Pereira Trio

What: Sizzling Brazilian JazzWhere: Partake by K-J Tasting Lounge & Flight Club241 Healdsburg AvenueWhen: 5-7 pm | Reservations suggested This summer Healdsburg’s new restaurant Partake by K-J joins the Festival as our newest venue, presenting sizzling Brazilian talent Carlos Henrique Pereira in a trio with Harvey Wainapel on saxophone and clarinet, and bassist Peter Barshay. Pereira is equally skilled on guitar and piano, using both to channel melodies from a

June 6 – Marcus Shelby and the Freedom Jazz Choir

What: Marcus Shelby Orchestra and theHJF Freedom Jazz ChoirWhere: Raven Performing Arts Theater, 115 North StreetTime: 7 pm | Tickets: $20 When San Francisco composer and bassist Marcus Shelby recorded a much-celebrated jazz suite called Soul of the Movement: Meditations on Dr. Martin Luther King, it featured a 15-piece jazz orchestra. For a series of performances, including this one at the Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Shelby’s opus serves as vehicle for

June 5 – Will Bernard Quartet at Spoonbar

What: Funky Soul Jazz Where: Spoonbar, 219 Healdsburg AvenueTime: 7:30-10:30PM | No Cover In the early ‘90s, when the San Francisco Band T.J. Kirk (originally called James T. Kirk until the copyright people got to them) was insinuating the rhythms of James Brown into songs by Thelonious Monk and Rahsaan Roland Kirk, the influence of funk on jazz was becoming obvious. One of the guitarists in that band was Will