June 6 – Other Friday Events

Wine & Food Pairings plus Jazz in the Lobby Smith Dobson Quartet When: Friday Afternoon, June 6 Where: Partake by K-J, 241 Healdsburg Ave. Time: 5 – 7:00 pm Reservations recommended: (707) 433-6000, partakebykj.com In Bay Area Jazz circles, the name Smith Dobson is quite a pedigree. Smith Dobson IV was a brilliant pianist and educator who worked with Stan Getz, Chet Baker, Bobby Hutcherson before his life was cut short in a car crash in 2001. Various family members are

June 6 – Bill Charlap & Renee Rosnes Piano Duo plus…

With Special Guest Bobby Hutcherson When: Friday, June 6 Where: Raven Theater, 115 North St., Healdsburg Time: 7:30 pm Tickets: Reserved Seating $65 | $45 Elegance, impeccability, adventure, swing, dynamism, sass—these are some of the qualities Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes each bring to the grand piano. Put the two together— which is easy to do as they’re married — and you have something like the Fred Astaire and Ginger

June 5 – Marcus Shelby and the Freedom Jazz Choir

Harriet Tubman: Bound for the Promised Land When: Thursday, June 5 Where: Raven Theater, 115 North St., Healdsburg Time: 7:00 pm Tickets: $20 This is the climactic performance of Marcus Shelby‘s 2014 project with Healdsburg Jazz – the final performance of his oratorio Harriet Tubman: Bound for the Promised Land, featuring his 18-piece orchestra and the 100-strong voices of the HJF Freedom Jazz Choir. (See the post on earlier performances.)

June 4 – Mads Tolling Quartet

Tribute to Jean-Luc Ponty When: Wednesday, June 4 Where: Spoonbar, 219 Healdsburg Ave. Time: 7:30 – 10:30 pm No Cover: Phone (707) 433-7222 h2hotel.com/spoonbar Jazz fusion tends to get a bad rap. But, as Duke Ellington said, there are only two kinds of music: good and bad. So, get ready to meet some good fusion, courtesy of the Mads Tolling Quartet. Born and raised in Denmark, violinist Tolling came to