Auction Packages for May 2 “All That Jazz” Gala

Ten items will be presented for bidding during a live auction after dinner at the May 2 Healdsburg Jazz Gala, by auctioneer Mark Gladden. Following a presentation of each item, bids will be taken beginning at a percentage of the gift value. Primary “Auction Packages” include the following:

Soreze PatioLot #1: Vive la France!

A rare opportunity to enjoy four nights in Paris in a classic Belle Époque apartment building in the 14th arrondissement, then travel to the medieval village of Sorèze, set at the base of Montaigne Noire, for a tranquil seven night stay in the south of France.

Your Paris apartment is located on a quiet and picturesque street, Rue Poirieer de Narcay. The apartment includes a one-bedroom with a comfortable queen-size bed, a living room with a leather sofa-bed, French doors that open onto a large balcony, and a fully stocked kitchen.

Then discover La France profonde deep in the Languedoc, Cathar country, and stay  in the medieval village of Sorèze. Set at the base of Montaigne Noire, the undulating rural landscape dotted with châteaux beckons you back to another time.

Package includes:

  • 4-night stay at Paris apartment.
  • 7-night stay at Sorèze house.

Value: $1,500

Thank you to our donors:
William Boyd – Paris apartment
Carole & Don Watanabe – Sorèze house


Lot #2: Big Apple Escape

Escape for a romantic weekend in the Big Apple! Your weekend stay is in a deluxe one-bedroom suite at The Benjamin, a luxury boutique hotel in mid-town Manhattan. Built in 1927 by famed architect Emery Roth, this Beaux-Arts building is considered to be one of his most recognized works. Spend two evenings at Dizzy’s Club, five stories above Columbus Circle at Broadway and 60th Street, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s intimate New York City jazz club. And enjoy dinner for two at Balthazar New York, a timeless and romantic brasserie that serves traditional French fare in the heart of SoHo. It is considered one of the top five French restaurants in New York City.

Package includes:

  • Two night stay in a one-bedroom suite at The Benjamin.
  • Four tickets to two jazz shows at Dizzy’s Club – Jazz at Lincoln Center
  • $250 dinner certificate for Balthazar New York.

Value: $1,800

Thank you to our donors:
Katie Meyers, Melissa Long & Gary Koop, Dizzy’s Club


Lot # 3: Gibson Custom Ebony Electric Guitar

The 2018 Gibson ES-275 Custom Ebony electric guitar is a reinvented classic archtop designed with the modern player in mind. Honoring the long tradition of Gibson’s great jazz guitars in look, tone, and feel, the ES-275 Custom offers players of any musical genre a timeless instrument with modern functionality. For improved access to the 22-fret dark rosewood fretboard, the thin line body design features a single rounded cutaway. The Grover “Milk Bottle” Rotomatic tuners and pinned ABR-1 bridge with titanium saddles offer precise intonation and tuning stability. Rich tones are always on tap thanks to the hand-wired control assembly with Orange Drop capacitors, 550K matched pots, and our MHS humbucking pickups.

Package Includes:

  • Top-quality hard case
  • Proceeds go to Healdsburg Jazz Music Education Fund

Value: $5,800

Thank you to our donor:
Gibson Foundation


Lot # 4: Ultra High-End Wine Collection

This fabulous 36-bottle collection contains some of the best small-production wines from meticulously farmed vineyards in Napa Valley,  combined with a rare collection of vintage French wines.

The Napa Valley “cult cabernets” consists of 21 bottles including 2012 Maybach Materium,  Colgin IX Estate Bordeaux Blend, and 2013 Sloan Bordeaux Blend, as well as verticals of Paul Hobbs Beckstoffer To-Kalon, Checkerboard, Vine Hill Ranch (VHR) and The Vineyardist. Donated by Rob Das and Beth Berkson.

The case of vintage French wines consists of Ch. Margeaux, 1967. Ch. Grand-Puy-Lacoste, 1982. Vieux Chateau Certan, 1966. Ch. Calon-Segur, 1961. Ch. La Lagune, 1982. Ch. Lynch Bages, 1966. Ch. Montrose, 1955. Ch. Prieure-Lichine, 1982. Ch.Calon Segur, 1982. Ch. La Mission Haut Brion, 1953. Ch. Suduiraut, 1961. Romanee-St.-Vinvant, 1984. These wines are from the private collection of Dave Stare, founder of Dry Creek Vineyard.

Rounding out this amazing collection are more Napa Valley Cabernets: 2015 Tor Family Vineyards (Tierra Roja Vineyard), 2012 The Mascot by Harlan Estate, and 2014 Gadona Estate “Encosta,” donated by Mayacama Golf Club and Jeff McCarthy.

All wines have been stored in temperature- and humidity-controlled wine cellars.

Value: $8500

Thank you to our donors:

Beth Berkson & Rob Das – 21 bottles of “Cult” Cabs
Dave Stare – 11 bottles of old rare French wines
Jeff McCarthy, Mayacama – 3 Napa Cabs


Lot # 5: Indulge in a Mayacama Getaway

You and three friends will enjoy a complete Mayacama experience, with golf, dinner and a pinot noir wine seminar. Pack your bags for a two-night stay at the luxurious 675-acre Mayacama resort, where a beautiful Mediterranean villa or casita will be yours to enjoy along with two rounds of golf for four people. After golf you will enjoy a Pinot Noir wine tasting and seminar in the wine cave. You will then be treated to dinner and wine for four in the Mayacama dining room.

Package includes:

  • 2-night stay at a Mayacama villa or casita with 2 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms
  • Two rounds of golf for four guests
  • Pinot Noir wine tasting & seminar in the Wine Cave
  • Dinner and wine for four guests in the dining room

Value: $8,500

Thank you to our donors:
Jeff McCarthy, Mayacama


Lot # 6: Mugnaini Piccolo 60 Gas-fired Pizza Oven & Cooking Class

Mugnaini ovens grace the kitchens of many wine country homes and restaurants. Live your culinary dreams with one of Mugnaini’s Italian pizza ovens. The Piccolo 60 oven features a 24’’ cooking surface and gas burner so you can enjoy fresh pizza and entrees at home on  your patio or outdoor kitchen.

You will also receive an Art of the Wood Fired Cooking Class for 12. Not just pizza, it’s a multi-course menu including roast meats, fish, vegetables, various appetizers, and baked desserts. Complete class menu will be served paired with local wines.

About this package:

  • Schedule a lunch or dinner class, at your home, with Mugnaini directly
  • Choice of oven color and fuel types (gas or wood)
  • Local delivery available for Bay Area/Wine Country at no charge

Value: $5,400

Thank you to our donor:
Mugnaini


Lot #7: Skiing or Hiking Aspen Getaway

How about a week in the Rocky Mountains? In winter, when the powder is deep, many head for the fabled ski resorts in Aspen, Colorado. Aspen is also a can’t-miss summer destination. Enjoy exquisite lodging in a 6-bedroom, 5-bath luxury home boasting contemporary design throughout, as well as views of Aspen and Shadow Mountains. After a day hiking or skiing, enjoy a long soak in the hot tub. Just two blocks from downtown restaurants and shopping, and a ten-minute walk to the Aspen Gondola.

Package includes:

7 nights in a six-bedroom, five-bath luxury home for up to 12 people.

Value: $12,000

Thank you to our donors:
Doug Lipton and Cindy Daniel


Lot #8: Vail Calls and You Must Go! Jazz and Golf

Pack your bags and head with three of your friends to Vail Valley, Colorado, for a week of jazz and golf! While there you will be attending the biggest jazz event in Colorado, the Vail Jazz Festival. This year they are celebrating its 25th anniversary. You will receive four Performance Passes to the Vail Jazz Party. With over 35 hours of jazz music, the Vail Jazz Party has cemented its reputation as the premier Labor Day weekend event.

To add to your memorable stay, delight in three rounds of golf at The Club at Cordillera, which is home to four very distinct golf courses: Valley, Mountain, Summit and Short. Each with their very own unique characteristics and elevation make a round of golf not only memorable, but unsurpassed in its ability to challenge and mesmerize the golfer.

Package includes:

  • 7 nights in a two-bedroom, two-bathroom condominium in St. James Place
  • 4 Performance Passes to Vail Jazz Fest on Labor Day weekend 2019
  • 3 rounds of golf for up to four people at The Club at Cordidella

Value: $7,000

Thank you to our donors:

Mary Carter

Vail Jazz Festival


Lot #9: Utah Resort Living at its finest

Enjoy three days/nights at the luxurious 5-star Montage in Deer Valley, ski in and ski out of the resort to your favorite ski spot. The Montage is ranked as one of the “World’s 500 Hotels Best Hotels.” Cap off one of your days of skiing or hiking at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse in Park City. Enjoy Signature Cocktails at the Bar and a well-earned dinner after your day on the slopes. The next evening will find you in the Purple Sage Restaurant, on Main Street in the Historic Park City, a true Western Cuisine Experience.

Package includes:

  • Three nights in a luxury king room at Montage Resort
  • $250 dinner certificate at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
  • $200 dinner certificate at Purple Sage Restaurant

Value: $5,000

Thank you to our donors:
Montage Deer Valley, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Melissa Long & Gary Koop (Purple Sage certificate)


Lot #10 – Staycation Extraordinaire at Mayacama

Spend a memorable time with your friends at Mayacama Golf Club. Pack your bags for a week and live an extended club experience in a 3-bedroom villa at this luxurious 675-acre resort featuring an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course located in the oak hills of Sonoma County. It is a walking course featuring traditional golf. The course has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Modern Golf Courses in America. After golfing, you can also enjoy the clubhouse, spa, gym, pool and tennis facilities.

Package includes:

  • 7-night stay at a 3-bedroom villa for up to six people.
  • Three rounds of golf for up to six people.

Value: $14,000

Thank you to our donors:
Susan Million and Ralph Cohen (Villa for 7 nights)
Mayacama Golf Club (3 rounds of golf)


Our deepest gratitude to all the wonderful Healdsburg businesses and individuals who have so generously donated in support the 2019 Healdsburg Jazz Festival.

Plus additional items …

Seat at the Table: There will also be the opportunity to sign up for one or more of 5 “Seat at the Table” dinners, specially prepared meals at private homes. Each is a feast of fine foods and wines in unique and distinctive settings. Menus and additional information will be available at the Gala where you can sign up for $100/seat or more, depending on the venue and menu (specific details will be on view at the Gala).

Fund-a-Need: In addition to these packages, guests can offer “Fund-a-Need” support for our Music Education Programs for Healdsburg area students, including Operation Jazz Band, Black History Month, Student Jazz Combo Competition and more.

Don’t miss your chance to win one of these valuable packages, and enjoy the memorable 21th anniversary Jazz Festival Gala, May 2 at Mayacama. More information on this page.