NEA Grant to Support 2014 Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE      CONTACT :  Jessica Felix, 707-433-4633 Healdsburg Jazz Festival Receives National Endowment for the Arts “Art Works” Grant to Support “Celebration of the Blues”   Healdsburg, CA – The Healdsburg Jazz Festival is one of 895 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant, according to National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa. The Festival, embarking on its 16th year of bringing

2012 Membership Letter

YOUR ANNUAL SUPPORT IS CRUCIAL TO  HEALDSBURG JAZZ FESTIVAL’S SURVIVAL. DON’T YOU THINK IT’S TIME FOR YOU TO BECOME A MEMBER? YOU WANT US, AND WE NEED YOU! Dear Friend of the Arts, For 14 years, we have brought great jazz to the Healdsburg area and provided world-class jazz education to our local schools. We have survived where others have failed or had to compromise their ideals. But we are

March 30: Babatunde Lea Returns to HCA

Benefit Concert at Healdsburg Center for the Arts for the Healdsburg Jazz Festival Date: Friday, March 30, 2012 Time: two sets, 7:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Location: Healdsburg Center for the Arts, 130 Plaza St., Healdsburg, CA 95448 | Phone: 707-431-1970 Cost: $25.00 Tickets: Online at this page or at the Healdsburg Center for the Arts during business hours (daily 11am – 5pm). Advance purchase recommended due to limited seating.

Feb. 19: Celebrating Eddie Marshall

A TRIBUTE and BENEFIT Concert Featuring Bobby McFerrin, Bobby Hutcherson, Tootie Heath, and more! When: Sunday, February 19, 2012 Where: Yoshi’s San Francisco, 1330 Fillmore Street, SF, CA 94115 Time: 1 to 4 pm, Doors open at 12:00pm Cost: $40 (Proceeds from this benefit will go to Eddie Marshall Scholarship Funds at Living Jazz’s (formerly Rhythmic Concepts)  Jazz Camp West and Berkeley JazzSchool of Music and Performance.) In honor of

Preview: Festival Line-up for 2012

Healdsburg Jazz Festival, June 1-10, 2012 The line-up for the 14th annual Healdsburg Jazz Festival is not yet finalized, but we’re happy to announce that we have received an NEA Jazz Masters Live grant of $10,000 to help support a concert on June 10, 2012 honoring jazz masters Sheila Jordan and Roy Haynes. The Healdsburg Jazz Festival is one of only 12 not-for-profit organizations to receive a grant to support

Feb. 17 – Regina Carter in Napa

Regina Carter’s Reverse Thread Friday, February 17, 8pm Napa Valley Opera House: NVOH.org \\ 707.226.7372 $25 / $35 / $40 >$5 discount with promo code: JAZZY When preeminent violinist Regina Carter made the decision to record an album primarily of African folk tunes, she created a great challenge for herself: how do you take beautiful traditional music and infuse it with a contemporary feel while remaining true to its past

Rhonda Benin in HCA Benefit

Healdsburg Center for the Arts and the Healdsburg Jazz Festival present  a benefit concert for the Healdsburg Center for the Arts When: Saturday, January 21, 2012 Time: 8 pm Where: Healdsburg Center for the Arts, 130 Plaza Street, (707) 431-1970 Ticket Cost: $25.00 Rhonda Benin is no stranger to Healdsburg jazz audiences, having performed at the One Voice concert in last year’s Festival.  She is a talented singer with a

Feb. 2 – Jazz on the Menu 2012

Thursday, February 2 For the second year, the Healdsburg Jazz Festival will present a benefit dinner at not one, not two, but over a dozen local restaurants — with live jazz from your favorite musicians — all to benefit our Education Programs. Tickets for the After-Party now available ONLY at the door! (Doors open 7 pm) The Main Course… Music and Menus to Benefit Jazz in the Schools Enjoy live

Dec. 18 – Holiday Jazz Concert

“Winter Wonderland” by Clairdee from her CD “This Christmas” Clairdee and her Sextet Where: Raven Theater, 115 North Street, Healdsburg Time: 6:30 to 8 pm; doors open at 6 pm Ticket Cost: $25 general /  $20 if accompanied by children 15 or under / Children 15 and under $5 / Senior and Student $15 Tickets now available Soulful, swinging vocalist Clairdee and her San Francisco-based sextet celebrate the season with

Nov. 13 – Appreciation Party for Members

It’s going to be the jazz party of the year – with edibles, local wine, your best friends and of course an exciting jazz quartet. Set in a lovely secret atrium just a long block from the Plaza, it’s an exclusive gathering in celebration of Healdsburg’s favorite music – and you could be there! In fact, you should be there. It’s a free, Members Only event for the Healdsburg Jazz

Oct. 30 – Fred Hersch’s “My Coma Dreams”

The astonishing new musical journey from Fred Hersch, based on his medical crisis in 2008, “My Coma Dreams” will be performed live in San Francisco on Sunday, October 30th at 7 pm at the Herbst Theater. Featuring actor/singer Michael Winther and the 11-piece Fred Hersch Ensemble, the 75-minute composition follows the progress of Hersch’s life-threatening illness using the words of those close to him, while through music and images, song

Nov. 4 – Bennett Friedman Quartet

The Music Department of Santa Rosa Junior College presents a jazz concert by the Bennett Friedman Quartet on Friday, November 4, at 8 PM in Newman Auditorium on the SRJC campus. Saxophonist Bennett Friedman has performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Stanford Jazz Workshop, the San Jose Jazz Festival, the Healdsburg Jazz Festival, the Monterey Bay Blues Festival, and the Russian River Jazz Festival. For the Healdsburg Jazz Festival,

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