ECM turns 50 German music label honored with first-weekend concerts Anyone who has been a consumer of jazz (and classical) records or CDs over the past 50 years must surely be aware of the German label ECM. It has released albums by dozens of jazz greats, including Keith Jarrett, the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Pat Matheny, Mal Waldron, Vijay Iyer,Read More →

Win ‘Best of Class’ Hi-Fi Speakers in Festival Raffle The best way to hear jazz (or any music) is live, played by the musicians themselves. But listening to jazz on a fine set of stereo speakers is the next best thing – and when you’ve won the speakers and donated to the Healdsburg Jazz Festival in the bargain, the pleasuresRead More →

While the music of Roy Haynes, Sheila Jordan and Vijay Iyer at the Healdsburg Jazz Festival finale on June 10 is the big draw, we think you’ll enjoy the wines from our event sponsor, Rodney Strong Vineyards, as well as the food selections on hand. It’s not just your usual event fare, but a special menu from local purveyors ofRead More →

Jazz Roy-alty Fits the Bill Festival Finale: Haynes, Jordan, Iyer – June 10 Roy-al Family Panel Discussion – June 9 Roy Haynes, at 87, is no doubt jazz Roy-alty. He’s one of the greatest drummers of all time, he’s an NEA Jazz Master with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Grammys, he’s played with practically every significant jazz artist ofRead More →

Roy Haynes & Fountain of Youth with guest Craig Haynes Sheila Jordan & Cameron Brown Duo Vijay Iyer Trio with guest Graham Haynes @RODNEY STRONG VINEYARDS 11455 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg 2pm gates open 1pm $45 | $35 student/senior children 10 and under free Lawn seating | no umbrellas Wine Sponsor: Rodney Strong | Food Truck menus The grand finaleRead More →

Solo and Trio Performances @ RAVEN THEATER 115 North Street | 8pm $65 | $45 | $35 student/senior Sorry, this event is sold out. Thanks for your support! Dedicated to the memory of Al Voigt With Kenny Burrell’s two sets ringing in the final weekend, the Healdsburg Jazz Festival’s Jazz Masters begin showing what it’s like at the top ofRead More →

Getting Your Act Together @ HEALDSBURG HIGH SCHOOL 1028 Prince Avenue Band Room | 11AM-2PM $50 participants | $25 to audit The class is open to all levels of expertise 2012 NEA Jazz Master and Healdsburg Jazz Festival featured performer Sheila Jordan invites singers of all levels to a Vocal Master Class. Teaching since 1978, Sheila is as passionate aboutRead More →

with Andy McKee and Billy Hart special guest Julian Priester @THE RAVEN THEATER 115 North Street 8PM | $50 | $30 | $25 Student/Senior Those who have been lucky enough to catch Michele Rosewoman’s occasional homecoming performances in the Bay Area over the decades can feel like members of a secret society; pilgrims to the shrine of a piano goddessRead More →

Friday with the Gary Johnson Trio Saturday with Susan Sutton Trio ACROSS FROM THE RAVEN THEATER Parking lot at North & Center Streets 5:30-7:30pm | $1: includes duo wine tasting, food bites are free Sponsored by Simi Winery Founded in 1876 and located just down the road off Healdsburg Avenue, Simi is one of Sonoma County’s most historic wineries. AsRead More →

with Josh Nelson and Edwin Livingston @HOTEL HEALDSBURG LOBBY 25 Matheson Street 9PM -Midnight | No Cover Sponsored by Chalk Hill Estates Ask the musicians: Some of the most fun to be had at the Healdsburg Jazz Festival takes place in the lobby of the Hotel Healdsburg, where the playing goes until midnight. The final Friday and Saturday nights ofRead More →

Hip Hop Meets Jazz @SPOONBAR 219 Healdsburg Avenue 8-11PM | No Cover | h2hotel.com/spoonbar One day a few years back the Bay Area woke up and  discovered it had been taken over by the Mafia. The Jazz Mafia, that is. Seemingly out of nowhere, a syndicate had sprung up, absorbing practically every able-bodied musician in the region like Star Trek‘sRead More →

with Mark Cantor @ RAVEN THEATER 115 North Street 7-9:30PM | $10 | 707.433.8720 Though jazz festivals are first and foremost about presenting live music, promoters have known for decades that a secret to any festival’s success can be a program of jazz films from the vaults of Mark Cantor. For 40 years, this passionate archivist has been enthralling audiencesRead More →

featuring David Katznelson @BERGAMOT ALLEY 328-a Healdsburg Ave 8-11PM | $10 | bergamotalley.com To continue the day-long music celebration from the square, revelers should next head down to Bergamot Alley bar & wine merchants to indulge in an evening of vintage blues and R&B. DJ David Katznelson will be serving up a sizzling platter of tunes by John Lee Hooker,Read More →

Azesu: a hybrid of Latin rhythms, South American folklorico & jazz @ HEALDSBURG PLAZA Healdsburg Ave. & Matheson 6 – 8 pm Orestes Vilato has played with practically every Latin jazz or Latin rock artist of note—from Ray Barretto to Carlos Santana to Carlos “Patato” Valdez to Chico O’Farril—not to mention he’s lent his timbales skills to stars like ArethaRead More →