ATTENTION 2013 HEALDSBURG JAZZ FESTIVAL ATTENDEES: IF YOU ATTENDED THIS YEAR’S FESTIVAL, we’d like to know what you thought of the experience by taking part in an important survey to help us in our efforts to make future Festivals even more entertaining and enjoyable.  It’s an easy-to-answer, confidential survey. Please take a few minutes to complete it now. Take the Survey Now Your input would be VERYRead More →

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.Read More →

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 reachedRead More →

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 theRead More →

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 aRead More →

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 givesRead More →

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 pianisticRead More →

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 onRead More →

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 atRead More →

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 becomingRead More →

What: Latin Jazz in the LoungeWhere: Parktake by K-J, 241 Healdsburg Ave.Time: 8 – 10 pm | Reservations suggested After the Latin Jazz Ensemble at the Healdsburg Plaza, take a short walk to Partake by K-J, the new Tasting Lounge and Flight Club in town, next door to Healdsburg Bar & Grill. Here the vibe will continue, with Carlitos MedranoRead More →

What: Latin Jazz on the PlazaWhere: Healdsburg Plaza BandstandWhen: 6 – 8 pm | Free The Bay Area is blessed with fine Latin jazz talent, and many of them are assembled in Roger Glenn’s Latin Jazz Ensemble, playing the Healdsburg Jazz Festival  free at  Healdsburg Plaza on Tuesday. Healdsburg’s Tuesday Concerts in the Plaza are a local legend, and we’reRead More →

What: Jazz & Wine DinnerWhere: Dry Creek Kitchen,317 Healdsburg Ave.Time: 7-10 pm | Reservation recommended Take delectable entrees, pair them with Sonoma County’s luscious wines, throw in some great jazz and you have a pretty good way to spend a Monday night. Such will be the scene at the Healdsburg Jazz Festival when the Dry Creek Kitchen— Charlie Palmer’s localRead More →

Where: Jackson Theater4400 Day School Place, Santa RosaWhen: Sunday, June 2Time: 7:00 pm | Tickets: $75, $55, $45 Weekend Ticket Bundles and Hotel Packages available for this concert. Please review all options before purchasing tickets. Tribute to Charlie Haden: Day 2, 7:00 – 11:00 pmSet 1 – Gonzalo Rubalcaba, solo piano Set 2 – Bill Frisell plus the Haden Family: Rachel,Read More →

What: “The Allower – A Jazz Superhero”Where: Sonoma Country Day School4400 Day School Place, Santa RosaTime: 2-4 pm | Tickets: $20 Folks of all ages, musicians and music lovers alike are welcome to this inspirational gathering. Matt Wilson, “The Allower ” will demystify how a jazz musician welcomes the sound of surprise and the ways he allows the music toRead More →