All entries by July 31 eligible to win CD prizes Dear Healdsburg Jazz Festival Ticket Buyer THANK YOU for purchasing your tickets to the 2014 Healdsburg Jazz Festival through Brown Paper Tickets, and attending our 16th annual musical event.  I hope you enjoyed it as much as we all did, from opening night with Marc Cary at Healdsburg SHED toRead More →

A Latin Jazz Festival Finale When: Sunday, June 8 Where: Rodney Strong Vineyards, 11455 Old Redwood Highway, Healdsburg Time: 3 pm (Gates open 2 pm) Tickets: $65 | $45 | Children 10 and under FREE Low chairs only, no umbrellas (see seating notes below) Winery sponsor Rodney Strong Vineyards Food Vendors: Fork Catering, Killer Baking Co. and Wurst Sausage Grill Mind,Read More →

Common Ground Youth Workshop  What: Free interactive workshop for students K-12 When: Sunday morning, June 8 Where: Raven Theater, 115 North St., Healdsburg Time: 11 am Tickets: Students k-12 free / Adults no charge, must be accompanied by a student. All seats must be reserved by credit card, available by phone only. Monday-Friday, 11 am – 4 pm, (707) 433-4644Read More →

Meet the Vintners With jazz piano from Susan Sutton When: Saturday Afternoon, June 7 Where: Erickson Fine Art Gallery, 324 Healdsburg Ave. Time: 4 – 6:00 pm  Free. Sponsored by Meet the owners and winemakers of Tympany Wines, Lynda and Louis Jordan. Their cabernet is one of the four bottles included in the June Wine Club Sampler.  Stop by and taste the exceptional wine, listen to cool jazz pianoRead More →

and the Healdsburg High School Jazz Band When: Saturday, June 7 Where: Raven Theater, 115 North Stret, Healdsburg Time: 7:30 pm Tickets: $75 | $55 (Reserved Seating) Event Sponsor: Voigt Family Sculpture Foundation There aren’t really many superlatives in the lexicon that haven’t already been applied to bassist Ron Carter. Any major jazz figure between now and 1960 is likelyRead More →

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, 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 lifeRead More →

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 —Read More →

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 theRead More →

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 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 TollingRead More →

Cuban Quartet at Partake by K-J When: Tuesday, June 3 Where: Partake by K-J, 241 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg Time: 8 – 10:00 pm Reservations recommended: (707) 433-6000, At last year’s Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Cuban conga ace Carlitos Medrano and his band Sabor de Mi Cuba worked the crowd into a dance frenzy, so by popular demand they are returning this summer. Since he emigratedRead More →

Jazz at the Healdsburg Plaza When: Tuesday, June 3 Where: Healdsburg Plaza, Healdsburg Ave. @ Matheson St. Time: 6 – 8:00 pm | FREE One of the highlights of the summer in Healdsburg are the Tuesdays in the Plaza, free two-hour concerts by artists from bluegrass to jazz, country to ethnic. For the past decade-plus the first Tuesday in June hasRead More →

Mission Gold Jazz Band and the New Horizon Stompers When: Tuesday, June 2 Where: Costeaux French Bakery & Café, 417 Healdsburg Ave. Time: 7:00 pm Price: $30 (includes cookie from Costeaux) Winery Sponsor: Dry Creek Vineyards Dixieland is not a genre that makes it into the magazines very often, but the people who love it are fanatical about it, andRead More →

Kai Devitt-Lee Trio at Dry Creek Kitchen When: Monday, June 2 Where: Dry Creek Kitchen, 317 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg Time: 7:00 – 10:00 pm Reservations: (707) 431-0330 | The word “prodigy” can be applied to any artist of talent too young to drive, and it probably creates unfair expectations. Grow into it, though, and you can be somebody. Healdsburg’s Kai Devitt-Lee was a guitar prodigy who moved to the Big Apple,Read More →

Jazz Meets Blues: Charlie Musselwhite and Joshua Redman When: Sunday, June 1 Where: Jackson Family Theater, 4400 Day School Place, Santa Rosa Time: 7:30 pm Tickets: $75 | $55 | $45 (Reserved seating) Wine Sponsor: Roth Winery As practically every jazz musician will tell you, their work is grounded in the blues. For its 16th annual event, The Healdsburg Jazz Festival goesRead More →