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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 to the Festival Finale with Poncho Sanchez at Rodney Strong, and

June 8 – Poncho Sanchez and Claudia Villela

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, heart and feet will be the main attributes at the

June 8 – Charles Lloyd & Zakir Hussain Workshop

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) 433-4644 A great friend of the Healdsburg Jazz Festival, saxophone sage

June 7 – Other Saturday Events

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 healdsburgjazzwineclub.org 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 piano by Susan Sutton and check out the paintings and more in this

June 7 – Ron Carter Quartet

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 likely to have utilized his services — he is more in

June 6 – Other Friday Events

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, partakebykj.com 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 life was cut short in a car crash in 2001. Various family members are

June 6 – Bill Charlap & Renee Rosnes Piano Duo plus…

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 — and you have something like the Fred Astaire and Ginger

June 5 – Marcus Shelby and the Freedom Jazz Choir

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 the HJF Freedom Jazz Choir. (See the post on earlier performances.)

June 4 – Mads Tolling Quartet

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 h2hotel.com/spoonbar 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 Tolling Quartet. Born and raised in Denmark, violinist Tolling came to

June 3 – Carlitos Medrano y Sabor de Mi Cuba

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, partakebykj.com 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 emigrated from Cuba in 2008, Carlitos has been a mainstay of

June 3 – Groovemasters with Rhonda Benin

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 has been reserved for artists from the Healdsburg Jazz Festival, and

June 2 – Dixieland at the Bakery

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, and in Northern California these folks are legion. There just isn’t

June 2 – Jazz and Wine Dinner at DCK

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 | charliepalmer.com 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, where there’s a lot of seasoning. Now he’s just a virtuoso. On

June 1 – Celebrating the Blues, Pt. 2

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 goes straight to one of the sources, honoring blues harmonica legend

June 1 – Blues Brunch with Guy Davis

When: Sunday, June 1 Where: Davis Family Vineyards, 52 Front St., Healdsburg Time: 11 am, gates open 10 am Cost: $20. Brunch by Zazu Kitchen + Farm available for purchase. Healdsburg Jazz & Wine Club members receive one free ticket and a glass of wine. Non-members welcome. Guy Davis may be from New York City, but when you hear him play the guitar you are instantly transported to the Deep South.