West Plaza Park, Healdsburg (directions) Hours: Monday – Friday (June 3-7) 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (No activities Wednesday, June 5) Looking for the Jazz Village? Go here to learn more. Welcome to our NEW Jazz Village Campus, a place where you can bring children (preK-5) to engage in high-quality music learning experiences FOR FREE! Experience music learning as students rotate between rhythmic activities (25 minutes each) and performances (50
Wine & Jazz Dinner Calvin Keys and Jeff Chambers Duo When: Monday, June 3, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Cost: No cover, dinner reservations recommended (707) 431-0330 Where: Dry Creek Kitchen, 317 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg Some musicians just don’t like to travel much. Though guitarist Calvin Keys and bassist Jeff Chambers have done their share of international tours with major jazz stars, for the most part they have stuck close to
Jazz at the Hotel Healdsburg Adam Shulman Trio Date: Saturday, June 1 Time: 9 p.m. – Midnight Cost: Free Where: Spirit Bar at Hotel Healdsburg, 25 Matheson St., Healdsburg Though jazz has evolved in multiple directions in the past half century, much of the language used by almost all playerscomes from bebop. As long as this is reality,there will be musicians studying it, refining it, performing it—torchbearers, if you will.
Blues Brunch at Davis Family Vineyards Bluesman Guy Davis with Marcella Simien When: Sunday, June 2 Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where: Davis Family Vineyards, 52 Front St., Healdsburg Tickets: $35 (includes glass of wine) What do you get when you put together a singer harboring a gentle backwoods blues voice with one who can howl like a bayou banshee? Guests at the June 2 Healdsburg Jazz Festival Blues
Free concert at Landmark Vineyards Carlos Herrera Latin Jazz Trio When: Saturday, June 1 Time: Noon to 3 p.m. Where: Landmark Vineyards at Hop Kiln Estate, 6050 Westside Rd, Healdsburg The Carlos Herrera Latin Trio has been charming the region for years with its blend of Latin American-tinged genres – merengue, rumba, bossa, boleros, and salsa among them. Led by Carlos, hailing from Costa Rica and playing a mean flamenco
Dhafer Youssef Quartet When: Sunday, June 9 Time: 7 p.m. (doors open at 6) Where: Jackson Theater, 4400 Day School Place, Santa Rosa Tickets: $75 | $55 | $45 (Reserved seating) 10% discount for members starting at Jazz Supporter Level Dhafer Youssef, a charismatic and mesmerizing oud player and singer from Tunisia, headlines the Healdsburg Jazz Festival with a top New York jazz rhythm section – drummer Marcus Gilmore
Double-bill concert at Jackson Theater Joey DeFrancesco Trio with Troy Roberts and Billy Hart And the Regina Carter Quintet When: Saturday, June 8 Time: 7 p.m. (doors open at 6) Where: Jackson Theater, 4400 Day School Place, Santa Rosa Tickets: $75 | $55 | $45 (Reserved seating) 10% discount for members starting at Jazz Supporter Event Patron: Thomas Sparks With all he’s already accomplished in his 47 years, it’s perhaps
Harold López-Nussa Quartet featuring Ruy López-Nussa, Luques Curtis and Mayquel Gonzalez When: Friday, June 7 Times: 7 (sold out) and 9 p.m. Where: Paul Mahder Gallery, 222 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg Tickets: SOLD OUT Event sponsor Healdsburg Sotheby’s Last fall Healdsburg Jazz presented Cuba’s latest piano sensation Harold López-Nussa and his trio at the Paul Mahder Gallery, and there was enough magic to warrant a return engagement as part of the
Jazz Night at the Movies with Mark Cantor When: Thursday, June 6 Time: 7 p.m. (doors open 6:30) Where: Raven Theater, 115 North St., Healdsburg Tickets: $15, open seating Anyone out there old enough to remember a jazz musician named Bob Howard? Born in 1906, he was a successful swing pianist and singer who was the first African American to get a network television series – “The Bob Howard Show”
Jenny Scheinman and Allison Miller’s Parlour Game When: Wednesday, June 5 Where: Spoonbar, 219 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg Two seatings: 6:30 (music at 7) and 8:30 (music at 9) Cost: $68 includes show, dinner, tax and gratuity. See the menu online. Event sponsor: Rodney Strong Vineyards Parlour Game may not be a supergroup according to the strict definition of the word. But in terms of sound, vision, and chemistry, Parlour Game
Free Tuesday in the Plaza Concert The King Street Giants When: Tuesday, June 4, 6 – 8 p.m. Where: Healdsburg Plaza With their emphasis on the historical, trad-jazz bands sometimes forget that the music is bottom-line about fun. Louis Armstrong certainly understood this, and so do the King Street Giants. This Sonoma County band playing the Healdsburg Plaza June 4 consists of seven highly-proficient musicians dedicated to early jazz, but the
Carla Bley Trio with Steve Swallow and Andy Sheppard and Ethan Iverson – Mark Turner Duo When: Sunday, June 2, 7 p.m. Where: Raven Theater, 115 North St., Healdsburg Tickets: $75 Gold | $55 General (Reserved seating) 10% discount for members starting at Jazz Supporter level The paradox of Carla Bley – 82 and going strong – is that while she is inimitable, she is also influential. The composer/arranger/pianist and
DEJOHNETTE • COLTRANE • GARRISON When: Saturday, June 1, 7 p.m. Where: Raven Theater, 115 North St., Healdsburg SOLD OUT When ECM Records issued its first album in 1969, Ravi Coltrane was 4 years old and Matt Garrison wasn’t born yet. Jack DeJohnette, on the other hand, was the ripe old age of 27 and getting ready to embark on a long string of albums on ECM – 18 as
Festival Premiere at Soda Rock Winery Ralph Towner with guest Paul McCandless When: Friday, May 31 Time: 7:30 p.m. (courtyard open 6 p.m.) Where: Soda Rock Winery, 8015 Highway 128, Healdsburg (Alexander Valley) Few artists are as closely associated with ECM Records as Ralph Towner. Each is a Rock of Gibraltar, one an institution, the other a guitarist, each expecting the musical world to come to them, and it does.
2019 Healdsburg Jazz Gala – May 2 What: “Healdsburg Jazz Gala,” an annual FUNdraiser Date: Thursday May 2, 2019 Time: 6:00 – 10 p.m. Location: Mayacama Golf Club, 1240 Mayacama Club Dr., Santa Rosa See the auction lots on this page. This year’s Healdsburg Jazz Gala, All That Jazz, is a fabulous opportunity to enjoy sumptuous food, fine wines and cocktails, and great music at the gorgeous Mayacama Golf Club on Thursday, May