Jazz Village Campus

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

Student Jazz Combo Competition – April 20

Student Jazz Combo Competition & Jam, 4/20/19 Our annual Student Jazz Combo Competition (SJCC) recruits young musicians from across Sonoma County to form ensembles of up to six members to select and/or write material that reflects their personal vision of jazz. The goal of the program is to encourage young musicians to explore their creativity in a small-group format, bring talented musicians together in a friendly competition, showcase talented high

Babatunde Lea and Friends – April 5

Babatunde Lea and Friends Date: Friday, April 5 Time: 7:30 p.m. Paul Mahder Gallery, 222 Healdsburg Ave., 800-838-3006 Tickets: $20 It’s the annual return of the Operation Jazz Band artists, Babatunde Lea and Friends. Throughout the previous week, they’ve been helping local 5th graders in Healdsburg schools understand the underpinnings of jazz in their classrooms. Azar Lawrence (tenor sax), Bill Ortiz (trumpet), Gary Brown (bass) and Frank Martin (piano) will

Student Jazz Combo Competition – 2018

SJCC: Student Jazz Combo Competition The Student Jazz Combo Competition (SJCC) is a free program created by Healdsburg Jazz to empower Sonoma County musicians in grades 9-12 to explore their creativity by forming small groups for a juried competition. Working in collaboration with teachers and administrator, SJCC will recruited music teachers and high school student musicians to form ensembles of up to six members to select and create material that

Babatunde Lea & Friends at HCA – April 15

Healdsburg welcomes Operation Jazz Band Date: Friday, April 15 Location: Healdsburg Center for the Arts, 130 Plaza Street, Healdsburg Time:  7:00 and 9:00 p.m. (two shows, separate admission) Cost: $20 Tickets now available here High energy drummer-percussionist and local favorites Babatunde Lea and Friends will perform at Healdsburg Center for the Arts on Friday, April 15. The outstanding group of players includes tenor saxophonist Teodross Avery,  Ruth Ahlers on alto, Gilbert Castellanos on trumpet, Frank

Freedom Jazz Choir – March 4

Celebrating Black History Month The Legacy of Louis Armstrong: “What a Wonderful World” The Marcus Shelby Hot 7, the HJF Freedom Jazz Choir and the Healdsburg Jazz Student Choir and Ensemble When: Friday, March 4, 2016 Time: 7 p.m. Where: Raven Performing Arts Theater, 115 North St., Healdsburg Cost: FREE – Donations Suggested Information: (707) 433-4644 Healdsburg will celebrate Black History Month with a free community concert at the Raven

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.)

Marcus Shelby & Freedom Jazz Choir Performances

“Harriet Tubman: Bound for the Promised Land” Performance Schedule: May 17 (Saturday), Community Baptist Church, 7 pm (by donation) May 24 (Saturday), Glaser Center, Santa Rosa, 7 pm ($20) Ticket link June 5 (Thursday), Raven Theater, Healdsburg, 7 pm ($20) Ticket link At last year’s Healdsburg Jazz Festival, bassist Marcus Shelby – a composer of Ellingtonian  sweep and  ambition – enacted his suite Soul of a Movement: Meditations on Dr.

Nov. 15 – Bennett Friedman Quartet

Drummer Tana to Join Professor’s Quartet The Music Department of Santa Rosa Junior College presents a jazz concert by the Bennett Friedman Quartet on Friday, November 15, at 8 PM in Newman Auditorium on the Santa Rosa campus. The concert features Akira Tana on drums, Larry Dunlap on piano, and Cliff Hugo on bass. Admission to the event is $10 general and $5 for students and seniors. Tickets are available at the door only. There

Feb. 7 – Jazz on the Menu

Annual Benefit for Jazz Education Join us on Thursday, February 7, for our annual Jazz on the Menu event. Choose from among 12 participating restaurants for an evening of great local food, live jazz and our ever-popular After-Party at Costeaux French Bakery and Café. Tell us on our Facebook Events page if you’re coming! How does it work? It’s easy, and fun. Just make your own reservation from one of

Exploring Jazz Class at Villa Chanticleer

SSU Extended Education Sonoma State University’s extended education program at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) begins its second term at the “Healdsburg Campus” in January with three classes beginning the week of January 21, 2013. One of these is of particular interest to the Healdsburg Jazz community – the “Exploring Jazz” class meeting on Thursdays, from Jan. 24 – Feb. 28, at Villa Chanticleer.  See  below for more information.

April 28 – Dmitri Matheny Group

featuring Dave Ellis A benefit concert for the Healdsburg Jazz Festival Date: Saturday, April 28, 2012 Time: two sets starting at 7:30   Cost: $25.00 Location: Healdsburg Center for the Arts, 130 Plaza St  | Phone: 707-431-1970 Tickets: For sale online on this page or at the Healdsburg Center for the Arts during business hours (daily 11am – 5pm). Advance purchase recommended due to limited seating. On Saturday, April 28,

Feb. 2 – Jazz on the Menu 2012

Thursday, February 2 For the second year, the Healdsburg Jazz Festival will present a benefit dinner at not one, not two, but over a dozen local restaurants — with live jazz from your favorite musicians — all to benefit our Education Programs. Tickets for the After-Party now available ONLY at the door! (Doors open 7 pm) The Main Course… Music and Menus to Benefit Jazz in the Schools Enjoy live

Jazz 101 for Everyone

Journey into Jazz with Bennett Friedman With its rich history, vivid personalities and exponential expansion of schools and styles, jazz can be an intimidating art form for curious but uninitiated music fans. Veteran saxophonist and esteemed educator Bennett Friedman teaches a free four-part course that demystifies jazz, offering an historical overview and musical insight into compositional forms, improvisation and the nature of jazz’s essential pulse, swing. It’s the perfect introduction

Jazz Appreciation Class with John Santos (May 15)

“The Anatomy of Latin Jazz” Looking for “One Voice: June 4 at Jackson Theater”? Go here! Looking for “Latin Jazz in Concert: June 5 at Jackson Theater”? Go here! May 15, 2011 | 6 – 8pm Healdsburg Center for the Arts 130 Plaza St., Healdsburg Tickets Now Available $15 General |  $10 for Students and Seniors (65+) What do Louie Armstrong, Bo Diddley, Walt Disney, Elvis Presley, and Bill Cosby