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 studentsRead More →

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, bringRead More →

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), BillRead More →

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 ofRead More →

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 saxophonistRead More →

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 BlackRead 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 →

“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 –Read More →

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 forRead More →

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,Read More →

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 –Read More →

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). AdvanceRead More →

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… MusicRead More →

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 theRead More →

“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 LouieRead More →