Another Young Talent in Town

The latest addition to the jazz line-up in Healdsburg comes from a young talent still in high school. Kai Devitt-Lee, who’ll be a junior at Healdsburg High next fall, will be showing off his still-developing skills on jazz guitar at the Palette Art Café on alternate Sundays this summer. (Update: Kai has been upgraded to weekly appearances at Palette, every Sunday this summer.) Kai, still only 15 years old, has

Master Class with Brazilian Jazz Great

Brazilian guitarist, composer Toninho Horta shares his music Where: Palette Art Café 235 Center Street (Behind La Crema tasting room) Date: Monday,  June 1, 2009 Time: 3:30 – 5:30 pm Tickets: Limited availability $75.00 Experience a rare opportunity to learn from a great living master of Brazilian jazz, Toninho Horta. This is truly a very special educational event, a chance to meet and talk with Toninho about his way of

Sunday Evening, May 31

Brazilian BBQ and concert Grupo Falso Bahiano Location: Palette Art Café 235 Healdsburg Ave. Phone: 707 433-2788  |  Visit on the web Date: Sunday, May 31 Time: 8 pm; dinner served from 6 pm No cover Meal price: $20 with advanced reservations, $25 at the venue If you didn’t have enough fun at the Stars of Brazil show at Rec Park, Brazilian music continues at the Palette on Sunday evening.

”The Big Trio” w/Wayne De La Cruz

Title: ”The Big Trio” w/Wayne De La Cruz Location: Palette Art Café Link out: Click here Description: Wayne De La Cruz – Hammond B3 Organ Paul Bannin – Guitar and Saxophones Kendrick Freeman – Drums Date: 2009-03-26 A captivating versatile group of dynamic musicians with a repertoire that not only represents the organ trio genre but a full spectrum of jazz and blues.

Benny Barth Trio

Title: Benny Barth Trio Location: Palette Art Café Link out: Click here Description: Randy Vincent – Guitar Chris Amberger – Bass Benny Barth – Drums Date: 2009-03-19 Belated Birthday Party Celebrating Benny’s 80th Birthday which was February 16th. Come and enjoy this jazz legend playing with his long time working trio. See Benny Barth at the Healdsburg Jazz Festival on Monday, June 1 Julian Lage. Esperanza Spalding. Toninho Horta. Airto.

Eric Muhler Quartet feat. Sheldon Brown

Title: Eric Muhler Quartet feat. Sheldon Brown Location: Palette Art Café Link out: Click here Description: Eric Muhler – Piano Sheldon Brown – Saxophones Michael Wilcox – Bass Brian Andres – Drums Date: 2009-03-12 Eric Muhler’s chord voicings are his own, his improvisations are full of constant surprises and, although quite aware of the jazz tradition, he sounds unlike any of his predecessors. His writing is fresh and personal, evolving

BBC Trio w/Bob Drew, Bill Fouty & Carl Vast

Title: BBC Trio with Bob Drew, Bill Fouty & Carl Vast Location: Palette Art Café Link out: Click here Description: Bob Drew – Alto Saxophone Bill Fouty – Bass Carl Vast – Guitar Date: 2009-03-05 The BBC Jazz Trio (sax, bass and guitar) plays mainstream jazz, Bossa Nova and swing, emphasizing intuitive ensemble music. Since 1984, the Trio (Bob Drew, Bill Fouty and Carl Vast) has continued to define its