Auction Packages for May 2 “All That Jazz” Gala Ten items will be presented for bidding during a live auction after dinner at the May 2 Healdsburg Jazz Gala, by auctioneer Mark Gladden. Following a presentation of each item, bids will be taken beginning at a percentage of the gift value. Primary “Auction Packages” include the following: Lot #1: ViveRead 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 →

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 jazzRead More →

ECM turns 50 German music label honored with first-weekend concerts Anyone who has been a consumer of jazz (and classical) records or CDs over the past 50 years must surely be aware of the German label ECM. It has released albums by dozens of jazz greats, including Keith Jarrett, the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Pat Matheny, Mal Waldron, Vijay Iyer,Read More →

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 4Read More →

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 andRead More →

Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and the Blues The Marcus Shelby Quintet featuring Kim Nalley and the HJF Freedom Jazz Choir When: Friday, March 1, 7 p.m.  What: Healdsburg Jazz presents a concert honoring Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and the Blues Who: The Marcus Shelby Quintet featuring Kim Nalley and the HJF Freedom Jazz Choir Where: Raven PerformingRead More →

Poet Meets Pianist: A Concert for Healdsburg Jazz Dana Gioia & Helen Sung, an exclusive fundraising performance celebratesculpture.com Sunday, March 10, 4 – 6 p.m. $250 per person, tax deductible To purchase tickets, click the form to the right or call us during business hours at (707) 433-4633. Have your credit card handy and we’ll help you out. Word-Play: PoetRead More →

“Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and the Blues” Healdsburg Freedom Jazz Choir 2019 Join the Freedom Jazz Choir – three rehearsals leading up to a concert at the Raven Performing Arts Theater on March 1, 2019, celebrating the pioneers of jazz who came to artistic maturity in the 1920s – singer Bessie Smith, trumpeter Louis Armstrong, bandleader Duke EllingtonRead More →

A Benefit of Your Membership What: Free party for supporters of Healdsburg Jazz Where: E&M Atrium, 126 Mill St. When: Sunday Dec. 9, 3 – 6 p.m. This year’s Members-Only Party takes place Sunday afternoon, Dec. 9, from 3 to 6 p.m. –  it’s free for all members of Healdsburg Jazz, one of the benefits of your support. The Members-OnlyRead More →

Parlor Jazz Series Amos Hoffman & Noam Lemish Quartet Saturday Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m. Paul Mahder Gallery 222 Healdsburg Ave $25 below, or at the venue The Amos Hoffman & Noam Lemish Quartet offers an inspired  blend of jazz and Jewish folk melodies. Amos Hoffman is an internationally-renowned oud virtuoso and innovator; Noam  Lemish is a multi-faceted, world-class pianist andRead More →

Parlor Jazz Series Harold López-Nussa Trio Wednesday Sept. 26, 7 p.m. Paul Mahder Gallery 222 Healdsburg Ave $30 below, or at the venue “The single-note grace of Herbie Hancock… the joyous two-fisted attacks of Chick Corea” — DownBeat Composer and pianist Harold López-Nussa is considered one of Cuba’s most acclaimed emerging musical stars. He is on tour from Cuba toRead More →

George Cables Trio with Essiet Essiet and Victor Lewis and the Festival All-Stars (second set) Saturday, June 9 7 p.m. (doors open at 6) Raven Performing Arts Theater 115 North Street Reserved Seating: $75 Gold Circle, $45 General Event Patron Judy Voigt Just weeks before the start of the Healdsburg Jazz Festival we couldn’t be happier to announce that GeorgeRead More →

Jazz & Wine Dinner Chris Amberger Trio with Randy Vincent and Frances Vanek Monday, June 4, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Dry Creek Kitchen 317 Healdsburg Ave. The Headsburg Jazz Festival brings jazz stars from around the country and sometimes the world, but it doesn’t neglect local talent. Many don’t realize it but the North Coast is crawling with expert jazzRead More →