Announcing Our New Executive Director

Announcing Our New Executive Director Healdsburg Jazz is pleased to announce the appointment of Gayle Okumura Sullivan as Executive Director effective immediately. Gayle has been in Healdsburg for 19 years and is acknowledged as an important and active leader in the community. She has built a strong reputation as co-owner of nationally recognized Dry Creek Peach. Prior to which, she spent over 15 years in San Francisco and Silicon Valley leading

Parlor Jazz: Oregonia with Art Lande, Nov. 10

Parlor Jazz November 10, 2019 Paul Mahder Gallery, 7 pm Oregonia with guest artist Paul McCandless – Sold Out! Art Lande (piano) John Gunther (woodwinds) Tim Wendel (guitar) Special guest artist Paul McCandless (saxophone, bass clarinet) Oregonia is a project playing the compositions of Paul McCandless, Ralph Towner and their friends who forged a unique, modern Jazz language. The group Oregon, formed in 1970 as an offshoot of the Paul Winter

2019 Survey of Festival Attendees

2019 Survey of Festival Attendees We can’t thank you enough for your attendance at the 21st Annual Healdsburg Jazz Festival! You can help in planning future festivals by completing this survey. Please click on the link below or copy and paste it into your Internet browser: If you attended the Festival with friends, we encourage you to forward them this email message so they can take the survey too.

2019 Gala Auction Items

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: Vive la France! A rare opportunity to enjoy four nights in

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

June 3: Calvin Keys and Jeff Chambers

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

ECM at 50

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, John Abercrombie, Aaron Parks, Dave Holland, Paul Bley, Charles Lloyd,

June 4: King Street Giants

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

Healdsburg Jazz Gala – May 2

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

Marcus Shelby and Freedom Jazz Choir – March 1

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 Performing Arts Theater, 115 North Street, Healdsburg Cost: $15 available here

Dana Gioia – Helen Sung Fundraiser, March 10

Poet Meets Pianist: A Concert for Healdsburg Jazz Dana Gioia & Helen Sung, an exclusive fundraising performance 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: Poet Meets Pianist will feature revered local poet Dana Gioia, former chairman

Freedom Jazz Choir 2019

“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 Ellington and their shared roots in the blues. Learn more about

Members Party, Dec. 9

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-Only Party is an annual event free to members of Healdsburg

Amos Hoffman & Noam Lemish, Oct. 13

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 and composer. For years, Amos and Noam have been collecting Jewish

Harold Lopez-Nussa Trio, Sept. 26

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 to promote his new release Un Día Cualquiera. This recording is