Lee Morgan Film at Raven – May 22

“I Called Him Morgan” In conjunction with the Alexander Valley Film Society Monday, May 22 Raven Film Center, 415 Center St. One screening: 7 p.m. Tickets $12 ($10 for AVFS or HJF members) On a snowy night in February 1972, celebrated jazz musician Lee Morgan was shot dead by his wife Helen during a gig at a club in New York City. The murder sent shock waves through the jazz

Babatunde Lea and Friends – April 20

Operation Jazz Band in the Gallery Friday, April 20 Paul Mahder Gallery, 222 Healdsburg Ave. Time: 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $25 available now It’s the annual return of the Operation Jazz Band artists, Babatunde Lea and Friends, who have been helping local secondary school children in Healdsburg understand the underpinnings of jazz all week. Tonight they play for the public, an always-popular show including Azar Lawrence on tenor sax, Angela Wellman

Student Jazz Combo Competition – April 22

Inaugural Student Jazz Combo Competition When: Saturday, April 22 Time: Competition 10-4:30, winner announced at 5 p.m. Where: Glaser Center 547 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa Ticket: Concert tickets $10, available on Brown Paper Tickets, under 18 free. Healdsburg Jazz launches a friendly competition for Sonoma County High School Jazz Combos  − Come check them out and get inspired! While many schools across the country have cut music programs along with

David Berkman Quartet – April 9

Healdsburg Jazz Parlor Jazz Series #6 David Berkman Quartet with Dayna Stephens, Linda Oh and Rudy Royston Sunday, April 9, 7:30 Paul Mahder Gallery, 222 Healdsburg Ave. Tickets: $30, available now Pianist David Berkman brings his outstanding quartet to Paul Mahder Gallery on Sunday, April 9th as part of the ongoing, year-round Parlor Jazz Series that the Healdsburg Jazz organization presents at this gallery. They are touring from the East Coast

2017 Festival Announced

2017 Healdsburg Jazz Festival Lineup From traditional to modern, jazz takes root in a big way at this year’s Healdsburg Jazz Festival. Nineteen years is quite a long time for an underdog festival to exist, but with determination and ambition, the Healdsburg Jazz Festival has become a beloved cultural fixture of the Sonoma County area. With artistic director Jessica Felix at the helm, this yearly gathering of some of the

Blues in America – March 3

Marcus Shelby Quartet featuring Terrie Odabi What: “Blues in America” When: Friday, March 3, 7 p.m. Where: Raven Performing Arts Theater, 115 North St., Healdsburg Tickets: $20 general / $10 students (K-12 up to 18) and seniors (65-plus), available on Brown Paper Tickets or by phone 24/7 at 1-800-838-3006

Costeaux After-Party – Feb. 23

Dessert and Jazz to benefit Jazz Education What: “JOTM After-Party” When: Thursday, Feb. 23, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. Where: Costeaux French Bakery, 417 Healdsburg Ave.; (707)433-1913. Tickets: $15 at the door, and available online now. The same night as our 7th annual Jazz on the Menu, everyone is encouraged to join the After-Party at Costeaux, where live music mixes with fresh-baked desserts, local wines by the glass and a legendary

Jazz on the Menu – Feb. 23

Dine Out to Support Music in the Schools One of the year’s best mixes of wine, food and music is happening all over the area on Thursday, Feb. 23 when the 7th annual Jazz on the Menu takes place. It’s a perfect opportunity for locals and visitors to explore these nine restaurants and discover a new favorite, while supporting the highly successful Healdsburg Jazz Music Education Programs. It promises to

Members-Only Party, Nov. 20

A benefit of your Membership What: Free party for supporters of Healdsburg Jazz Where: E&M Atrium, 126 Mill St. When: Sunday Nov. 20, 3 – 6 p.m. Our Members-Only Party is scheduled for Sunday afternoon, Nov. 20, from 3 to 6 p.m. – and it’s free for all members of Healdsburg Jazz, one of the benefits of your support of Healdsburg Jazz. We’ll have complimentary food, wine and music from

Helen Sung Quartet, Nov. 4

[embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_2hHgznUvg[/embedyt]   Helen Sung Quartet at Paul Mahder Gallery featuring John Ellis, Boris Kozlov and Terreon Gully When: Friday, Nov. 4 Time: 7:30 p.m., one show only Where: Paul Mahder Gallery, 222 Healdsburg Ave. Tickets: $32, available at the Gallery or online here. For the first time since her thrilling inauguration of Healdsburg Jazz’s “Parlor Jazz” series just a year ago, on October 11, 2015, pianist/composer Helen Sung returns

Downbeat Special Offer

Hurry! Ends Soon! Get 4 free issues of DownBeat In support of the Healdsburg Jazz Festival, DownBeat, the world’s greatest jazz magazine, has a special offer just for you: Simply click here to sign up for your FREE 4-issue mini subscription to DownBeat! Whether you’re a longtime jazz fan or someone who is just discovering the music, DownBeat is your “backstage pass” to the world of jazz. In addition to features on the biggest

Alan Broadbent – Aug. 7

Alan Broadbent – Darek Oles Duo When: Sunday, Aug. 7 Time: 7 p.m., one show only Where: Paul Mahder Gallery, 222 Healdsburg Ave. Tickets: $25, SOLD OUT. Alan Broadbent, whom Charlie Haden called “one of the most original improvisers in the world of jazz,” will perform for one night only in Healdsburg at the Paul Mahder Gallery, on Sunday, August 7. He will perform in duo format with bassist Darek

About Billy Hart

Billy Hart: A 40-Year Retrospective “The majestic drummer Billy Hart has the extraordinary ability to both respond to and spontaneously shape a band’s conception. Freedom, discipline, daring, passion, swing, broken rhythm, orchestral textures, interactive sparring, shocking dynamics, astounding creativity and authority.  “Want to know what jazz is really about? Listen to Billy Hart.” — Mark Stryker, Detroit Free Press Billy Hart is the tie that binds it all together. Like

Billy Hart Lineup, June 5

Sunday: The Billy Hart Quartet and Oceans of  Time June 5 – Sunday Jackson Theater 4400 Day School Place, Santa Rosa 7:00 p.m. | $65 | $45 | $25 Reserved seating Sponsors: Arbor Bench Vineyards, North Coast Brewing Cº., Young’s Market Cº TICKETS BILLY HART QUARTET Sunday starts out with The Billy Hart Quartet, the drummer’s current working band, which draws on a lineup representing the best of the current New