Visit the 2019 Jazz Village

West Plaza Park, Healdsburg

Hours: Monday – Friday (May 31, June 3-7) 1 – 5 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays (June 1 & 2, June 8 & 9) Noon – 5 p.m.

All performances are free!

Interested in the Jazz Village Campus? Go here to learn more!

Throughout the 10-day Healdsburg Jazz Festival, festival attendees and locals are welcome to join us at the Jazz Village to learn about upcoming concerts, hear live music daily, meet fellow fans and musicians, hear jazz poetry and music from local talent, and much more.

Festival Tickets & Merchandise Kiosk
Festival Musician CD Sales and Signing
Live Music by Local Jazz Musicians
Collaborative public arts project from ArtIsMobileUs

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It’s at the city’s  West Plaza Park, behind the Bear Republic along Foss Creek. We’ll also have our new hats, t-shirts and shopping bags for sale, as we will at every concert during the ten days of the Healdsburg Jazz Festival.

What to look for at the Jazz Village…

Live Music: Friday May 31 | Saturday June 1 | Sunday June 2 | Monday June 3 | Tuesday June 4 | Wednesday June 5 | Thursday June 6 | Friday June 7 | Saturday June 8 | Sunday June 9 | Musician Signings

Healdsburg Jazz Festival Booth
Information table

  • Tickets for sale to all upcoming Festival concerts
  • HJF T-shirts & hats, and “classic” merchandise
  • Healdsburg Jazz membership information
  • Information about our Music Education Programs and other community outreach

ECM Tent: Festival Musicians’ Booth

Musicians at the Jazz Village to sell & sign their CDs (Schedule subject to change)
Musicians Signings

Friday, May 31, 12 – 1 pm
ECM CD signing with Ralph Towner and Paul McCandless

Sunday, June 2, 1 – 2 pm:
CD signings and sales with Ethan Iverson and Mark Turner and the Carla Bley Trio

Saturday, June 8, Noon to 2 pm:
CD signing a main tent with Joey DeFrancesco and Regina Carter

Collaborative Public Art Project

ArtisMobilUs brings you the AnyBodyCanPaint collaborative public art and creativity experience. A fun, participatory, and engaging artist project for EVERYONE  to participate in regardless of talent or experience. All you need to have is a willingness to participate and have fun thinking and creating together.

The ArtIsMobilUs / AnyBodyCanPaint mobile collaborative public art project from artist Richard Art Felix provides a facilitated, interactive, expressive, participatory, creative, inclusive, inspiring, art “happening” for all, on Saturday and Sunday, June 8 – 9 only.

Food and Beverage

The Bear Republic Brewpub, right across the sidewalk, is again our beer sponsor. On every day of the Jazz Village, they will also take to-go orders, either at the hostess station or by phone (707-433-2337) for pick up inside.

Ridge Vineyards is our exclusive wine sponsor this year.

Jazz Village Lounge

There is an open lawn in the Jazz Village to come and picnic daily, during Jazz Village hours.  We will have water for sale during the week, and a Beer & Wine Garden will alcohol for sale during Village hours, Saturdays and Sundays.

All music performances 3 – 5 p.m. unless noted
(Schedule subject to change)

Friday, May 31

Friday, May 31, 12 – 1 pm
ECM CD signing with Ralph Towner and Paul McCandless

1-2 pm:  The Jazz Corner
1st place winner of 2019 Student Jazz Combo Competition, from Windsor High School. With Will Foster on trumpet, Chase Cohen on alto and soprano saxophone, Riley Lincoln on trombone, Peter Morales on piano, Cole Vakassian on electric bass and leader Max Rosenthal on drums.

3-5 pm: Erik Jekabson Quintet, a cerebral post-bop affair that is a perfect balance between melodic artistry and probing and knotty jazz improvisation.  With Jekabson on trumpet; Kasey Knudsen, alto saxophone; Jeff Massanari, guitar; John Wiitala, bass; Hamir Atwal, drums

Saturday, June 1

9 am to Noon: Farmers Market with Trevor Kinsel Trio with Andy Caudillo and Patrick Sullivan

Noon: Opening Ceremony with the Mayor David Hagele, Healdsburg City Council members, City of Healdsburg representatives and other community members. “Jazz Village” dedication poem by Enid Pickett.

12:00 to 2 pm: Randy Vincent Trio
“It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing,” and this group really swings.  Randy Vincent on guitar, Chris Amberger on bass and Kendrick Freeman on drums

3-5 pm: Gary Johnson Quartet
BeBop at its best, with Gary Johnson on saxophone and flute, Christian Foley on guitar, Tom Shader on bass and Geffery Whyte on drums. Includes a jam session, bring your instrument and sign up to sit in.

Sunday, June 2

1 – 2 pm:
CD signings and sales with Ethan Iverson and Mark Turner and the Carla Bley Trio

3-5 pm: Josh Jones Latin Jazz Ensemble
Salsa and Latin Jazz arrangements from one of the hottest groups featuring the best of hip young Latin jazz musicians on the Bay Area scene today. Josh Jones on drums, Edgardo Cambón on vocals and percussion, Chloë Scott on flute, Mario Alberto Silva on trumpet and Colin Hogan on piano

Monday, June 3

3-5 pm: Ian Scherer
Funky bebop with Ian Scherer on guitar, Marcus Urani on keyboard, Trevor Kinsel on bass and Kendrick Freeman on drums. Includes a jam session. Sign up to sit in.

Tuesday, June 4

3-5 pm: Carlitos Medrano Trio
Wear your dancing shoes.  Carlitos Medrano on percussion, Julio Cesar de la Cruz on piano and Antonio Cortada on bass.

6-8 pm: Tuesday Concert in Healdsburg Plaza
Just a stroll away to Healdsburg’s favorite weekday party, with the King Street Giants.

Wednesday, June 5

3-5 pm: Gold Coast Jazz Band
Playing traditional jazz, from New Orleans to Swing  with Bill Badstubner, leader and on trombone, Ed Foster on reeds, Candy Woodworth on tuba, Steven Radice on guitar, Peter Martin on piano, Mark Lightner on trumpet and Zane Woodworth on percussion and vocals

Thursday, June 6

3-5 pm: Susan Sutton Trio and jam session
Always a fun mix of jazz standards and original compositions from Susan Sutton on piano and vocals, Piro Patton on bass and Kendrick Freeman on drums. Includes a jam session; bring your instrument and sign up to sit in.

Friday, June 7

3-5 pm: Ruth Ahlers Quartet
An exciting blend of Brazilian and jazz music. Ruth Ahlers on saxophone and flute, Christian Foley-Beining on guitar, Jim Passarell on bass and Tim Gahagan on drums

Saturday, June 8

Noon to 2 pm:
CD signing a main tent with Joey DeFrancesco and Regina Carter

12-2 pm: Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble
This  group of 15 to 17 talented musicians, ages 10 to 18, play Latin jazz classics and original compositions at a highly professional level. Despite their youth, they have already contributed to the legacy of Latin jazz history by recording three CDs which feature original compositions by the students.

3-5 pm: Tammy Hall Quintet
Soulful all-women group with deep roots in gospel, hard bop and a touch of spice that will soothe your soul. Tammy L. Hall on piano and vocals, Ruth Davies on bass, Ruth Price on drums, Kristen Strom on saxophone, and Michaelle Goerlitz on percussion.

Sunday, June 9

12:30 to 1:30 pm:   Russian River Ramblers
The Ramblers conjure the spirits of such foundational jazz icons as Louis Armstrong, W.C. Handy and Sidney Bechet on durable traditional jazz tunes like “Gatemouth,” “West End Blues” and “Bogalusa Strut.” Music that’s nearly a century old has never sounded so fresh!  Steve Schaffer and Mark Lightner on trumpet, Charles Moeller on clarinet, John Ray on trombone, Carl Eltz on tuba, Joel Hernandez on guitar, Peter Martin on piano, and bandleader Dave Stare on banjo.

3-5 pm: Atta Kid
A mix of East Bay Funk and the sounds of New Orleans rhythms makes this a great band to come out and dance to. Daniel Casares on tenor sax and vocals, Max Cowan on keyboards and vocals, Jason Muscat on bass, Hassan Hurd on drums and Ben Misterka on guitar.

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