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Visit Healdsburg Jazz Festival

Summer in Sonoma County. . .

Prime time for Jazz!

The Festival is over, but the jazz never stops in Healdsburg. July brings new visitors to town and old friends come back to find the best in real jazz, Thursday-Saturday in the heart of the wine country.

Newest addition to the jazz scene in town is the Murphy-Goode tasting room, just west of the Plaza on Matheson Street. Their Friday evening jazz and wine shows begin at 5:00 pm, what some might call “Happy Hour.” Spend the first evening of your weekend by relaxing your cares away with the Fumé, Island Block Chardonnay or Liar’s Dice Zinfandel, among their other offerings. Check out their schedule below or online here.

And of course this month has still more music at Palette Art Café, and the Hotel Healdsburg Lobby. Let’s get started:

Thursday Jazz at the Palette Art Café

235 Healdsburg Ave.
Healdsburg, CA 95448

Palette Art Café is located behind the La Crema Tasting Room on Healdsburg Avenue, half a block south of the Plaza. Call (707) 433-2788 for more information or visit www.paletteartcafe.com.

The Café Jazz Series is presented by the Palette Art Café and the Healdsburg Jazz Festival every Thursday, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. – No Cover. “Come for dinner, stay for the jazz!”

Thursday, July 2
The Nerio DeGracia Mambo Jazztet    

Neiro deGraciaEnjoy the spicy sounds of Latin Jazz from this traditional ensemble of area musicians. ”Strictly Mambo” for listening and dancing or just tapping your feet! Featuring Nerio DeGracia on vibraphone and timbales, with Robert Rios (bass), Vincent Foraci (congas) and Sanjay (piano).

Khalil ShaheedThursday, July 9
Khalil Shaheed Quartet

These top Bay Area musicians are Healdsburg favorites, and always deliver an exciting night of bebop and blues. Come early if you want a seat, word-of-mouth on this great combo guarantees a full house. Khalil Shaheed leads on trumpet, with Glen Pearson (piano), Ron Belcher (bass) and Savannah Harris (drums).

Thursday, July 16
Ian Scherer Trio  

Ian SchererCheck out this guitar-focused trio performing classic jazz and Latin pieces “for your dining and dancing pleasure”… or just come by for a glass of wine and an earful of great music. Featuring Ian Scherer (guitar), Chris Amberger (bass) and Paul Spina (drums).

Thursday, July 23Matt Morrish
Matt Morrish Quartet:
Tribute to Eddie Harris    

The quartet will play Harris’ original music as well as standards and popular songs popularized by the Chicago saxophonist. Lead by Matt Morrish on sax, the band includes Wil Blades (organ), Jack Tone Riordan (guitar) and Brandon Etzler (drums).

Randy Vincent QuartetThursday, July 30
Randy Vincent Quartet

A rare concert with the full quartet while vibraphonist Tyler Blanton is visiting from New York. The band will be playing many of the original tunes by Randy Vincent (guitar) and Tyler Blanton (vibes); with Chris Amberger (bass) and Alex Aspinal (drums).

“Goode Fridays” at Murphy-Goode

20 Matheson St.
Healdsburg, CA 95448

The Murphy-Goode tasting room is located just west of the Healdsburg Plaza, on Matheson Street. Call (707) 431-7644 or visit www.murphygoodewinery.com for more information.

Murphy-Goode Tasting Room jazz

The Goode Fridays jazz series is presented by Murphy-Goode Winery and the Healdsburg Jazz Festival every Friday, 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Musicians put their best sets forward for the tasting room crowd.

July 3: Shea Breaux Wells Quartet

July 10: Jaz Sawyer and the High Society Quintet

July 17: Rhonda Benin Quartet

July 24: Noel Jewkes and Chris Amberger Duo

July 31: Tyler Blanton Trio

Weekend Jazz at the Hotel Healdsburg

Hotel HealdsburgLocation:
25 Matheson St.
Healdsburg, CA 95448

Jazz in the hotel lobby Friday and Saturday nights, 7:30 to 11:00 p.m. For more information call (707) 431-2800 or visit on the web at hotelhealdsburg.com.

Enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine while listening to some of the Bay Area’s finest jazz musicians, usually in duo and trio combinations.

Friday, July 3
Si Perkoff and Gary Digman Duo
Piano and Acoustic BassSaturday, July 4
Terry Henry Trio with Bill Fouty and Bill Moody
Piano, Acoustic Bass and Drums
Friday, July 10
Steve Rubardt and Peter Barshay Duo
Piano and Acoustic BassSaturday, July 11
Noam Lemish Trio with Miles Wick and George Marsh
Piano, Acoustic Bass and Drums
Friday, July 17
Stephanie Ozer and Chuck Metcalf Duo
Piano and Acoustic BassSaturday, July 18
Chris Amberger Trio with
Grant Levin and Jimmy Gallagher

Piano, Acoustic Bass and Drums
Friday, July 24
Susan Sutton and Bill Fouty Duo
Piano and Acoustic Bass
Saturday, July 25
Chuck Metcalf Trio
with David Udolf and Alan Uhren
Piano, Acoustic Bass and Drums
Friday, July 31
Ken Cook and Steve Bennett Duo
Piano and Acoustic Bass

More from the Healdsburg Jazz Festival

Coming soon: Summer Jam, showcasing our local talent. A special summertime event supporting music education in our area schools. Sunday, Aug. 2 — watch the website for details!

Festival Syrah still available: You can still enjoy a classic Rhone blend created by Artiste Winery for the Healdsburg Jazz Festival, a 2007 Russian River Syrah. 50% of the net profits benefit our organization. More details here.

Online music store: This is the place to order CDs by the artists of the 11th annual Healdsburg Jazz Festival. Purchase the music you love with this secure Amazon e-store on our site at this page.

Healdsburg Jazz Festival
artistic director : jessica felix