Free concert at Landmark Vineyards
Carlos Herrera Latin Jazz Trio
When: Saturday, June 1
Time: Noon to 3 p.m.
Where: Landmark Vineyards at Hop Kiln Estate, 6050 Westside Rd, Healdsburg
The Carlos Herrera Latin Trio has been charming the region for years with its blend of Latin American-tinged genres – merengue, rumba, bossa, boleros, and salsa among them. Led by Carlos, hailing from Costa Rica and playing a mean flamenco guitar, the trio is touching down June 1 at Landmark Vineyards’ old Hop Kiln Estate for a free Healdsburg Jazz Festival show in the courtyard.
Carlos is backed by percussionist Carlitos Medrano – born and raised in Cuba and trained by the great conguero “Chanquito” Quintana – and bassist Brett Palm, who spent years honing his Latin chops in the Caribbean.
A state historic landmark, Hop Kiln was built in 1905, and as its name would suggest was originally a center for drying hops for beer. Let’s note that over the decades wine won the battle, and now the building’s lovely acres are planted with pinot noir and chardonnay grapes.
Landmark’s acclaimed wine made from those two varietals will be available by the glass or bottle, and the Picazo Café Food Truck will be selling burgers, fish tacos and more. So settle in for an afternoon of dancing and otherwise enjoying the good life.