Calvin Keys Organ Quartet – June 1

@ KRUG EVENT CENTER 1261 Grove Street(behind Dry Creek Inn) 7-9pm | $20 Sorry, this event is sold out! Thanks for your support. When it comes to laying down a groove, guitarist Calvin Keys is the undisputed master. He’s been entertaining Bay Area audiences consistently for decades with his Wes Montgomery-influenced hollow-body stylings, and at 68 he’s not slowing down. For Healdsburg this year, Keys will be bringing his Organ

Guarneri Double Quartet

A Benefit Concert for the Healdsburg Jazz Festival Date: Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011 Time: 7pm. One show, two different sets of music Cost: $25.00 Location: Healdsburg Center for the Arts 130 Plaza St., Healdsburg, CA 95448 Phone: 707-431-1970 The Guarneri Double Quartet is comprised of the Bay Area’s top creative musicians configuring themselves into two different groups, each with a different repertoire and sound. Each configuration will play a single

A New Year for Jazz

Kicking off our 13th year of the Healdsburg Jazz Festival, we are unveiling several fundraising (but fun!) events where you can enjoy the best of Sonoma food, wine, jazz and hospitality. First off, save the date for a special event of celebrate the North Bay’s premier jazz destination. Thursday, February 3 Jazz on the Menu Dine to the music of informal dinner jazz from many of our favorite musicians as

Jazz Masters Concert: November 3

Trio 3 (oliver lake/ reggie workman/ andrew cyrille) When: Tuesday, November 3 Where: Flying Goat Café 324 Center Street, Healdsburg Time: Two Shows 7pm and 9pm Cost: Tickets, $25.00 (available now) Healdsburg is once again very fortunate to be able to experience in a very intimate setting an all-star partnership of jazz masters, with the group Trio 3.  In an extremely rare West Coast tour, Reggie Workman, Oliver Lake and

Mission Accomplished: Operation Jazz Band

Mission Accomplished! Today Operation Jazz Band finished their week in Healdsburg by playing in concert before all SIX fifth grade classes: Fitch Mountain Elementary, St. John School, Alexander Valley School, Geyserville School, Westside Elementary School, and Sonoma Country Day School! About 200 students in all filled the Raven Theater in Healdsburg to hear what Operation Jazz Band really sounded like. During the past week Operation Jazz Band, led by Babatunde

”The Big Trio” w/Wayne De La Cruz

Title: ”The Big Trio” w/Wayne De La Cruz Location: Palette Art Café Link out: Click here Description: Wayne De La Cruz – Hammond B3 Organ Paul Bannin – Guitar and Saxophones Kendrick Freeman – Drums Date: 2009-03-26 A captivating versatile group of dynamic musicians with a repertoire that not only represents the organ trio genre but a full spectrum of jazz and blues.

Benny Barth Trio

Title: Benny Barth Trio Location: Palette Art Café Link out: Click here Description: Randy Vincent – Guitar Chris Amberger – Bass Benny Barth – Drums Date: 2009-03-19 Belated Birthday Party Celebrating Benny’s 80th Birthday which was February 16th. Come and enjoy this jazz legend playing with his long time working trio. See Benny Barth at the Healdsburg Jazz Festival on Monday, June 1 Julian Lage. Esperanza Spalding. Toninho Horta. Airto.

Eric Muhler Quartet feat. Sheldon Brown

Title: Eric Muhler Quartet feat. Sheldon Brown Location: Palette Art Café Link out: Click here Description: Eric Muhler – Piano Sheldon Brown – Saxophones Michael Wilcox – Bass Brian Andres – Drums Date: 2009-03-12 Eric Muhler’s chord voicings are his own, his improvisations are full of constant surprises and, although quite aware of the jazz tradition, he sounds unlike any of his predecessors. His writing is fresh and personal, evolving

BBC Trio w/Bob Drew, Bill Fouty & Carl Vast

Title: BBC Trio with Bob Drew, Bill Fouty & Carl Vast Location: Palette Art Café Link out: Click here Description: Bob Drew – Alto Saxophone Bill Fouty – Bass Carl Vast – Guitar Date: 2009-03-05 The BBC Jazz Trio (sax, bass and guitar) plays mainstream jazz, Bossa Nova and swing, emphasizing intuitive ensemble music. Since 1984, the Trio (Bob Drew, Bill Fouty and Carl Vast) has continued to define its