Welcome to Healdsburg Jazz…

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Coming June 3 – 12, 2016: The 18th annual HEALDSBURG JAZZ FESTIVAL

Full jazz lineup will be released soon, but we’re sure you’ll appreciate the talent we’re bring to town!

madeline-porter1Madeline Eastman
and Randy Porter
Saturday Feb. 13
Paul Mahder Gallery

Madeline Eastman and Randy Porter’s long-time musical collaboration produced a critically acclaimed CD last year entitled “A Quiet Thing.” It also helped land Madeline on Downbeat Magazine’s Annual Critics Poll fifth inclusion as “Talent Deserving Wider Recognition.” Read more…

“…when two artists individually reach the summit… the result is simply other-worldly  Sweet are the fruits of this collaboration, rewarding in every way.” – All About Jazz

Mad and Randy bring their duo performance to Paul Mahder Gallery Saturday, February 13, at 7:30 p.m. For this special Healdsburg concert, they will present their freewheeling spin on songs by Steven Sondheim, Chick Corea, Burt Bacharach, Randy Newman, Brian Wilson and, of course, the Great American Songbook.  More…

Thurs. Feb. 25: Jazz on the Menu

Thursday, Feb. 25  Jazz on the Menu returns, with 12 opportunities to dine in style, enjoy the jazz and share the proceeds with Music Education. From 6  – 9 p.m. feast at your favorite local restaurants including newcomers Persimmon, Ralph’s Martini House and Valette… Full details on this page.

Then head for the After-Party at Cousteaux, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m., for eats, treats, wine and jazz from the Bryan Bowman Quintet and our perennial favorites the Healdsburg High  School Jazz Band. Tickets only $15, now available on this page.

More at Paul Mahder Gallery

ryankeberleWed., Feb 17:

Ryan Keberle
and Catharsis Quartet
with guest Camelia Meza

Healdsburg Jazz and Paul Mahder Gallery are excited to announce a very special free concert 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 17 at Paul Mahder Gallery. Ryan Keberle & Catharsis will make a stop in Healdsburg on their West Coast Tour.

We caught them in New York and just knew their brass-attack would be a bit hit here in town. We’re lucky this date is available, and look forward to bringing this stimulating jazz ensemble to Healdsburg. More information here.

Sun., March 6: claudia-victor

Claudia Villela and Vitor Gonçalves

The Brazilian duo of Claudia Villela and Vitor Gonçalves will mix their skills on piano, vocals, accordion and percussion in numerous combinations.  Villela’s five-octave vocal instrument is one of the wonders of jazz. Combined with the piano and accordion mastery of Gonçalves, they will provide a unique journey through the music of Brazil and its connection to jazz, with forays into samba and beyond. Read more…


March 4 Poster - Louie Armstrong concertFriday, March 4:
The Legacy of Louis Armstrong: “What a Wonderful World”

Healdsburg will celebrate Black History Month with a free community concert at the Raven Theater on Friday, March 4, presented by Healdsburg Jazz. The concert will honor the legacy and music of Louis Armstrong, one of the most influential creative artists of all time and will feature the Marcus Shelby Hot 7 group featuring vocalist Tiffany Austin, the all-volunteer HJF Freedom Jazz Choir, and the young musicians of the Healdsburg Jazz Student Choir and Band.

This is the fourth year of the Freedom Jazz Choir’s participation in Shelby’s Healdsburg concerts. Approximately 80 adult members of this local community choir come together and rehearse in January and February in preparation for the March 4 concert. More information about this concert.

hjf-hatWear the Jazz

Healdsburg Jazz t-shirts for both men and women are now available through our online store, in co-operation with the Healdsburg Jazz & Wine Club. Sizes range from S-XXXL so you should be able to find something that fits you. Members of Healdsburg Jazz are eligible for a $4 discount on purchase.

Hats are now available with our new logo and same fine styling. Cost is $20, only $16 with the HJF Member discount. Learn more…

We’ve also got Healdsburg Jazz tote-bags, for those who take their own bags when they go shopping. Both products are made of the highest-quality material, and feature the popular artwork from or 2015 Festival by Jim Tanaka.  More…

support-futureMembership Drives Our Festival

Whether you are a true jazz fan, a lover of live performance, a believer in art education in our schools, or just someone who enjoys a lively hometown vibe, this cultural gem deserves your support. The simplest way to do this is to Become a Member.

Now entering our 18th year, the HJF enjoys a national reputation for artistic excellence earned by hosting internationally acclaimed jazz musicians, showcasing some of California’s foremost jazz performers and nurturing new talent. New benefits include CDs from ECM, Motéma and Highnote Records, and a subscription to DownBeat magazine for Jazz Advocate and above.

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Go to Membership Levels to learn what you get for your support. Or Become a Patron – the benefits to you are commensurate with your generosity. Join now!