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2015 logo with glass and datesSave the Dates: May 29-June 7, 2015

We’re working hard behind the scenes to finalize the schedule for our 17th annual Healdsburg Jazz Festival, but it’s not too soon to mark your calendars – Friday, May 29 through Sunday, June 7, 2015.  See you there!

Jazz on the Menu February 25

JOTM-ColumnJoin us for the next Jazz on the Menu, our annual fundraiser for Healdsburg jazz education programs. JOTM will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, with a number of participating restaurants in Healdsburg and Geyserville, each with a special jazz combo playing from 6 – 9 p.m. while you dine to benefit music in the schools. Midway through the night, at 7:30, the popular After-Party (tickets now available) begins at Costeaux French Bakery and Café, and continues until 10:30 with the Ricardo Peixoto QuintetVisit this page for details.

Sign Up for the Freedom Jazz Choir

freedomjazzchoirlogoWhether you’ve been a member of the HJF Freedom Jazz Choir before or not, the time is now to sign up to join the Freedom Jazz Choir for our Black History Month concert. Rehearsals start Jan. 31, performance is Friday, February 27 – the Marcus Shelby Combo featuring Tiffany Austin, plus you and the Freedom Jazz Choir at the Raven Theater in Healdsburg. It’s free, tough donations are encouraged. See more information on this page.

Jazz Returns to DCK

Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen is once again the scene for twice-weekly Jazz Dinners, on Monday and Tuesday evenings from now through March. Most jazz evenings feature a three-course dinner for just $36, or $51 with paired wines. Two dollars from each meal will be donated to the Healdsburg Education Foundation. Naturally there are talented jazz duos playing from 6 – 9 p.m. Please check out this page or our Monthly Calendar for Jazz Dinners and other events at Dry Creek Kitchen.

Wine ClubJazz & Wine Club News

Healdsburg Jazz & Wine Club celebrates is first year with a special four-pack of holiday wine. This seasonal selection includes a bubbly, a pinot, a meritage plus an after-dinner wine – and a jazz CD featuring Charlie Haden and Keith Jarrett. All of our wines are carefully selected by wine professionals with over 30 years of experience. Sign up for a vinous and musical adventure guaranteed to seduce the ears and palate – plus it all supports jazz! Read all about the current Jazz & Wine Club selections, and join the Club today at www.healdsburgjazzwineclub.org.

Subscription Savings for DownBeat

DownBeat magazine is offering fans of the Healdsburg Jazz Festival a special subscription discount. Sign up now for just $21, and save 25 percent off the $27.99 annual subscription price! Founded in 1934, DownBeat is the magazine for Jazz, Blues and Beyond, with a multitude of album reviews and hard-hitting interviews with the world’s greatest musicians. You won’t want to miss the world-renowned Festival Guide or annual Critics and Readers polls. Just click here to subscribe.

Don’t forget that Members who join at a Jazz Advocate level or above receive a free subscription to the magazine. Why? Because DownBeat is a proud supporter of the Healdsburg Jazz Festival.

Members Drive Our Festival

Download our new member brochure!celebrate-jazz 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 17th 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 for 2014 include CDs from ECM, Motéma and Highnote Records, which include among their artists several Healdsburg Jazz Festival performers of past and current years.

Visit Membership Levels to learn more about what you get for supporting the Healdsburg Jazz Festival. If you have more to give, Become a Patron - the benefits to you are commensurate with your generosity. Join now!