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20th Anniversary Jazz Festival Gala

Gala Ticket Sales Ended Sunday!

It’s just a week away – Saturday, Jan. 27,  the date for a special celebration of the first two decades of the Healdsburg Jazz Festival! Enjoy a sparkling wine reception with hors d’oeuvres, concert, short auction, a delectable three-course sit-down dinner prepared by Oui Cater and dancing to Roaring 20s music. (Download complete Dinner Menu, PDF)

A concert by the Marcus Shelby Quintet, with guest Tiffany Austin, will take you on a musical journey through the Jazz Age, from Duke Ellington, George and Ira Gershwin, Hoagy Carmichael and Bessie Smith.

Just added: See the Auction Packages that will be available for bid at the Gala Celebration, six amazing opportunities for travel, entertainment, wine and more!

It’s all at the “Triple Deuce Speakeasy” – aka the Paul Mahder Gallery, 222 Healdsburg Ave. Proceeds will support the 2018 Festival and music education programs in our schools, and you’ll get a memorable evening celebrating Healdsburg Jazz!


Sign up for 2018 Freedom Jazz Choir

We’re now taking sign-ups for the Freedom Jazz Choir! Rehearsals start Feb. 17, one performance only on June 10 at the Healdsburg Jazz Festival. Whether you’re an alto or a tenor, soprano or bass, “lift every voice in song” this year. Learn more and sign up on this page.

 

Line-up Announced for 2018 Festival

It’s official – local guitarist Julian Lage and the genre-spanning Bill Frisell will open the 2018 Healdsburg Jazz Festival with a performance at the SHED in Healdsburg on Friday, June 1.

Other artists over the first weekend alone include the Fred Hersch Trio and Trio La Paz, with guests Anat Cohen and Claudia Villela, saxophonist and flutist Charles Lloyd performing with Zakir Hussain, Gerald Clayton, Eric Harland and others. Then John Santos, Marc Cary, George Cables and many others will play over the 10-day festival, including a special Celebrating Geri Allen concert and a Festival All-Stars set.

See the complete lineup here.


Live Jazz in Healdsburg

Saturdays, Hotel Healdsburg Spirit Bar

Stay cool with Saturday night jazz in Hotel Healdsburg’s Fireplace Lounge, starting at 6:30 p.m. The Spirit Bar features some of the coolest players in the region performing an eclectic mix of jazz with diverse influences – Cuban, gypsy, blues, Brazilian, classic jazz standards and more. Plus small-plate menu from the Dry Creek Kitchen, full bar and no cover! Complete January-February schedule here…

Mondays and Tuesdays, Jazz & Wine Dinners at DCK

Enjoy world-class dining at Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen while Brazilian jazz from some of the Bay Area’s finest musicians, in duo and trio combinations. The dinner hours, 6 – 9 p.m., find a three-course Sonoma Neighbor prix fixe dinner ($36), with an optional savory wine pairing ($18). Two dollars from each meal goes to the Healdsburg Education Foundation. There is no separate charge for music. January schedule here…

Membership Drives the Festival

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Now entering our 20th year, Healdsburg Jazz enjoys a national reputation for artistic excellence, hosting internationally acclaimed jazz musicians, showcasing the area’s foremost jazz performers and nurturing new talent. Whether you are a 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.

Interested? Learn more about Membership on this page. Go to Membership Levels to learn what you get for your support. Or Become a Patron – the benefits are commensurate with your generosity.

If you are not already a member, now is the time to Become a Member. New benefits include CDs from ECM, Motéma and Highnote Records, and a subscription to DownBeat magazine for Jazz Advocate and above.

Join now! and start receiving the benefits of Membership, and giving your support to HBGJAZZ.