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Helen Sung Quartet, Nov. 4

A very special event is planned for this coming November 4 with a return of pianist Helen Sung – who inaugurated our Parlor Jazz series on October 11, 2015 – this time with a quartet to back her up. She’ll appear at the Paul Mahder Gallery, 222 Healdsburg Ave., with John Ellis (tenor sax), Boris Kozlov (bass) and Terreon Gully (drums), all well-known players active on the New York scene. Read more…

Tickets are now available.

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Annual party for members, Nov. 20

It’s almost time for our Members-Only Party, our annual benefit to each and every one of our loyal members. Once again it will be held at the E&M Atrium, 124 Mill St. in Healdsburg, with complimentary food, wine and Latin jazz from Carlitos Medrano & the Cuban Descarga. It runs from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., on Sunday, Nov. 20. More details on this page.

You must be a Member of Healdsburg Jazz to attend. To learn more about Memberships visit this page. To RSVP by verifying your membership information, please follow this link.

Student Jazz Combo Competition

Download the applicationKeyboardist, band leader and composer Herbie Hancock has said, “There is no better example of democracy than a jazz ensemble: individual freedom to express but with responsibility to the group.”

With this ideal of music as a personal growth opportunity within a cooperative community in mind, the Healdsburg Jazz Festival Organization invites area high schools to participate in a new, free program for high school musicians: the Student Jazz Combo Competition (SJCC).

The competition, which will take place in April 2017, is a friendly one, emphasizing feedback and poise in performance rather than strict judgment. We know from experience that within a jazz combo, young musicians learn to take their turn, find their voice, agree and disagree and come to a resolution—all qualities needed for survival in our world today.

Learn more about the SJCC

Download the competition application form

Saturday Night Jazz at Hotel Healdsburg Lobby

Saturday, October 29
Stephanie Ozer Trio with Peter Barshay and Kendrick Freeman
Piano, Acoustic Bass, Drums

Complete November schedule for Hotel Healdsburg to be updated shortly.

Membership Drives the Festival

Now entering our 19th 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.

The simplest way to do this is 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. Download our 2016 membership brochure now!

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