Celebrating 20 years of bringing

jazz performance, education &

culture to our community… HBGJAZZ

Announcing the 2018 Healdsburg Jazz Festival

Local guitarist Julian Lage and the genre-spanning Bill Frisell will open the 2018 Healdsburg Jazz Festival at the SHED in Healdsburg on Friday, June 1, to kick off 10 days of great jazz in our 20th Anniversary Festival. 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, Adam Theis, the Marc Cary Trio, the George Cables Trio and many more will play over the 10-day festival. Highlights include a special Celebrating Geri Allen night with Ravi Coltrane, Dave Holland and Terri Lynn Carrington, and a Festival All-Stars set with Bobby Watson, David Weiss, Billy Hart and guest Chico Freeman — plus our traditional Night in New Orleans! See the complete lineup here.

2018 Healdsburg Jazz Festival tickets will go on sale to the public around April 1.  Members get first options on ticket purchase starting 5 to 10 days before tickets go on sale, depending on the Membership Level. Make sure your Membership is current, or Join Now to get that head start!

Jazz on the Menu, March 21

It’s a Wednesday night, from 6 to 9 p.m. Enjoy live jazz with great food at eight restaurants in the Healdsburg-Geyserville area during our 8th annual “dine-around for education.” All participating restaurants donate 25% of their food and beverage sales to help support our highly successful Music Education Programs in area schools.

  • Reservations are recommended. Go here to view participating restaurants and musicians.
  • Don’t forget the After-Party! Same night, 7:30 – 10:30 at Costeaux, $15. Go here for tickets.

About Healdsburg Jazz

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. Download our Membership brochure.

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

Putting Jazz in the Curriculum

Healdsburg Jazz has placed great emphasis on music education, creating programs that expose youth to jazz’s history and values. Jazz has demonstrated a singular capacity to bridge cultural gaps and bring people together in a positive and productive atmosphere. Learn about our education programs – Operation Jazz Band, Black History Month, Latin Jazz Lecture and Concert and the Student Jazz Combo Competition for students throughout Sonoma County.

Live Jazz in Healdsburg

Saturdays, Hotel Healdsburg Lobby

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  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. Seasonal schedule here…