The 2017 Healdsburg Jazz Festival
Trios and quartets, big bands and small combos and solo artists from a wide range of jazz styles – for almost 20 years, the best of America’s musical gift to the world has come to Healdsburg.
This year’s featured artists include the Heath Brothers, Bobby Hutcherson Tribute Band, Henry Butler, Joe Lovano Quartet and the Kenny Garrett Quintet among many others. And just announced, The Django All-Stars will include two sons of founder Dorado Schmitt, Samson Schmitt and Amati Schmitt, both gypsy-jazz virtuosos!
The full lineup is found on this page, and each individual show is listed in the right sidebar with direct links.
June 21: BassDrumBone at the Gallery
BassDrumBone – Mark Helias on bass, Gerry Hemingway on drums and Ray Anderson on trombone – is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2017. Three improvisers, composers, bandleaders and friends are touring and performing music from their new double CD, The Long Road, as well as pieces from their nine previous recordings.
Healdsburg Jazz welcomes BassDrumBone to town for a special Parlor Jazz concert on Wednesday, June 21, at Paul Mahder Gallery. Tickets are now available for $30 from Brown Paper Tickets.
Jazz at the Spirit Bar
Hotel Healdsburg Lobby
Stay warm with Saturday night jazz in Hotel Healdsburg’s Fireplace Lounge. The Spirit Bar Series features some of the best players in the region performing an eclectic mix of jazz with diverse influences – Cuban, gypsy, blues, Brazilian, classic jazz standards and more. Complete schedule here…
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.
Interested? Join or renew your membership on this page.
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. Download our current membership brochure now!