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tanaka-posterHealdsburg Jazz Festival: May 29 –
June 7, 2015

It’s here – the line-up of our headliners and special programs at the 17th annual Healdsburg Jazz Festival! Latin jazz stars like Eddie Palmieri, Leny Andrade and Pablo Ziegler, bebop combos from the Cookers to George Cables Trio, and guest stars like Kenny Barron, Craig Handy and Tiffany Austin.

There are even more talents coming to town for the Festival, most announced in our latest post and some still to be confirmed. Keep visiting this site, sign up for Jazz Alerts and mark your calendars – Friday, May 29 through Sunday, June 7, 2015, the Healdsburg Jazz Festival returns!

JazzOnTheMenu-posterJazz on the Menu, Wednesday Feb. 25

Join 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.

HJF15_BHM_poster_BBlack History Month Concert, Feb. 27

Whether 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. Special one-concert only is Friday, February 27 – the Marcus Shelby Quintet featuring Tiffany Austin, plus you and the Freedom Jazz Choir at the Raven Theater in Healdsburg. It’s free, though donations are encouraged. See more information on this page.

sampler_2015-03-smJazz & Wine Club News

Healdsburg Jazz & Wine Club celebrates the coming spring with our March 2015 assortment of, you know, jazz and wine! This seasonal selection includes some of our regional favorites – two from Passalacqua‘s Dry Creek vineyards, a yummy pinot noir from Russian River producer Hanna, plus an Alexander Valley cabernet sauvignon from Stryker Sonoma. Add to that a tease of our Jazz Festivals past (and future?), the latest CD from The Cookers, “Time and Time Again.” Sign up for a vinous and musical adventure guaranteed to seduce the ears and palate – plus it all supports jazz! Read about the current Jazz & Wine Club selections, and join the Club today at 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!