Welcome to Healdsburg Jazz

Membership Drives the Music

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.


Announcing the 2018
Healdsburg Jazz Festival

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!

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 annual 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, Marc Cary, George Cables and many more will play over the 10-day festival, including a special Celebrating Geri Allen concert and a Festival All-Stars set – plus our traditional Night in New Orleans finale! See the complete lineup here.

Are You on the ‘Team’ for George Cables?

Ten years after receiving organ transplants, jazz pianist-composer George Cables is facing surgery at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City on March 1. After recovery, he will go to rehab for a minimum of four weeks. Team George Cables is a GoFundMe effort to raise money to help defray the enormous financial stress this will cause. As they say on their website, “Please open your hearts and donate whatever you can—we want George Cables to know how much he is loved and respected.”

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  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…