Welcome to Healdsburg Jazz

Gala postponed: New date Jan. 27, 2018

We feel at this critical time in Sonoma and other Northern California regions, it would be best for us to help raise money for others that need help now. Instead, we decided to hold a fundraiser to help our community get back on its feet. And so…

Jazz Jam Benefit, Nov. 12

Healdsburg Jazz is producing a special Jazz Jam Benefit Concert, a fundraiser in support of those affected by the recent devastating fires in Sonoma County. The event will take place on Sunday, Nov. 12, from 4 to 9:00 p.m. at the Paul Mahder Gallery, 222 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg. See this page for more information.

20th anniversary
Jazz Festival Gala

Mark your calendars now for Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, to join us at a special celebration of the first two decades of the Healdsburg Jazz Festival! Enjoy a sparkling wine reception with hors d’oeuvres, concert, short auction, a delectable three-course sit-down dinner prepared by Oui Cater and dancing to Roaring 20s music. (Download complete Dinner Menu, PDF)

The Marcus Shelby Quintet, with guests Kenny Washington and Tiffany Austin, will take you on a musical journey through hits from the Jazz Age, from Duke Ellington, George and Ira Gershwin, Hoagy Carmichael and Bessie Smith.

It’s all at the “Triple Deuce Speakeasy” – aka the Paul Mahder Gallery, 222 Healdsburg Ave. Tickets will be $150 each and worth every dollar: Proceeds will support the 2018 Festival and music education programs in our schools, and you’ll get a memorable evening celebrating Healdsburg Jazz!  More information on this page.

Special Saturday Night at the Lobby, Oct. 21

Join us at the Spirit Bar for live jazz and local love in the Hotel Healdsburg Lobby, a much-needed respite from the recent events around us. Chef Scott Romano and team have cooked up a menu of sandwiches and house-brewed Charlie Palmer beer, as well as wines from Hartford Family and Vintage Wine Estates, all for less than $12. The special menu is online at the Dry Creek Kitchen website here.

Music will come from the Chris Amberger Group featuring Francis Vanek, Aaron Garner, Kendrick Freeman and special guests. As usual, the event runs from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., and while there is no “cover” we hope you come and support this event with purchases of food and drink; a portion of proceeds will benefit the Sonoma County Resilience Fund.

We need your help
to fulfill our mission of preserving jazz and expanding its universal impact for our entire community. Your donation makes it possible for us to continue producing our weekly bookings, exceptional year-round concerts, life-changing jazz education programs and the Healdsburg Jazz Festival.

Jazz at the Spirit Bar
Hotel Healdsburg Lobby

Stay cool 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. Plus small-plate menu from the Dry Creek Kitchen, full bar and no cover! Complete schedule here…

Membership drives the Festival

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? 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!

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!