Only a few days until …
Jazz on the Menu – Feb. 23
Coming soon! Our popular dine-around-with-music event, Jazz on the Menu, is from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, at a “nonet” of fine dining establishments in town. Participating are Baci Café and Wine Bar, Café Lucia, Campo Fina, Catelli’s Restaurant, Chalkboard Restaurant, Healdsburg SHED, KINsmoke, Spoonbar and Valette. Make dinner reservations now, and remember 25% of the tab at these restaurants goes to support Music Education in our local schools. More details here.
Then head for the After-Party at Costeaux, our popular midwinter bash with jazz, desserts and wine by the glass. It starts at 7:30 with the Healdsburg High Jazz Band, followed by the Ian Carey Quintet+1. Tickets are only $15, available at the door or online now.
Blues in America – March 3
“Lift Every Voice and Sing!” will be performed at the Raven Theater here in Healdsburg, on Friday, March 3. It headlines the Marcus Shelby Quartet featuring vocalist Terrie Odabi in a celebration of African American music from Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday and Mahalia Jackson to Abbey Lincoln, Nina Simone, Curtis Mayfield and Marvin Gaye. More information available here.
Tickets just $20 or $10 seniors/students, available on Brown Paper Tickets or by phone 24/7 at 1-800-838-3006.
Stay warm with Saturday night jazz in Hotel Healdsburg’s Fireplace Lobby Lounge. The Winter Music 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…
Jazz & Wine Dinners
Dry Creek Kitchen
Our regular wintertime Duo Series is back in full swing, featuring jazz and Brazilian music at Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen, one of the wine country’s premier restaurants. Enjoy a special three-course dinner for $36 (or $51 with paired wines) while enjoying live music from some of the region’s best jazz musicians. Two dollars from each meal will be donated to the Healdsburg Education Foundation. Every Monday and Tuesday through March. Complete schedule here…
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.
Members: Manage your own account using our new Membership portal.
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!
Student Jazz Combo Competition
With this ideal of music as a personal growth opportunity within a cooperative community in mind, the Healdsburg Jazz Festival Organization invites area high schools to participate in a new, free program for high school musicians: the Student Jazz Combo Competition (SJCC).
The competition, which will happen on April 22, is a friendly one, emphasizing feedback and poise in performance rather than strict judgment. We know from experience that within a jazz combo, young musicians learn to take their turn, find their voice, agree and disagree and come to a resolution—all qualities needed for survival in our world today.