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Members Party to remember

The annual Members-Only Party was last Sunday, Dec. 10, at the fabulous Atrium in the E&M Building.  There was food, beer and wine (and mixed drinks!), and free music from the Chuck Sher All Stars, featuring Bob Afifi, Jordan Samuels, Doug Morton, Marc Cami Smith and bassist Sher. Their music was splendid, and the event a lot of fun for all. (More information on this page)

It was the free annual party for all Members of Healdsburg Jazz. But it’s only one of the benefits, depending on your member level – including free jazz CDs, subscriptions to DownBeat magazine, free tickets to Festival events and even VIP treatment.

If you’re not already a Member, won’t you join us? Now is the time to sign up for a full year of benefits (and next year’s Party, if you missed this one!) as we ramp up into our 20th year, with the 2018 Healdsburg Jazz Festival, June 1 – 10.

Line-up Announced for 2018 Festival

It’s official – local guitarist Julian Lage and the genre-spanning Bill Frisell will open the 2018 Healdsburg Jazz Festival with a performance at the SHED in Healdsburg. 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.

John Santos, Marc Cary, George Cables and many others will play over the ten-day festival. Read the article on the Press-Democrat, and stay tuned to this website for further details as they are posted.

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)

A concert by the Marcus Shelby Quintet, with guest Tiffany Austin, will take you on a musical journey through 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 are $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.

Saturday Jazz at the
Hotel Healdsburg Lobby

Stay cool with Saturday night jazz in Hotel Healdsburg’s Fireplace Lounge, starting at 6:30 p.m. 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 November-December schedule here…

Year-end Donations

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

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!