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Click to view full scheduleHealdsburg Jazz Festival: May 29 – June 7, 2015

Latin jazz stars Eddie Palmieri, Pablo Ziegler, Luciana Souza with Romero Lubambo, Trio da Paz with special guest Kenny Barron… Wayne Wallace, Batachá and Ritmos Unidos… bebop from The Cookers to the Benny Green Trio, plus the George Cables Trio with guest Craig Handy… rising stars Adam Theis, Ben Stolorow, Sylvia Cuenca and Lorca Hart… and many more…

Ticket linkTickets are on sale now! There is plenty of talent and terrific music coming to town for the Festival, as announced on this page and listed on our 2015 Festival Schedule. Explore this site, sign up for Jazz Alerts and mark your calendars – Friday, May 29 through Sunday, June 7, 2015, the Healdsburg Jazz Festival returns. Download complete brochure (1.6 MB, PDF)

NOTE: If you need help purchasing tickets online, the Eventbrite support team is available 24/7 by phone at 1-800-350-8850. 

Babatunde Lea and Friends

The high energy drummer-percussionist and the other Operation Jazz Band musicians, Babatunde Lea and Friends return for their annual concert at Healdsburg Center for the Arts on Friday,  April 24. With him will be an outstanding group of players including saxophonist Azar Lawrence, who played with Miles Davis, Gilbert Castellanos on trumpet, Angela Wellman on trombone, Frank Martin on piano, Gary Brown on bass and special guest vocalist, Faye Carol.

Two shows: 7 pm and 9 pm, at the Healdsburg Center for the Arts, 130 Plaza Street, Healdsburg. Tickets are only $25, available now on this site.

Luiz Brasil Quartet May 15

Luiz Brasil (Photo Ana Migliari)

Guitarist in the bands of Caetano Veloso, Gilbert Gil and Gal Costa, Luiz Brasil will make a very rare United States appearance in Healdsburg on Friday, May 15 at the Paul Mahder Gallery. He is one of the most in-demand guitarists in Brazil, and we are fortunate to have the opportunity to present this amazing musician. top Bay Area musicians, Harvey Wainapel(sax), Celso Alberti (drums) and Scotty Thompson (bass) for this very special concert. Read more…

Charles Lloyd’s Big Year

Wild Man Dance promoOne of our favorite musicians, Charles Lloyd is having a banner year, sparked by his induction into the NEA Jazz Masters pantheon. Lloyd will also release his first album for Blue Note Records in 30 years with the April 14 arrival of Wild Man Dance, a magnificent live recording of a remarkable long-form suite commissioned by the Jazztopad Festival in Wroclaw, Poland. He will present the “Wild Man Dance Suite” on April 18 in New York City, followed by four performances at SFJazz, April 23-26. Visit charleslloyd.com for a full list of tour dates, click the image to view a video or read this page for more info.

Jazz & Wine Club

Visit the Jazz & Wine Club

Don’t miss out on our current Jazz & Wine Club Selection – and sign up for the June collection, released to coincide with the Healdsburg Jazz Festival. 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 tribute to this year’s Jazz Festival line-up with the latest CD from The Cookers, “Time and Time Again.” Read about the current Jazz & Wine Club selections, and join the Club today at healdsburgjazzwineclub.org.

Members Drive Our Festival

Download our 2015 member brochure! 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!

Subscription Savings for DownBeat

Latest issue of 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.