Welcome to Healdsburg Jazz

This holiday season is a great opportunity to increase your support of Healdsburg Jazz by shopping at AmazonSmile, so a percentage of your purchase will help bring quality music to our residents, students and audiences year-round.

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Hotel Healdsburg Lobby

Warm up 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, Brazillian, classic jazz standards and more.

This Saturday, Dec. 3, “An Evening of Brazilian Jazz” with the Berkeley Choro Ensemble, who mix jazz improvisation with new and old choros for an evening of lively and exotic sounds. Complete schedule here…

Starting Dec. 5 & 6
Jazz & Wine Dinners at
Dry Creek Kitchen

It’s back: our regular wintertime Duo Series 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, 317 Healdsburg Avenue, 6 – 9 p.m. Schedule here…

Student Jazz Combo Competition

Download the applicationKeyboardist, band leader and composer Herbie Hancock has said, “There is no better example of democracy than a jazz ensemble: individual freedom to express but with responsibility to the group.”

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 take place in April 2017, 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.

Learn more about the SJCC

Download the competition application form


Membership Drives the Festival

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!

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!