2017 Festival Lineup

Healdsburg Jazz Festival is over…
wait till the 20th anniversary gala!

Musicians from every day of the 19th annual Healdsburg Jazz Festival, June 2-11, 2017. Photography by Curtis Thomson and George Wells. Music is Henry Butler’s performance of “Basin Street Blues” (used by permission).

Thank you all for attending our 19th annual Healdsburg Jazz Festival, it was a terrific event, from Opening Night at the Gallery to New Orleans Traditions at the Raven. (See all 2017 Festival events here.) Plans are already well underway for our 20th Anniversary Festival, June 1 – 10 2018, an all-star galaxy of musicians you won’t want to miss (we’ll introduce it all at our Nov. 4 Gala). Make sure you Sign Up for Jazz Alerts (right sidebar) so you don’t miss anything.

2017 Healdsburg Jazz Festival Lineup

June 2, Friday, Paul Mahder Gallery – Two Shows, 7 pm and 9 pm
Dave Stryker Quartet with guest Bob Mintzer

June 3, Saturday, Jackson Theater – Double Bill -7 pm
Heath Brothers with Jimmy and Tootie Heath and Jeb Patton and David Wong; and
Bobby Hutcherson Tribute band with Renee Rosnes, Ray Drummond, Victor Lewis and Steve Nelson

June 4, Sunday – Jackson Theater – 7 pm
Pacific Mambo Orchestra 20 Piece Big Band; also Dance Lessons with Santa Rosa Salsa

June 5, Monday, Dry Creek Kitchen – 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Ricardo Peixoto Trio with Peter Barshay and Kendrick Freeman.

June 6, Tuesday, Healdsburg Plaza – 6 – 8 pm
Carlitos Medrano & Sabor De Mi Cuba, free concert in the Plaza

June 7, Wednesday – Spoonbar, Wednesday – Two Dinner Shows 6 pm and 8 pm
John Santos Quartet with guest spoken word artist Rico Pabón  including Saul Sierra, Marco Diaz and David Flores

June 8, Thursday, Healdsburg SHED –   Two shows, 7 and 9 pm
Kenny Garrett Quintet (replaces John Abercrombie Trio)

June 9, Friday, Raven Theater – 7:30 pm
Lavay Smith and Her Red-Hot Skillet Lickers – “Lady Sings the Blues”. Opening the concert will be the winner of the Student Jazz Combo Competition

June 10, Saturday, Raven Theater – 7:30 pm
Joe Lovano Classic Quartet with Lawrence Fields, Peter Slavov and Lamy Istrefi

June 10, Saturday, Hotel Healdsburg – 8:30 to 11:30 pm
Harvey Wainapel Quartet with Adam Schulman, Peter Barshay and Sylvia Cuenca

June 11, Sunday, Raven Theater – 1 to 3 pm
The Django All-Stars, direct from France with Samson Schmitt (the son of group founder Dorado Schmitt),  Ludovic Beier, Pierre Blanchard, Doudou Cuillerier and Antonio Licusati

June 11, Sunday, Raven Theater – 7 pm
History of Traditional New Orleans Music:

Henry Butler Solo Piano and Vocals, and the Russian River Ramblers