NEW! Tickets for May 30 pre-concert dinners at Healdsburg Shed now available! More info here…
Get Started Early with May Jazz Festival Events
The Healdsburg Jazz Festival gets off to an early start this year with several events in May – two Freedom Jazz Choir concerts and our popular Jazz Night at the Movies, this year in nearby San Rafael.
May 17, Saturday: First performance from the Marcus Shelby Orchestra, with the HJF Freedom Jazz Choir, of “Harriet Tubman: Bound for the Promised Land.” This premiere event will be at the Sonoma Community Baptist Church, 1620 Sonoma Ave., Santa Rosa. Donations encouraged. Details
May 18, Sunday: (Note corrected date) An evening of jazz on film with archivist Mark Cantor, including rare and newly discovered film clips of the early stars of jazz. Films and Q&A at 6 pm, followed by a Reception at 8 pm, all at the glamorous Smith Rafael Cinema, 1118 Fourth St., San Rafael. Details and tickets
May 24, Saturday: (Note corrected date) “Harriet Tubman: Bound for the Promised Land” at the comfortable, centrally-located Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. Along with the Freedom Jazz Choir and the Marcus Shelby Orchestra, guests include Rev. Adam Ivey, Tiffany Austin and Faye Carol. Tickets
Performers include Charlie Musselwhite, Joshua Redman, Ron Carter, Marc Cary, Poncho Sanchez, Bill Charlap & Renee Rosnes and special guest Bobby Hutcherson, plus many more! See the latest updates.
- Who’s playing at the Festival? Download PDF schedule (235 kb)
- Tickets available now from Brown Paper Tickets at this link.
- Full 20-page Festival brochure now available as downloadable PDF (1.9 MB)
- Advertise in our program – ad deadline April 11, special rates now!
New This Year:
Reserved Seating at Jackson and Raven Theaters
By popular demand, we’re implementing reserved seating for all ticketed concerts at the Jackson Theater and the Raven – at no extra charge. You will be able to select your preferred seats in every price bracket when you purchase your tickets at Brown Paper Tickets, so you can plan in advance how best to enjoy the show. Get your tickets now!
Call toll-free 800-838-3006 anytime, or go to our page on their site and select the event (or events) you want to attend from the list of 10 ticketed concerts. As well as information on each show, you’ll find seating charts so you can chose the theater location you prefer. But don’t wait – the best seats will sell out fast!
Again this year Levin & Co. in Healdsburg will be selling tickets by cash or check to all Healdsburg Jazz Festival events. Just visit this independently owned bookstore at 306 Center St, next to the Downtown Bakery. Jazz fans will be able to view seating charts and choose reserved tickets for any event, and make your purchase on-the-spot. There will be no service charge for purchases by cash or check.
Members Drive Our Festival
Download our new 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 in its sixteenth 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!