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It’s that time again… we are now accepting enrollment in this year’s Freedom Jazz Choir, to practice and perform Marcus Shelby’s newest work for big band and choir, the suite “Harriet Tubman: Bound for the Promised Land.”
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FIRST REHEARSAL SATURDAY MARCH 8
Working alongside professional musicians, the Freedom Jazz Choir will perform on stage with the 19-piece Marcus Shelby Orchestra, fostering cooperation while expanding access to jazz and American culture.
Once again, this will be an all-volunteer vocal group; participation is free, and open to all regardless of age, background or ability. Our only requirement is that you commit to all five rehearsals, and three performances.
New Wine Club Release Announced
“A killer box of wine and jazz” is how the Healdsburg Jazz & Wine Club describes their latest selections, once again featuring four terrific wine values and a great jazz CD. The wines include a Pinot Noir from New Zealand’s exclusive Martinborough region, a Russian River Viognier from Philip Staley, plus two Dry Creek Valley reds, the Forth 2011 Sangiovese and Unti’s 2012 Barbera.
The jazz CD features Festival favorite George Cables in his newest trio release, Icons & Influences. Playing with the venerable pianist is Derzon Douglas on bass and drummer Victor Fleming, performing originals, standards and not-so-standards that pay tribute to those artists who have left their indelible mark on Cables.
These wines and CD will be issued to HJ&WC members this month, kicked off by a special Release Party on Saturday, March 29 at Zizi. It will feature the Tiffany Austin Quartet for a lively night of classic swing, soul, and blues. It’s only $25 per person, and Club Members get a free ticket! Details and tickets here.
Membership is free, wines and CDs are discounted for members. Club Membership supports jazz performances, music education, and the arts, as proceeds benefit Healdsburg Jazz, the annual Healdsburg Jazz Festival, and our educational programs such as Operation Jazz Band.
Thanks for your support
We had a good turn-out, despite the rain, at most of our participating restaurants for Jazz on the Menu. Thanks to all of you who turned out and helped support our jazz in the schools programs.
The After-Party at Costeaux French Bakery was also well-attended, with dynamic performances by the Healdsburg High School Jazz Band and the George Marsh Quintet, plus delicious lemon bars, date bars, chocolate brownies and more goodies from the bakery.
Members Drive Our Festival
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!