Save the Dates: May 29-June 7, 2015
We’re working hard behind the scenes to finalize the schedule for our 17th annual Healdsburg Jazz Festival, but it’s not too soon to mark your calendars – Friday, May 29 through Sunday, June 7, 2015. See you there!
Friends and family of the late jazz great Charlie Haden have put together a tribute concert worthy of his vast talent and influence, to be held at the Town Hall in New York on Tuesday, January 13. A mind-blowing assortment of jazz talent will be on hand to offer their tributes in this remarkable memorial.
The event is free, but will raise funds through tax-deductible donations to benefit the Charlie Haden CalArts Scholarship Fund . Please see this page on our site for complete information.
Jazz on the Menu Announced
Join us for the next Jazz on the Menu, our annual fundraiser for Healdsburg jazz education programs. JOTM will be held on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2015, with a number of participating restaurants in Healdsburg and Geyserville, each with a special jazz combo playing from 6 – 9 p.m. while you dine to benefit music in the schools. Midway through the night, at 7:30, the popular After-Party begins at Costeaux French Bakery and Café, and continues until 10:30, with the Ricardo Peixoto Quintet playing a mix of Brazilian and jazz standards. Visit this page for details…
Thanks for Joining Us
This year’s annual Members Only Party was a lot of fun for us, and we hope you agree. The food was good, the wine was very popular – and the Jazz & Wine Club showed off their latest selection, too. The Michael Aragon Quartet played their hearts out in two excellent sets, showing why they’re one of the most popular Marin County jazz organizations around.
Did you miss it? Maybe you forgot to join or renew your membership. But it’s not too late: Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc is a 501-c-3 educational non-profit, and your membership dues are tax deductible. It’s just $50 to become a Jazz Friend, then we have increasing benefits all the way up to Jazz Angel at $1000 a year. Check out Levels & Benefits on this website. Then Join Now!
Jazz Returns to DCK
Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen is once again the scene for twice-weekly Jazz Dinners, on Monday and Tuesday evenings, starting December 1. Most jazz evenings feature a three-course dinner for just $36, or $51 with paired wines. Two dollars from each meal will be donated to the Healdsburg Education Foundation. Naturally there are talented jazz duos playing from 6 – 9 p.m. Please check this page or our Monthly Calendar for the line-up of Jazz Dinners and other events at Dry Creek Kitchen.
Healdsburg Jazz & Wine Club celebrates is first year this month with a special four-pack of holiday wine. This seasonal selection includes a bubbly, a pinot, a meritage plus an after-dinner wine – and a jazz CD featuring Charlie Haden and Keith Jarrett. All of our wines are carefully selected by wine professionals with over 30 years of experience. Sign up for a vinous and musical adventure guaranteed to seduce the ears and palate – plus it all supports jazz! Read all about the November Club Sampler and join the Club today at www.healdsburgjazzwineclub.org.
One, Two or Three Year Savings for 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. (You may need to refresh your browser once you reach the page to display discounted prices.)
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.
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 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!