It’s almost here…
21st annual Healdsburg Jazz Festival
See the lineup!

The Season for Jazz: Coming events…

  • Feb. 20 Jazz on the Menu, various restaurants, 6 – 9. More information here.
  • Feb. 23 HJF Office Open House with the Susan Sutton Trio, 456 Moore Lane. Noon-3 pm..
  • March 1 Marcus Shelby Quintet and the Freedom Jazz Choir. Raven Theater, Healdsburg. More information here.
  • March 10 Fundraiser with Dana Gioia and Helen Sung, exclusive concert. More information here.
  • April 5 Operation Jazz Band with Babatunde Lea and Friends, Paul Mahder Gallery. More information soon.
  • April 20 – Student Jazz Combo Competition and evening concert with David Weiss Sextet. More information soon.
  • May 2Jazz Gala at the Mayacama Golf Course, Santa Rosa. More information soon.
  • May 31 Opening Night for the 21st annual Healdsburg Jazz Festival! Preview here.

9th annual Jazz on the Menu, Feb. 20

It’s the ninth year for Jazz on the MenuThis time nine local restaurants will participate, and we’ve got the complete list online, along with the featured musicians at that location. It is definitely not too early to make your reservations – many of these restaurants are soon fully-booked for Jazz on the Menu.

All the restaurants are graciously donating a full 25 percent of their food and beverage sales to help support our highly successful Music Education Programs. By taking part in Jazz on the Menu, you get to share your support with a meal to savor and a jazz performance to remember.

Don’t forget the After-Party!

Once again we’ll have live music, desserts, a wine bar and lots of fun at Costeaux French Bakery and Café, 417 Healdsburg Ave., from 7:30 to 10 p.m. that same day, Feb. 20. This year we’ll feature music from SambaNoma as well as the Healdsburg High School Jazz Band. Check it out!

It’s always a lot of fun, you won’t want to miss it whether you dine out for Jazz on the Menu or not. Tickets are only $15, available on this website. 

March 1: The Freedom Jazz Choir in concert

Marcus Shelby and the Freedom Jazz ChoirGet ready for the March 1 Concert at the Raven Performing Arts Theater, sure to be another great immersion in the roots of jazz. Bandleader Marcus Shelby, guest vocalist Kim Nalley, and the HJF Freedom Jazz Choir will transport us in performance of this year’s theme, “Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and the Blues.”

The show begins at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 1. The Raven Theater is located at 113 North St., Healdsburg. $15 tickets are now on sale.

Visit this page for more about the Freedom Jazz Choir, now in rehearsal!

Now underway…
Jazz and Wine Dinners at DCK

Every winter from January through March, the esteemed Dry Creek Kitchen hosts local jazz musicians on Monday and Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. Diners can take savor DCK’s three-course Sonoma Neighbor menu ($36), with an optional savory wine pairing ($18), under the direction of Executive Chef Scott Romano. Plus, check out the 50% discount wine list on Mondays!

Two dollars from each meal will be donated to the Healdsburg Education Foundation. There is no additional cover charge. See the complete Jazz & Wine Dinners list.

Every Saturday Night…
Live Jazz at Hotel Healdsburg

Address: 25 Matheson St., Healdsburg
707 431-7188 | Visit on the web

Every Saturday night, from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., enjoy live jazz at the Spirit Bar, Hotel Healdsburg’s fireside lounge. There is no cover charge; drinks from the Spirit Bar and small plates from Dry Creek Kitchen are available. Hotel Healdsburg is located at 25 Matheson Ave., opposite the Healdsburg Plaza. NEW: The Spirit Bar now has a daily Happy Hour, 4 – 7 p.m., with a special menu and great drinks!

See the complete Saturday Spirit Bar lineup here.

Celebrating 20 years of bringing jazz performance, education & culture to our community… HBGJAZZ.

Now entering our 21st 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. Download our Membership brochure.

Interested? Learn more about Membership on this page. 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 and start receiving the benefits of Membership, and giving your support to HBGJAZZ.

Healdsburg Jazz, Inc., is a registered 501(c)3 educational non-profit, and all donations are tax deductible to the maximum extent of the tax law. Tax ID # 71-0910474