Henry Butler, 1949-2018
Henry Butler played the New Orleans Finale at last year’s Healdsburg Jazz Festival, on June 9, 2017. The imaginative, improvisation-driven pianist was steeped in the traditions of his home town, and brought a bluesy vocal approach to the stage as well.
According to the New York Times, Butler “commanded the syncopated power and splashy filigree of boogie-woogie and gospel and the rolling polyrhythms of Afro-Caribbean music.” We were so happy to bring him to Healdsburg, and so sad to hear of his passing.
Vote for Healdsburg Jazz!
We are honored to be nominated for the Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce’s “Business of the Year” Award competition. Help us win – VOTE HERE today!
You’ve find Healdsburg Jazz listed in the second category, Non-Profit. Other categories include General Business, Women-Owned, and Hospitality. Winners will be announced on Friday, July 13, at the Business of the Year Awards, with Leslie Sbrocco, to be held at Villa Chanticleer from 6 – 10 p.m. Tickets of $50 will include a barbecue dinner by Chef Ken Rochioli, beer and wine and a whole lot of Healdsburg fun!
Don’t wait – go here to vote for Healdsburg Jazz, and your other favorite local business in the Chamber of Commerce’s onging poll! Deadline is July 10…
Coming to Healdsburg…
Wednesday Sept. 26, 7 p.m.
Paul Mahder Gallery
$30 online, or at the venue
Composer and pianist Harold López-Nussa is considered one of Cuba’s most acclaimed emerging musical stars. He is on tour from Cuba to promote his new release Un Día Cualquiera. This recording is a forceful statement with Harold leading his tight-knit Cuban band. More information…
Noam Lemish & Amos Hoffman Quartet
$25 online, or at the venue
The Amos Hoffman & Noam Lemish Quartet offers an inspired blend of jazz and Jewish folk melodies. Amos Hoffman is an internationally-renowned oud virtuoso and innovator; Noam Lemish is a multi-faceted, world-class pianist and composer. More information…
Merchandise for Sale
We now have our new all-cotton t-shirts, hats and canvas shopping bags for sale at the Jazz Village, and at each concert as well. T-shirts and hats are $20, only $15 for members; shopping bags are $15 and $10. Support Healdsburg Jazz and look good doing it!
Soon we’ll open an online shopping cart on this site for merchandise and perhaps even tickets. Watch for it…
Live Jazz in Healdsburg
Stay cool with Saturday night jazz in Hotel Healdsburg’s Fireplace Lounge, starting at 6:30 p.m. The Spirit Bar features some of the coolest players in the region performing an eclectic mix of jazz with diverse influences – Cuban, gypsy, blues, Brazilian, classic jazz standards and more. Plus small-plate menu from the Dry Creek Kitchen, full bar and no cover! Complete schedule 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.