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

The Season for Jazz: Coming events…

  • 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.

Poet Meets Pianist: A Concert for Healdsburg Jazz

Dana Gioia & Helen Sung,
an exclusive fundraising concert

Sunday, March 10, 4 – 6 p.m.
$250 per person, tax deductible
To purchase tickets, visit this page or go to Brown Paper Tickets

Helen Sung

Dana GioiaWord-Play: Poet Meets Pianist will feature revered local poet Dana Gioia, former chairman of the NEA and California Poet Laureate, performing in collaboration with renowned jazz pianist Helen Sung. The artists are donating their time and talents in support of Healdsburg Jazz, and the venue is the unique Geyserville home and sculpture gardens of the Voigt Family, well-known patrons of the arts. (See our earlier event, Sung With Words.) More information and tickets here.

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