It’s coming – Nov. 27, Giving Tuesday. We counter the karma of Black Friday and Cyber Monday by making “Grow the Healdsburg Jazz Village” the theme for our Giving Tuesday campaign, and hope you’ll make a donation to Healdsburg Jazz to support it. From May 31 to June 9, 2019, we’ll have free events for everyone from kids to seniors in our diverse population, CD-signing sessions with our Festival artists, radio hosts spinning vinyl and of course, live music on the West Plaza Stage from local and visiting musicians. More about Healdsburg Jazz Village here.
Become a Member of Healdsburg Jazz, and join us at the free annual Members Party, coming up Sunday, Dec. 9. Catered food, local wines, live music from the Rob Sudduth Quintet – it’s our way of saying thanks to everyone in our membership family. Read more about the Members Party, and if you want to attend Join Now!
Helen Sung and “Sung With Words”
Helen Sung, piano; and Christie Dashiell, performing the poetry of Dana Gioia. With John Ellis, saxophone; Reuben Rogers, bass; Adam Cruz, drums.
Utilizing jazz and poetry as powerful catalysts to create new music, “Sung With Words” is Helen Sung’s first recording to feature all original music, consisting of vocal works with California State Poet Laureate Dana Gioia’s poems serving as lyrics, as well as instrumental compositions inspired by him. Read more about Helen Sung, and purchase tickets here.
Every Saturday Night…
Live Jazz at Hotel Healdsburg
Address: 25 Matheson St., Healdsburg
Phone: 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 Healdsburg Ave., opposite the Healdsburg Plaza.
NEW: The Spirit Bar now has a Happy Hour, 4 – 7 p.m., with a special menu and great drinks!
Here is a selection of coming performers; see the complete Saturday Spirit Bar lineup here.
Saturday, December 1
An Evening of Brazilian Jazz with the Berkeley Choro Ensemble. Modern versions of instrumental roots music from Brazil, with lots of swinging improvisation. With Jane Lenoir (flute), Harvey Wainapel (clarinet), Ricardo Peixoto (7-string acoustic guitar), and Brian Rice (percussion).
Saturday, December 8
Rhonda Benin’s Jazzy and Bluesy Holiday favorites featuring tunes of Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers, original compositions and other special holiday songs. Benin’s voice communicates her unique combination of jazz, soul and blues. With Benin (vocals) Eamonn Flynn (piano), Robert Rhodes (drums), Eric Hunt (bass).
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.