Visit the Jazz Village West Plaza Park, Healdsburg (directions) Hours: Monday – Friday (June 1, 4-8) 2 – 6 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays (June 2, 3, 9 & 10) Noon – 6 p.m. Thoughout the 10-day Healdsburg Jazz Festival, attendees and passers-by are welcome to join us at the Jazz Village, new this year, to learn about upcoming concerts, meetRead More →

Dr. Michael White’s Original Liberty Jazz Band Seven-piece group direct from New Orleans, plus the Russian River Ramblers Sunday, June 10 7 p.m. (doors open 6) Raven Performing Arts Theater 115 North Street, Healdsburg Reserved Seating: $45 Gold Circle, $30 General Event Patrons Lee and Dave Stare New Orleans clarinetist Dr. Michael White frequently states that his mission is toRead More →

“Lift Every Voice and Sing” Marcus Shelby Big Band with Tiffany Austin and the Freedom Jazz Choir, plus special guests James Newton and Ruth Naomi Floyd Sunday, June 10, Noon Raven Performing Arts Center 115 North Street Reserved Seating: $45 Gold Circle, $30 General Event patron – Beth Berkson and Rob Das In the early 2000s, Marcus Shelby, already anRead More →

The Festival All-Stars Bobby Watson, Azar Lawrence, David Weiss, Billy Hart, Babatunde Lea and guest Chico Freeman With the George Cables Trio (first set) Saturday, June 9 7 p.m (doors open at 6) Raven Performing Arts Theater 115 North Street Reserved Seating: $75 Gold Circle, $45 General Event Patron Judy Voigt The band closing out the final Saturday of theRead More →

Jazz in the Afternoon Myron Cohen Quartet Saturday, June 9, 1 – 3 p.m. Breathless Wines 499 Moore Lane Drummer Myron Cohen and violinist-singer Sandi Poindexter bring a wealth of experience with them to the bandstand. But more importantly, they reach for the stars. This is no doubt in part to lessons they learned from playing with jazz heroes likeRead More →

Lorca Hart Trio with Josh Nelson and Edwin Livingston Friday, June 8, 9 – midnight Paul Mahder Gallery 222 Healdsburg Ave. Saturday, June 9, 9 – midnight Hotel Healdsburg Lobby 25 Matheson St. It is a blessing and a curse to be following in the footsteps of a legendary parent, but Lorca Hart handles the challenge with aplomb. He decidedRead More →

“Celebrating Geri Allen” with Ravi Coltrane, Dave Holland and Terri Lyne Carrington Friday, June 8 7 p.m. (doors open at 6) Raven Performing Arts Theater 115 North Street Reserved Seating: $75 gold circle, $45 general Event Patron – Pat and Frank Carrubba The mutual loyalty between the Healdsburg Jazz organization and certain musicians who perform here repeatedly is one ofRead More →

Marc Cary Trio Thursday, June 7 7 and 9 p.m. Paul Mahder Gallery 222 Healdsburg Ave. $35 (two shows) Event Sponsors – Sotheby’s Event Patron – Kathleen and Dennis Abbe Every successful organization needs a secret weapon, and that includes jazz festivals. At Healdsburg who would this be? Looking at the 20-year roster of performers, an obvious pick would theRead More →

Adam Theis with Cosa Nostra Strings Plus guest vocalist and spoken-word artist Emcee Infinite Wednesday, June 6 6 and 8 p.m. Spoonbar at H2H 219 Healdsburg Ave. $65 includes dinner and concert (two seatings) Event sponsor – Rodney Strong Vineyards What do you get when you throw together classical string players, a vocalist/spoken word/human beat box artist, a jazz trombonist,Read More →

John Santos Sextet “A Puerto Rico Mi Amor” Tuesday, June 5 6 – 8 p.m., free Healdsburg Plaza A million years ago in Africa, some human or proto-human started banging on an object in a repeating pattern – a rhythm – and from that sprang all the world’s music. In the modern world, going back at least a couple ofRead More →

Jazz & Wine Dinner Chris Amberger Trio with Randy Vincent and Frances Vanek Monday, June 4, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Dry Creek Kitchen 317 Healdsburg Ave. The Headsburg Jazz Festival brings jazz stars from around the country and sometimes the world, but it doesn’t neglect local talent. Many don’t realize it but the North Coast is crawling with expert jazzRead More →

Charles Lloyd and Friends 80th Year Celebration with Zakir Hussain, Eric Harland, Gerald Clayton, Harish Raghavan plus special guest Bill Frisell Sunday, June 3, 7 p.m. (doors open at 5:30) Jackson Theater 4400 Day School Place, Santa Rosa Reserved Seating $75, $55 and $45 Winery Sponsor – Arbor Bench Vineyards Event Patron – Nion McEvoy All jazz fans have theirRead More →

“The Art of the Trio” Trio da Paz with guests Anat Cohen and Claudia Villela and the Fred Hersch Trio Saturday, June 2, 7 p.m. (door open at 5:30) Jackson Theater 4400 Day School Place, Santa Rosa Reserved Seating $75, $55 and $45 Winery Sponsor – Arbor Bench Vineyards Event patron – Thomas Sparks Ever since the bossa nova beganRead More →

“The Art of the Trio” The Fred Hersch Trio and Trio da Paz Saturday, June 2, 7 p.m. (doors open at 5:30) Jackson Theater 4400 Day School Place, Santa Rosa Reserved Seating $75, $55 and $45 Winery Sponsor – Arbor Bench Vineyards Event patron – Thomas Sparks Any honest accounting of the Fred Hersch Trio must arrive at the factRead More →

Opening Night Bill Frisell-Julian Lage Duo Friday, June 1 7 and 9 p.m. Healdsburg SHED 25 North Street $75 SOLD OUT Event patrons Cindy Daniels and Doug Lipton It is fitting that the Healdsburg Jazz Festival 20th Anniversary edition is starting out with a duet of the two most creative guitarists in jazz. Julian Lage, of course, is no strangerRead More →