Live Jazz at Hotel Healdsburg

hh-jazzrackcard_2016-2Address: 25 Matheson St., Healdsburg
707 431-7188 | Visit on the web

Every Saturday Night, 6:30 – 9:30
Hotel Healdsburg Lobby & Spirit Bar

Get back in the swing with live jazz in Hotel Healdsburg’s Fireplace Lobby Lounge. The series features some of the best players in the region performing an eclectic mix of jazz with diverse influences – Cuban, gypsy, blues, Brazilian, classic jazz standards and more.

There is no cover charge; drinks from the Spirit Bar and small plates from Dry Creek Kitchen are available. NEW: The Spirit Bar now has a Happy Hour, 4 – 7 p.m., with a special menu and great drinks!

More about the hotel and for reservations, call (707) 431-2800 or visit Hotel Healdsburg online.


Saturday, October 6
Trevor Kinsel Trio
with Neil Angelo Fontano and Sean Nelson
Piano, Acoustic Bass, Drums

Saturday, October 13
Robb Fisher Trio with Parker Grant and Ron Marabuto
Piano, Acoustic Bass, Drums

Saturday, October 20
Duo Violão plus 1
Rogerio Souza and Edinho Gerber with special guest Ami Molinelli
Guitar Duo with Percussion
Duo Violão is on a West Coast/Southwest tour from Rio de Janeiro, and will present a special evening of choro and samba featuring the compositions of Rogerio Souza, Baden Powell and Pixinguinha, with arrangements by Souza.

Saturday, October 27
Steve Rubardt Trio
with Chuck Sher and Marc Carmi Smith
Piano, Acoustic Bass and Drums

November and December, 2018

November 3  Lorca Hart Organ Trio – Songs and inspiration from organ and guitar masters.
Lorca Hart (Drums) with Brian Ho (organ) and Mike Scott (guitar)

November 10 CD release party Anne Sajdera celebrates the release of ‘New Year’ featuring two gifted horn players direct from the dynamic Prague jazz scene, performing Brazilian jazz and post-bop aka Herbie, Wayne & Kenny Kirkland. With Miroslav Hloucal (trumpet & flugelhorn), Jan Fečo (alto sax), Anne Sajdera (piano), Gary Brown (bass), Deszon Claiborne (drums)

November 17  The Stephanie Ozer Quartet with luscious and electric Brazilian jazz gems, familiar and new. With Stephanie Ozer (piano), Masha Campagne (vocals), Peter Barshay (bass) and Kendrick Freeman (drums.

November 24  Gypsy Jazz with the Gypsy Trio with Ian Scherer (guitar), Rick Fulkerson (guitar) and Trevor Kinsel (bass)

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), Brian Rice (percussion).

Rhonda Benin (photo by Walter Wagner)

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).

December 15  Parisian Jazz with Sono Musette – Music recaptures the moody, melancholic sound and spirit of mid twentieth-century Paris jazz. French chanteuse, musette accordion, gypsy-jazz guitar, upright bass, and drums combine to revive the enchanting songs of that era. Inspired by the great performers of that era, such as Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel, and Django Reinhardt, along with contemporary artists. With  Mimi Pirard (vocalist), Robert Lunceford (accordion and piano), Richard Andrews (drums), Jan Martinelli (acoustic bass), Isaac Vandeveer (guitar)

December 22 Bennett Friedman Quartet playing favorites from Dizzy, through Coltrane, Chick and Herbie Hancock.  With  Friedman (saxophone and flute), Randy Vincent on guitar, Jeff Denson on bass and Alan Hall on drums.

December 29  Batacha Latin Jazz Quartet, playing a variety of Latin jazz standards, with mix of traditional Cuban son. With  Joel Bennett (piano), Sebastian Link (bass), Hal Forman (trumpet), and Carlitos Madrano (percussion).

Individual musicians subject to last-minute changes.