Visit the 2018 Jazz Village

West Plaza Park, Healdsburg

Hours: Monday – Friday (June 1, 4-8) 2 – 6 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays (June 2, 3, 9 & 10) Noon – 6 p.m.

Throughout 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, meet fellow fans and musicians, hear jazz poetry and music from local talent, even experience jazz “virtual reality,” courtesy of the Healdsburg Public Library.

Festival Tickets & Merchandise Kiosk
Festival Musician CD Sales and Signing
Live Music by Local Jazz Musicians
Jazz Poetry and Haiku – Healdsburg Literary Guild
Interactive Arts Area for All Ages – Healdsburg Center for the Arts
• Jazz Virtual Reality Experience – Healdsburg Library
• Listening Sessions with Jazz Historians

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It’s at the city’s new West Plaza Park, behind the Bear Republic along Foss Creek. More information coming soon, including details about the Festival’s planned opening ceremony.

We’ll also have our new hats, t-shirts and shopping bags for sale, as we will at every concert during the ten days of the Healdsburg Jazz Festival.

What to look for at the Jazz Village…

Healdsburg Jazz Festival Booth
Information table about the Healdsburg Jazz Festival. 

  • Tickets for sale to all upcoming Festival concerts
  • 20th Anniversary t-shirts & hats, and “classic” merchandise for sale
  • Healdsburg Jazz organization membership information
  • Information about our Music Education Programs and other community outreach
  • Concierge service to help with dinner reservations

Festival Musicians’ Booth
Musicians at the Jazz Village to sell & sign their CDs (Schedule subject to change)

  • Saturday, June 2      
    • 12:00 pm –      1:00 pm       Fred Hersch & Anat Cohen
    • 1:30 pm –        2:30 pm          Charles Lloyd & Bill Frisell
  • Sunday, June 3      
    • 12:00 pm         1:00 pm          Romero Lubambo & Nilson Matta from Trio da Paz
    •  1:00 pm –        2:00 pm          Claudia Villela
  • Saturday, June 9    
    • 12:00 pm –      200 pm          George Cables, Azar Lawrence, Bobby Watson and Chico Freeman

Pocket Stage

During the week, we feature recorded jazz music, with occasional hosts playing their favorites.
On Saturdays & Sundays, the Jazz Village features Sonoma County professional jazz musicians., and
one featured performer will host a one-hour jazz jam session.  Musicians of all ages are welcome to sit in with the band. (Schedule subject to change)

  • Saturday, June 2
    • 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm      Don Olivet Quartet with Greg Hester
  • Sunday, June 3
    • 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm      Greg Hester Quartet with Gary Johnson
    • 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm      Greg Hester hosts Jam Session #1
  • Monday, June 4
    • 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm      Doug Jayne plays “Essential Jazz Recordings”
  • Tuesday, June 5
    • 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm      Radio Raoul “Jazz from the Left”…classic cool and West Coast jazz
  • Saturday, June 9
    • 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm      Ian Scherer Quartet featuring vocalist Stella Heath
    • 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm      Ian Scherer hosts Jam Session #2
  • †Sunday, June 10
    • 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm      Black Sheep Brass Band

Healdsburg Center for the Arts Interactive Art Project 
HCA is creating an interactive arts project to celebrate the 20th year of the Healdsburg Arts Festival.  All ages are invited to join in this blending of physical art with jazz music.  Individual artists will be present on different days to host the project, and share their views using music in art. Weekdays 3 – 5 p.m., weekend days 2 – 6 p.m.

Healdsburg Library Virtual Reality Jazz Experience
The Healdsburg Library brings its Oculus Virtual Reality experience to the Jazz Village.  They will show different jazz concert clips, and other Virtual Reality highlights. (Schedule subject to change)

  • Friday, June 1 
    • 2 pm – 4 pm
  • Tuesday, June 5 
    • 2 pm – 4 pm
  • Wednesday, June 6 
    • 2 pm – 4 pm
  • Thursday, June 7
    • 2 pm – 4 pm

Jazz Village Lounge
There is an open lawn in the Jazz Village to come and picnic daily, during Jazz Village hours.  We will have water for sale during the week, and a Beer & Wine Garden open on Saturdays and Sundays. 

Food and Beverage
The Bear Republic Brewpub, right across the sidewalk, is donating 25% of their food sales to help fund the Jazz Village.  Please make sure your server or order taker knows that you are with the Jazz Village.

They will have a grill outside selling burgers, hotdogs and chips on Saturdays & Sundays.  On every day of the Jazz Village, they will also take to-go orders, either at the hostess station or by phone (707-433-2337) for pickup inside. Please bring a picnic or order food from the Bear.