Meet the Vintners

Wine Club June sampler

With jazz piano from Susan Sutton

When: Saturday Afternoon, June 7
Where: Erickson Fine Art Gallery, 324 Healdsburg Ave.
Time: 4 – 6:00 pm  Free. Sponsored by

Meet the owners and winemakers of Tympany Wines, Lynda and Louis Jordan. Their cabernet is one of the four bottles included in the June Wine Club Sampler.  Stop by and taste the exceptional wine, listen to cool jazz piano by Susan Sutton and check out the paintings and more in this gallery right next door to the historic  old bank on Healdsburg Ave.

Benny Barth Trio

Benny Barth

When: Saturday Afternoon, June 7
Where: Seasons of the Vineyard, 113 Plaza St., Healdsburg
Time: 4 – 6:00 pm
No cover,  Ferrari-Carano Winery

At 85 years old, Benny Barth is jazz history personified. He’s played drums behind Duke Ellington, Ben Webster, Wes Montgomery and on and on. He played the at first Monterey Jazz Festival in 1958 with his band the Mastersounds, and at the 50th one in 2007 with the Benny Barth Trio, featuring Randy Vincent on guitar and Chris Amberger on bass. This same trio will be a treat for Healdsburg Jazz Festival goers the afternoon of June 7. Watch them live, sample the wines, shop for merch and love the vibe of Healdsburg Jazz.

Lorca Hart Trio

Lorca HartWhen: Saturday, June 7, 9 – Midnight
Where: Hotel Healdsburg Lobby, 25 Matheson St., Healdsburg
No cover, Winery sponsor Chalk Hill Winery

There are always surprises at the Healdsburg Jazz Festival, and one place you are almost guaranteed to find some is the Hotel Healdsburg. That’s where the musicians come to hang out after their gigs are done, and they often sit in with the band. And when the band is led by drummer Lorca Hart, anything is possible. Ben Stolorow and Sam Bevan  round out the trio, on piano and bass respectively.

Lorca is the son of one of jazz’s real drum legends, Billy Hart. Since he’s been hired by musicians ranging from Hugh Masakela to Julian Lage to Red Holloway, you can consider this Hart well seasoned. Come over to the Lobby and see for yourself.