The Healdsburg Jazz Festival has received a National Endowment for the Arts “Jazz Masters Live” grant of $10,000 to help support a concert on June 10, honoring jazz masters Sheila Jordan and Roy Haynes.
The festival is one of 12 not-for-profit organizations to receive a grant to support performance and educational activities featuring NEA Jazz Masters, recipients of the nation’s highest honor in jazz.
The NEA Jazz Masters concert will be the grand finale of the 10-day, 14th annual Healdsburg Jazz Festival, to run June 1-10 at Healdsburg area venues.
The June 10 concert will be held in the outdoor theater at Rodney Strong Vineyards.
The show will feature Haynes and members of his “Roy-al Family of Jazz” with his sons performing throughout the afternoon. The concert opens with the Vijay Iyer Trio and includes special guest Graham Haynes on trumpet.
The Sheila Jordan Quartet, in a rare West Coast appearance, takes the stage next. The afternoon ends with the Roy Haynes Quartet featuring percussionist Craig Haynes.
The weekend begins June 9, with Sheila Jordan presenting her four-hour vocal master class, “Getting Your Act Together,” followed by an open panel discussion, “The Roy-al Family: Exploring the Haynes Family’s Musical Legacy.
The full festival lineup will be announced soon. Visit healdsburgjazzfestival.org for updates.