The 15th annual Healdsburg Jazz Festival will feature the vocal ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock, a two-day tribute to bassist Charlie Haden and the premiere of the Healdsburg Jazz Festival Freedom Jazz Choir. The festival, scheduled to run May 31 through June 9 at various venues in the Healdsburg area, also includes an exclusive appearance by the duo of saxophonist Charles Lloyd and pianist Jason Moran. Sweet Honey in the Rock, an a cappella group that combines African chanting,… Read More »
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This summer’s Healdsburg Jazz Festival includes a two-day tribute to jazz bassist Charlie Haden and other headliner performances by Charles Lloyd with Jason Moran, and the Fred Hersch Trio. The 15th annual festival will run from May 31 through June 9 at various indoor and outdoor venues around Healdsburg. On the first weekend, a two-day tribute June 1-2 will honor Charlie Haden with the 12-piece Liberation Music Orchestra featuring Carla Bley, Quartet West with Ravi Coltrane, plus Bill Frisell, Geri… Read More »
The National Endowment for the Arts announced today (Tuesday, Nov. 27) that it is awarding a $20,000 grant to next summer’s Healdsburg Jazz Festival. The grant will support a two-day tribute, June 1 and 2, to Southern California bassist, composer and bandleader Charlie Haden. More than 20 performers representing the various phases of Haden’s musical career, including the 12-piece Liberation Music Orchestra, will perform, said Jessica Felix, the festival’s founder and artistic director. “This is the largest grant we’ve ever… Read More »