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Healdsburg holds memorial for jazz great Charlie Haden

Charlie Haden Healdsburg Jazz, sponsor of the town’s annual jazz festival, will present a special tribute Oct. 12 in memory of famed bassist Charlie Haden at the SHED Cafe in Healdsburg. Haden, who was honored with a two-day celebration at the 2013 Healdsburg Jazz Festival, died July 11 [...]

By | September 16th, 2014|0 Comments

Healdsburg Jazz Festival line-up announced

The lineup for this summer’s Healdsburg Jazz Festival will include “Celebration of the Blues,” a two-day mini-festival May 31-June 1 at Santa Rosa's Jackson Theater. The festival within a festival will star blues harmonica virtuoso Charlie Musselwhite of Geyserville and jazz saxophonist Joshua Redman. The overall Healdsburg Jazz [...]

By | January 15th, 2014|0 Comments

Madrona Manor stages Sinatra salute

John DeMers, a Bay Area crooner who specializes in singing Frank Sinatra tunes, will perform Wednesday, Nov. 20, at “Come Fly With Me,” a fund-raising concert for the Healdsburg Jazz Festival. To be held at the Madrona Manor restaurant in Healdsburg, the evening will include a special dinner [...]

By | October 8th, 2013|0 Comments

Healdsburg Jazz Fest and Charlie Musselwhite launch online fundraising drive

Blues harmonica star Charlie Musselwhite of Geyserville teamed up this week with the Healdsburg Jazz Festival to launch an online fundraising campaign for next year’s event. Posted on the fundraising site Indiegogo, the Healdsburg Jazz Fall Fundraiser seeks donations from $10 to $2,500. “We need to continue raising [...]

By | September 26th, 2013|0 Comments

Artist, poet and jazz star Oliver Lake performs June 29 in Healdsburg

Healdsburg Jazz presents Oliver Lake, poet, painter and and musician, in two performances, and 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at the Healdsburg Center for the Arts. Lake will play flute and saxophone solos and recite his poetry. His artwork is part of the current exhibit at [...]

By | June 18th, 2013|0 Comments

New Freedom Jazz Choir performs in Santa Rosa

The new HJF (Healdsburg Jazz Festival) Freedom Jazz Choir, a chorus of more than 100 voices, led by jazz bassist Marcus Shelby and accompanied by his 17-piece orchestra, will perform Saturday, May 18, in Santa Rosa. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino [...]

By | May 14th, 2013|0 Comments

Healdsburg Jazz Festival announces summer lineup

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 [...]

By | March 27th, 2013|0 Comments

Healdsburg schedules ‘Jazz on the Menu’ for Feb. 7

Healdsburg mixes wine, food and music with the third annual Jazz on the Menu event, coming up Thursday, Feb. 7. Small jazz ensembles will entertain diners at a dozen different restaurants around town from 6 to 9 p.m. that evening. To participate in the event, a benefit for the Healdsburg [...]

By | January 14th, 2013|2 Comments

Healdsburg Jazz Festival line-up announced

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 [...]

By | January 11th, 2013|4 Comments

Healdsburg Jazz Festival wins $20,000 grant

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 [...]

By | November 27th, 2012|0 Comments