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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 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 »

Healdsburg Jazz Festival announces 2012 lineup

This summer’s Healdsburg Jazz Festival will open June 1 with the Calvin Keyes Organ Quartet and close June 10 with Roy Haynes, Sheila Jordan and Vijay Iyer. For 10 days, the 14th annual celebration of authentic jazz will present stars of national stature at venues scattered around the Healdsburg area. Other newly announced artists include Kenny Burrell, Mal Sharpe, Freddy Cole, Orestes Vilato and Maria Marquez, and Michele Rosewoman with Andy Mckee and Billy Hart, said festival founder Jessica Felix.… Read More »