.Healdsburg Jazz Festival Announces 2017 Lineup

For nearly two decades, artistic director Jessica Felix and the folks behind the Healdsburg Jazz Festival have hosted world-class musicians from across the globe in unique and diverse programs of music that showcases the breadth of jazz.
2017 looks to continue that tradition. The festival–which takes over the town June 2 through 11–has announced an early lineup of top tier artists. Headliners include acclaimed guitarist Dave Stryker, celebrated saxophonist Joe Lovano, Latin jazz masters Pacific Mambo Orchestra, and the esteemed Heath Brothers band. A full list is below.
Healdsburg also hosts Jazz on the Menu on Thursday, February 23, featuring nine restaurants offering a musical dining experience to benefit Healdsburg Jazz Music Education Programs. After dinner, an after party keeps the good times going at Costeaux French Bakery and Café.

June 2, Friday, Paul Mahder Gallery – Two Shows, 7 pm and 9 pm
Dave Stryker Quartet with guest Bob Mintzer – “Eight Track” – Reimagining of classic pop tunes from the ‘70s
June 3, Saturday, Jackson Theater – Double Bill -7 pm
Heath Brothers with Jimmy and Tootie Heath and Jeb Patton and David Wong; and
Bobby Hutcherson Tribute band with Renee Rosnes, Ray Drummond, Victor Lewis and Steve Nelson
June 4, Sunday – Jackson Theater – 7 pm
Pacific Mambo Orchestra 20 Piece Big Band – Dance Lessons with Santa Rosa Salsa
June 5, Monday, Dry Creek Kitchen – 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Ricardo Peixoto Trio with Peter Barshay and Kendrick Freeman. Brazilian Jazz
June 6, Tuesday, Healdsburg Plaza – 6 – 8 pm
Carlitos Medrano & Sabor De Mi Cuba, free concert in the Plaza

June 7, Wednesday – Spoonbar, Wednesday – Two Dinner Shows 6 pm and 8 pm
John Santos Quartet with guest spoken word artist Rico Pabón – The members of the Quartet are: Saul Sierra, Marco Diaz, David Flores, John Santos
June 8, Thursday, Healdsburg SHED –   Two shows (TBA)
John Abercrombie Organ Trio with Jared Gold and Adam Nussbaum
June 9, Friday, Raven Theater – 7:30 pm
Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers – “Lady Sings the Blues”. Opening the concert the winner of the Student Jazz Combo Competition
June 10, Saturday, Raven Theater – 7:30 pm
Joe Lovano Quartet with special guests TBA
June 10, Saturday, Hotel Healdsburg – 8:30 to 11:30 pm
Harvey Wainapel Quartet with Adam Schulman, Peter Barshay, and Sylvia Cuenca
June 11, Sunday, Raven Theater – 1 to 3 pm
The Django All Stars, direct from France
June 11, Sunday, Raven Theater – 7 pm
History of Traditional New Orleans Music:
Henry Butler Solo Piano and Vocals, and the Russian River Ramblers

Charlie Swanson
Charlie Swanson is a North Bay native and an arts and music writer and editor who has covered the local scene since 2014.
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