.March 30: Babatunde Lea at the Healdsburg Center for the Arts


To some, jazz might seem a restless type of music that never stays put. As a genre, that’s true—because this uniquely American art form has grown and developed since the 1900’s and is only getting better. At this week’s benefit for the Healdsburg Jazz Festival, percussionist Babatunde Lea performs with a group that includes Santa Rosa native Adam Theis. Lea’s harmonic melodies vibrate through the air, bouncing right to the crowd, providing a unique rhythm that’s art for the ears. Theis provides forward-thinking approaches to the horn, and together they create a colorful and vivid kind of music that’s nothing like what’s on the radio. Step into the future on Friday, March 30, at the Healdsburg Center for the Arts. 130 Plaza St., Healdsburg. Two shows, 7:30pm and 9pm. $25. 707.431.1970.


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