20th Annual Healdsburg Jazz Festival
Now in its 20th year, Healdsburg Jazz enjoys a national reputation for artistic excellence, hosting internationally acclaimed jazz musicians, showcasing the area’s foremost jazz performers and nurturing new talent.
Local guitarist Julian Lage and the genre-spanning Bill Frisell will open the 2018 Healdsburg Jazz Festival at the SHED in Healdsburg on Friday, June 1, to kick off 10 days of great jazz for the festival's 20th Anniversary.
Other artists on the first weekend include the Fred Hersch Trio and Trio da Paz, with guests Anat Cohen and Claudia Villela, saxophonist and flutist Charles Lloyd performing with Zakir Hussain, Gerald Clayton, Eric Harland, and others. John Santos, Adam Theis, the Marc Cary Trio, the George Cables Trio, and many more will play during the week. The second weekend includes a special “Celebrating Geri Allen” with Ravi Coltrane, Dave Holland and Terri Lyne Carrington, and the Festival All-Stars with Bobby Watson, David Weiss, Billy Hart, and guest Chico Freeman - plus the festival's traditional finale, “A Night in New Orleans.”