Hard to believe, but only nine days are left until the start of the Healdsburg Jazz Festival on Friday, June 1.
Tickets are already sold out for one of the events, a show on Saturday, June 2 at Costeaux French Bakery. which one will be next?
The 14th annual festival runs through June 10.
Festival artistic director Jessica Felix will be on Rohnert Park's public radio KRCB-FM this Friday, May 25, from noon to 1p.m.
Some of the other shows are the R&B inflected Calvin Keys Organ Quartet, the piano mysteries of the Michele Rosewoman Trio or the solo and trio performances of "America's guitar laureate," Kenny Burrell.
The Festival Finale features the Vijay Iyer Trio, featuring Roy Haynes and Sheila Jordan on Sunday, June 10. It is an open air concert at
Vijay Iyer is American-born musician who draws upon a global repertoire of influences, rhythms and inspirations, all of which come together in his compositions and execution.
Traditional jazz trio roles are abandoned or exchanged; sometimes Vijay’s piano drives the rhythm, while the drummer supplies embellishment. The music doesn’t swing, it pulses, and it’s crazily buoyant.
Naturally Iyer's group will embrace the "Jazz Roy-alty" theme of the Finale. On stage will be Graham Haynes, a virtuoso cornetist and electronic music maven who’s been part of the New York experimental scene since the 1980s.
The drummer for the gig, Tyshawn Sorey, has a symphonic sweep to his playing that will undoubtedly mesh perfectly with Vijay’s eclectic musical ideas. Bassist Stephan Crump will supply the intuitive pulse that drives the Vijay Iyer Trio.
Members of the Healdsburg Jazz Festival get early admission to concerts, a free CD from the jazz-only label Motema, admission to our members-only annual party, and more.
If you become a patron, the benefits are even greater, including the chance to rub shoulders with the musicians in special events, best seats in the house and oth! er special treatment.