Healdsburg Jazz Fest Gets $10,000 NEA Grant

$10,000 grant will help support an NEA Jazz Masters concert with Sheila Jordan and Roy Haynes


The Healdsburg Jazz Festival has received an NEA Jazz Masters Live grant of $10,000 to help support a June 10 concert honoring jazz masters Sheila Jordan and Roy Haynes.

The Healdsburg Jazz Festival is one of 12 not-for-profit organizations to receive a grant to support performance and educational activities featuring NEA Jazz Masters, recipients of the nation's highest honor in jazz.

The NEA Jazz Masters concert will be the grand finale of the 10-day 14th annual Healdsburg Jazz Festival, to run June 1 – 10.

NEA Jazz Masters Live is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and managed by Arts Midwest. The program celebrates these living legends and offers audiences the unique opportunity to engage with the Jazz Masters through such activities as performances, master classes, clinics, lectures, and short term residencies.

"There is no substitute for being in the presence of a great artist, and through the NEA Jazz Masters Live grants, the NEA is pleased to provide opportunities for Americans all across this country to have exactly that experience," said NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman.  "Twelve exceptional organizations will be our partners this year, and we are pleased to once again work with Arts Midwest in administering these grants."

On Sunday, June 10, a very special concert will be held in the beautiful outdoor theater at

 This afternoon triple bill will showcase NEA Jazz Master Shelia Jordan and NEA Jazz Master Roy Haynes.  The day will feature Mr. Haynes and members of his family, "the Roy-al Family of Jazz" with Mr. Haynes sons performing throughout the afternoon.

The concert opens with the exciting Vijay Iyer Trio and includes special guest Graham Haynes on trumpet. The Shelia Jordan Quartet, in a rare West Coast appearance, takes the stage next. T

The afternoon culminates with the super hot Roy Haynes Quartet featuring percussionist Craig Haynes. Ms. Jordan is a long time friend of the Haynes Family and this marks the first time that they will perform on the same concert.

The weekend celebration begins Saturday morning, June 9, with Shelia Jordan presenting her four-hour vocal master class "Getting Your Act Together."

On Saturday afternoon, there will be an open panel discussion, The Roy-al Family: Exploring the Haynes family's musical legacy.

Full lineup will be announced soon.
Visit www.healdsburgjazzfestival.org for updates


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