PODCAST. From KHMB’s Coastal Windage live talk show on Friday, April 29th, 2022 at 9:00am (on live every Friday at 9:00am!)
Topics for 4/29/22: Water crisis; Crime reporting; “Shooting the Breeze” live interview with Colleen Henney of the Half Moon Bay Wine and Jazz Fest
1st Half Moon Bay Wine & Jazz Festival ~ 50 California Wineries and a Jazz-Lovers Paradise Honoring Local Jazz Legend Bobby Hutcherson
Sun. May 15th @ 12:00pm – 4:00pm
The Half Moon Bay Downtown Association is pleased to bring you the inaugural Half Moon Bay Wine & Jazz Festival, featuring California wineries, nationally-known jazz artists, and local eats – all on Half Moon Bay’s charming and historic Main Street – an amazing destination on its own!
Come join us for this fun event!
Attendees will receive a commemorative wine glass and tasting tickets which can be redeemed for tastings from the wineries (we’re expecting to feature 50 California wineries).
Beer and food will also be available to purchase at the event.
HONORING BOBBY HUTCHERSON
Jazz great Bobby Hutcherson called the Half Moon Bay Coastside home for over 40 years.
This inaugural Wine & Jazz Festival honors his legacy and memory with a musical tribute.
We’re also pledging up to $35,000 in scholarships and grants in Bobby’s name for the benefit of local arts programs and students.
A JAZZ-LOVERS PARADISE
In Downtown Half Moon Bay, we love jazz. Just 40 minutes from San Francisco, we have access to world-class jazz musicians, and we’re bringing a few of these acts Downtown!
JazzTimes called Paula West “the finest jazz-cabaret singer around,” and we have to agree. Ms West is known for her powerful contralto voice and for her nuanced interpretations of an eclectic selection of songs ranging from jazz standards to rock and folk classics.
MARCUS SHELBY QUINTET
Bassist, composer, and educator Marcus Shelby needs no introduction for Bay Area jazz fans. Currently, Shelby is the Artistic Director of Healdsburg Jazz and an artist in residence with the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival. We’re thrilled to have Mr. Shelby bringing his Quintet to Downtown Half Moon Bay.
TRIBUTE TO BOBBY HUTCHERSON
Bobby Hutcherson, widely regarded as the greatest jazz vibraphone player of all time, was a long-time resident of Montara, and this year’s festival is dedicated to his legacy. The talented group of musicians bringing Mr. Hutcherson’s music to Half Moon Bay include:
- Joe Gilman (Piano)
- Erik Von Buchau (Vibraphone)
- Jacam Manricks (Saxophone)
- Aaron Smith (Trumpet)
- Kerry Kashiwagi (Bass)
- Barry Hutcherson (Drums)
UPGRADE TO A VIP EXPERIENCE
The VIP lounge experience at It’s Italia’s beautiful Italian Villa-style restaurant & fireplace courtyard includes a curated, highly selective sparkling wine tasting paired with exquisite appetizers, including seafood, cured meats, roasted vegetables, freshly baked flatbreads and focaccia, and other delicious artisanal faire from the California coastside, as well as fresh, locally- grown cheeses and produce.
On the villa-style courtyard, there are fireplaces, fresh air and lounge furniture on which to rest, relax and chat with friends. It’s Italia will also host Italian sparkling waters, espresso, sweets and access to the no-host bar for cocktails and spirits.
Bring your best friends and make the Half Moon Bay Wine & Jazz Festival a luxurious, day-long outing. VIP guests will enjoy early access to the lounge and restaurant restrooms before the main event starts, and may come & go throughout the event until 4:00pm, which makes for a truly luxurious addition to an already-fabulous Half Moon Bay Wine & Jazz Festival experience.
VIP ticket price of $225 includes general admission to the main event.
OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS
The Half Moon Bay Wine & Jazz Festival is made possible by the generous support of our community partners.
The Half Moon Bay Downtown Association was started with the purpose of creating more awareness to the Main Street area of the Half Moon Bay Coastside through events, marketing, PR and advertising. We believe we’re better together and supporting efforts towards community gatherings while boosting economic development downtown is our mission. We’re a team of volunteers made up of Main Street business owners and we’re passionate about creating a more lively and fun downtown Half Moon Bay for locals and visitors to our area.
The Downtown Association is 503(3)(c) non-profit with a board of directors made up of downtown business-people and local community members. Currently the board consists of:
- Kevin Henney – Chair
Kevin Henney Gallery
- Colleen Henney – Secretary
Jupiter & Main
- Elizabeth Benney
Half Moon Bay Wine & Cheese
- Betsy del Fierro
- Sheila Edwards-May
- Kristina Gates
Vessel Vintage & Thrift
- Harpo Marx
- David Oliphant
Ocean Blue Real Estate
- Rachel Ortolan
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