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Promoting public interest and participation in the arts since 1961.

Archive of past events: 2004 through 2014


Fourth Annual Redwood Coast
Whale & Jazz Festival

March 30 - April 2, 2006

Redwood Coast Whale and Jazz Festival logo

Jazz Events:

Thursday, March 30th

Poetry & Jazz in Point Arena with Special Guest Poet Michael Warr.
Jazz Combo: Harrison Goldberg, Nelson Lunding & Chris Palmer.
6:30 doors open, 7:00 Music, 7:30 Poetry begins.
Admission $8 in advance, $10 at door (if available)

Friday, March 31st

Dinner & Jazz at St. Orres in Gualala
Times TBA. Susan Sutton, Keyboards & Steve Webber, Acoustic Bass

Saturday, April 1st

4th Annual Chowder Challenge & Tastings of Wines & Microbrews
New Orleans Jazz by Barnebey's Hot Four.
12 Noon to 3 PM: at Gualala Arts Center.
$20 for all tastings, additional tastes $1 each.
Jazz Concert is Free!

The Main Event Jazz Concert at Gualala Arts Center
Michael O'Neill Quintet featuring San Francisco's renowned jazz vocalist Kenny Washington & special guest Tommy Kesecker on vibes.
7:30 PM: (doors open 6:30, seating at 7:00 p.m.)
Admission $25 in advance, $30 at door (if available)

Sunday, April 2nd

Brunch & Jazz
11 AM - 1 PM; Location TBA.
Nelson Lunding, Piano & Gary Bluhm, Guitar

Sunset & Jazz at Oceansong Restaurant
6 - 9 PM
Djangled, a Gypsy Jazz Guitar Duo with Mark Harris and Troy Hanson.

Whale Events:

Saturday, April 1st

Whale Watching and Talks with experts at Point Arena Lighthouse.

The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information, or email

Serving the coastal communities of northern Sonoma & southern Mendocino Counties.