Wine & Jazz

On the third Sunday of every month from 3-5 pm


(If the 1st of the month falls on a Sunday, this program will actually fall on the fourth Sunday of the month.

Please refer below for exact dates.)

Wine & Jazz is a monthly performance series highlighting some of the best jazz performers Humboldt County has to offer. After every performance, audience members are invited to bring their instrument and take part in a jam session with the band. Wine is available for sale, and tickets are included with regular museum admission: $5 for adults, $2 for students/seniors/military, and FREE for museum members, children under 18, and families with an EBT card.


Upcoming Performances

Sunday, October 20th, 3-5 pm

The Greenhorns

The Greenhorns use the brass band tradition of New Orleans as a point of departure for exploring a wide variety of music of other cultures.  Treatments of Duke Ellington, the music of South Africa, Brazil and Portugal as well as the Beach Boys are mixed with original music from sousaphonist Gregg Moore into an eclectic program of brass band music, rare to hear on the North Coast.  After founding the influential street ensemble, Available Jelly, in Amsterdam in the 1970’s, together with other Humboldt County musicians, Gregg Moore has been credited with establishing a vibrant street band culture in Portugal through workshops and performances with the group Os Macacos das Ruas de Evora.  Now he’s assembled an all-star cast of Humboldt wind and percussion players for a romp through some of that material. 


Clarinetist Matt Wardynski is the newest rising star in HumCo Jazz, while tenor saxophonist Russ Thallheimer is well established.  Humboldt County’s musical Swiss Army knife, Randy Carrico will be joining on trumpet and soprano sax, with Jill Petricca on alto saxophone.  Percussionist Seth Mattingly, a rising star in the acclaimed HSU Percussion Program, rounds out the ensemble.

Gregg Moore photo by Eva York

Gregg Moore photo by Eva York

Sunday, November 17th, 3-5 pm

Dan Aldag

Sunday, December 22nd, 3-5 pm

Nice n’ Easy