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14th Annual Sonoma Mendocino Coast Whale & Jazz Festival

Presented by Gualala Arts at Gualala Arts Center, Gualala CA

Apr 03 2017
May 21 2017
14th Annual Sonoma Mendocino Coast Whale & Jazz Festival

This highly regarded festival captures inspired, original jazz art work, whale education, jazz films, poetry and jazz, an annual Chowder Challenge and tasting and live music in atmospheric and beautiful settings from Jenner to Point Arena.

2017 Festival Schedule

Check with venues for pricing details

Monday, April 3, 7 pm, Arena Theater, Jazz Film

The Amazing Nina Simone (USA, 2015)

A documentary by Jeff Lieberman

Skype with the director following the screening hosted by Fred Adler, Festival Music Coordinator

Arena Theater Film Club and Arena Theater Association members free, guests $10.

Friday, April 7, St. Orres & Jazz, seatings at 6 pm and 8 pm.

Susan Sutton keyboard, Joel Kruzic guitar

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Check with venues for pricing details. Many events are free, some require a cover charge. Gualala Arts 14th Annual Chowder Challenge features Barnebey’s Hot Four New Orleans style jazz. Concert is free, Chowder tasting is $20. At Coleman Hall, Gualala Arts Center, April 29, 11:30 am to 2:30 pm.

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We are honored by your attendance, as the Festival’s life force is dependent upon spirited support and appreciation. We love and welcome your interest and participation!

Fred Adler, Festival Music Coordinator
Sonoma ~ Mendocino Coast Whale & Jazz Festival Committee:
David “Sus” Susalla, Fred Adler, and Angel Jan Harris

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Gualala Arts Center

46501 Old State Highway, Gualala, CA 95445



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