Wine & Jazz

Every third Sunday of the month from 3 to 5 pm


Wine and Jazz features a performance by a different local jazz group each month, followed by an open jazz session. Sit back, enjoy a glass of wine while listening to great local jazz.

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FREE with Museum Admission

January 18, 2015

Eureka Brass Band

Humboldt County’s premiere Big Band. A 16 piece Big Band that provides listeners with that “Forties-Era” Big Band sound. Playing Big Band, Swing, Blues, Latin, Jazz and Dixie for over 35 years.

February 22, 2015


Dogbone is a category-defying amalgam of influences, improvisation, and originality. Dogbone calls it "Feral Jazz." John King, a sculptor, artist, surfer, and guitarist, originally from Los Angeles, writes the tunes – all on the guitar he built. His unmistakable style – caught somewhere in the sands between Malibu and Tel Aviv – puts a trademark stamp on all of Dogbone's music. The band's rhythm section consists of Tim Claasen on bass and Jonathan Claasen on drums. The "Brothers Claasen" are native sons of Humboldt and longtime professionals in the varied music scene behind the Redwood Curtain. Gregg Moore, son of local jazz great, Jerry Moore, puts the "bone" in "Dogbone" with his inimitable trombone stylings and vocal sound effects. Gregg has been an avid student of brass band music for decades, traveling the world to learn and teach about this artform. He recently picked up a graduate degree at Harvard University to go along with his already long list of musical accomplishments and activism. Eliot Claasen, trumpet, is a student of French atBoğaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey,and Dogbone's newest member. He provides a little something for the young ladies, and occasionally speaks French. These players come together in a glorious mash-up that creates the unique sound and experience that is Dogbone.

March 22, 2015

RLA Trio

RLA is a collection of three of the top jazz players in the area: Tim Randles on piano, Mike LaBolle on drums and Bobby Amirkhan on bass.They will be joining forces with Natural Horn Killers,three of Humboldt's hottest horn players. On trumpet is Don Hammerstedt, an L.A. studio musician that in the early 90's played in No Doubt! On sax is Russ Thallheimer, a past student at the Berkley School of Music, and on trombone is Brian White, possibly the best on his instrument in the area.