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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, which includes 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.

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 music & arts programs and students. To kick off the event, is the Bobby Hutcherson Tribute Band, featuring Barry Hutcherson on drums. Next, jazz great, Marcus Shelby and his quintet—currently, Shelby is the Artistic Director of Healdsburg Jazz and an artist in residence with the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival. Headlining the show is Paula West—JazzTimes called her “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.

For more information, and to purchase tickets, go to: