A "sister festival" to the prestigious Jazz Aspen Snowmass Festival, Sonoma Jazz + is a three day celebration of world-class music, food and wine steeped in the relaxing ambiance of California wine country. Set against the backdrop and charm of historic Sonoma's central plaza, the pedestrian friendly festival features evening concerts in a spectacular 3,800 seat tent at the Field of Dreams, just two blocks from the town's plaza.
Stephanie Pugash and her late husband James Z. Pugash helped found the festival in 2005 and led the festival in its first four years both as founding benefactors and chairpersons. The Pugash family remains the major benefactor of SJ+ in 2009 and Stephanie Pugash serves as the Honorary Chair.
The inclusion of wine country's most celebrated chefs and vintners help to set Sonoma Jazz + apart from all other festivals in the US. It is truly an experience like no other!
Sonoma Jazz + is a 501c3 not for profit organization. Festival proceeds support SJ+ In-Schools programming.