The 2018 Hudson Valley Jazz Festival is Thurs – Sun. Aug 9 – 12
Thursday Aug 9:
7 PM- Village of Warwick Concert Series Presents The NY Swing Exchange. on the Village Green, Railroad Ave, Warwick.
8PM- Karl Latham “Acoustic Unit”
Mulder Chapel at The Warwick Conference Center , Warwick
10 PM -Quave, with Michael Purcell at Eddie’s Road House , Warwick
Friday Aug 10
6 PM – Mike Antonelli & Friends
7 PM –Judi Silvano’s Zephyr Band Orange County Hops Walden
7 PM: Larry Newcomb and Steve Kaiser Duo at Bourbon St . Monroe
7 PM Chloe Borthwick, Glenmere Brewery, Florida
7 PM– Two Band Special Performance. The Hudson Valley Jazz Festival Presents “Beyond Jazz”
8 PM –The Gabriele Tranchina GroupWarwick Center for The Performing Arts 63 Wheeler
7 PM- Kristina Koller at The BeanRunner Cafe Peekskill
Saturday Aug. 11
1 PM– The Moffat Library Washingtonville, presents The Bill Pernice Group
5:00 PM– The Pine Island Chamber of Commerce presents The Rick Savage Group. at Pine Island Park, Kay Road, in case of rain will set up on the west side of Leonard’s barn with the stage under a tent facing the audience who can sit in the protection of the barn.
7 PM-The Village of Warwick Concert Series presents The Mobius Band starring Pete Levin Jeff Ciampa Lenny White Tony Levin Village Green, outdoor on Railroad Ave. Warwick .In the event of rain, will be held at The Warwick Reformed Church, Main St. near Grand.
8 PM- Doug Munro and La Pompe Attack. Peekskill
Sunday Aug 12:
12 noon – Mike Jackson Group The Iron Forge Inn Warwick
2PM- The Albert Wisner Library Presents The Eric Person Group
5 PM- Village Courtyard Music Series The Rave Tesar Trio 28 Railroad Ave. Warwick
7 PM – Persad/Kopec En Masse Limoncello. 159 Main St. Goshen
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The Hudson Valley Jazz Festival is designed to feature jazz musicians from the greater Hudson Valley. The past 9 years, artists outside the valley also participated. Some with high name visibility such as The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Dave Liebman, Wallace Roney, Arturo O’farrell, Lenny White, Buster Williams, saxophonist Bill Evans, Adam Nussbaum and Mark Egan to name a few. But the focus is the great local talent here in The Hudson Valley. Generally, the venues select who performs. Or they work with us to help t hem select a show. Each year the festival strives to produce it’s own show and programming. That formula is directly related to fundraising and monies available. Much of what we take it is spent promoting the series.
Our goal is to promote local jazz musicians and shape programming to be inclusive and diverse. It would be great to have additional sponsoring venues, musicians and styles for each new season. Often, participating venues will select who they prefer. Or musicians taking a proactive role will create a performance via a relationship they have with a venue or by finding sponsors to support a performance. We work with artists who take that initiative and help find a space to perform.
In the plans, though not yet realized include an education program and to incorporate other art modalities. If you’re a musician, feel free to add your info to our artist data-base. Interested in sponsorship or volunteering? Write us.
New for 2018, we’ll be donating a portion of what we raise to The Jazz Foundation of America. Thank you for yours.