This past August 17 -20 was the 8th year of The Hudson Valley Jazz Festival. Our proposed dates for 2018 are August 9 -12.
The Hudson Valley Jazz Festival is designed to primarily feature jazz musicians from the greater Hudson Valley. These past 8 years, musicians 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. The venues select who performs. At times, the festival recommends or produces a show. 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. In the plans, though not yet realized are 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.