Welcome to year 9! We’ve got a fundraiser show on Sunday May 6th at 3 PM featuring the best of the jazz artists in the valley.  Suggested $20 donation at The Warwick Center for The Performing Arts.

We’ve also got a GoFundMe campaign going if you’re so inclined.  Click me. For this year, a percentage of what we take in will also be donated to The Jazz Foundation of America.

How does the festival work?    We’re different.  The Hudson Valley Jazz Festival is not a single stage event. We’re happening in cafes, libraries, restaurants, town parks, clubs, community centers, theaters and even an organic farm.

How do I get considered to perform?

We’re focused primarily on Hudson Valley area artists.  For many of the shows the presenting venue or a group of sponsors hires who performs, with guidance from us. Your work is probably terrific and deserving of recognition.  We look forward to the time when we have the kind of funding and staging to include all the amazing jazz artists.  But for now, just about every show is led by a Hudson Valley  area resident.  Oh yep, they can hire who they want for their bands.  Yes we’ve had some “name recognizable” musicians perform in the past.  That’s our way of helping raise the profile of the valley’s deep resource of jazz talent.

Live in the Hudson Valley?   We can work together to bring you, and a new venue / sponsor into the festival.  Write us.

We’d like to hear from you and thanks for all you do to keep interest in jazz alive.

No one draws salary or makes subjective choices on talent or who’s deserving. We honor the venues that regularly present live music and the bands that help keep this alive and well. It would be great to have additional sponsoring venues, different musicians and styles for each new season. We welcome the input and participation of anyone toward helping achieve this goal. Thank you.