This year's feature show, is The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra of NYC's famed Village Vanguard. This 17 piece jazz ensemble, formerly The Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra has been a fixture on Monday nights for decades at this landmark jazz club. This year, The Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center , a leading performance space in the valley will present them on Saturday Aug. 16 at 8 PM. Another highlight will be "Women in Jazz of The Hudson Valley"on Sunday Aug 17.
The Falcon in Marlboro presents Adam Nussbaum and Steve Swallow, The BeanRunner in Peekskill , Shunzo Ohno, and sponsoring venues in Warwick will present shows. ( See complete schedule at www.hudsonvalleyjazzfest.org).
Different environments and music styles from big bands to trios, quartets, traditional, modern, world music and fusion taking place in cafes, theaters, restaurants, parks, a village green, a community center ,a tattoo parlor and billiard hall.
Many of the shows are free, and the others very modestly priced.
This festival shows are conveniently located near wonderful towns, shops , B&B's, and restaurants . See www.hudsonvalleyjazzfest.org for complete details, write them at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call directly (917) 903-4380.