HV Jazz FestHudson Valley, N.Y. - The Hudson Valley Jazz Festival is taking place August 14-17. The jazz festival, founded in 2009, is designed to highlight local talent alongside name artists. Now in its fifth season and covered last year by The New York Times, and this summer, DownBeat Magazine, it's fast becoming a prime feature for the region.

Shows are being presented in several towns in the greater Hudson Valley. Concerts will take place in a theatre, park, restaurant, club, billiard room, tattoo and art studio, performance space, village green and community center.

The Vanguard Orchestra of NYC's famed Village Vanguard is this year's featured artist at The Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, in Sugar Loaf Sat. Aug. 16.New for this season is "Women in Jazz of The Hudson Valley".

For a complete festival schedule visit www.hudsonvalleyjazzfest.org or contact (917)903-4380.