The 8th annual Hudson Valley Jazz Festival is set for Aug 17-20. It's broad reaching in its geography and style. From traditional to gypsy jazz, modern, be-bop, acoustic and funky electric.
More details from Hudson Valley Jazz Festival (www.hudsonvalleyjazzfest.org):
Featured show brings local artists Jeff Ciampa of Warwick and Pete Levin and Woodstock together with ex-Miles Davis and Return to Forever drummer Lenny White, saxophonist Alex Foster from Sat. Nite live and Ira Coleman, formerly with Tony Williams.
But the continued thrust of this series is to highlight the great many Hudson Valley local artists who's talent in many cases is on par with these marque name jazz musicians. Warwick, Newburgh, Nyack, Greenwood Lake, Chester, Goshen, Peekskill and SugarLoaf all participate.
Shows take place in an outdoor courtyard, B&B, cafes, clubs, restaurants, community centers, organic farms, art workshop spaces and housing development performance rooms.
Most shows are free, those with a fee are modestly priced.
Here is the schedule of artists as of this writing:
Thursday Aug. 17 7 PM
The Hudson Valley Jazz Ensemble, with John Arbo, Bob Rosen, Lydia Pidlusky, Mark Minchello, Gabe Valle, Steve Rubin 7- 10 PM The Village Courtyard Music Series Presented by Donahue & Associates, PC and Hosted by Grappa Ristorante & The Hudson Valley Jazz Festival
22 Railroad Ave. Warwick, NY
Pennings Farm & Market, Rt. 94 & Warwick Tpk. Warwick. 8 PM
Artist to be announced
Friday Aug. 18
It Had To Be You , Gypsy Jazz Band 5 PM
Presented by MILKWEED, 2&3 Romer’s Ally, Sugar Loaf, NY- suggested donation.
Robert Kopec and “Hang ’em High”
The Green Onion, Chester NY, 8 PM $5
Ray Blue Quartet, 8-10:30 p.m. $15
The BeanRunner Café
201 S. Division St. Peekskill, NY
Rob Scheps Core-tet 7 PM
Maureen’s Jazz Cellar
2 N Broadway, Nyack, NY 10960
Saturday Aug. 19
The Bill Pernice Group with Cameron Brown and Tony Jefferson 11 am to 2 PM
Blooming Hill Farm 1251 NY 208 Blooming Grove NY
The Tuscan Cafe, South St. Warwick
Presented by The Warwick Wine Garden & Piano Bar, 22 McEwen St. Warwick
Presented by The Village of Greenwood Lake
At the Lake, Thomas Morahan Park 5-15 Windermere Ave. Greenwood Lake, NY
The Warwick Valley Community Center
11 Hamilton Ave. Warwick NY ( life fare food available by Healthy Thymes Market)
Made possible by The Warwick Valley Community Center, Healthy Thymes Market, Vernon, NJ, The Hudson Valley Jazz Festival, Seely Durland Ins., Vastu. & Heliosoul.org
The BeanRunner Cafe
Sunday Aug. 20
The Iron Forge Inn noon- 3 38 Iron Forge Road, Warwick 845-986-3411
Barry Scheinfeld, guitar, Lew Scott, bass, Mike Cervone, drums, Larry Ravdin, saxophone
Dancing Cat Saloon, 2037 Route 17 B, Bethel NY
Featuring Alexis Cole vocals, Russ Kassoff, piano, Frank Tate – Bass,,Tony Tedesco – Drums
12 Cropsey St. Warwick NY
with Neil Alexander, Joe Gill and Ian Carroll
BeanRunner Cafe, Peekskill
159 Main St. Goshen, NY 8 PM