In what could be considered The Hudson Valley's community-raising fist-pump, the 2015 edition of the Hudson Valley Jazz Festival, scheduled for Aug. 26-27, will kick off its sixth festival season with two exciting fundraising performances featuring tantalizing and mesmerizing jazz for music lovers of all stripes.
On Sunday, April 19, there will be two shows - 2pm and 3:30pm. At press time, local talent readied in the wings, the buzz throughout the enlarged community growing as artists seek to add their names in promotion of this signal regional cultural event, the sixth-annual Hudson Valley Jazz Festival.
Founder and musician Steve Rubin looks to bring new faces and an expanded jazz definition including latin and hopes for a neoclassical link.
Started in 2010, the Hudson Valley Jazz Festival has gained national acclaim as a festival combining both area-wide talent with national and internationally celebrated artists including Dave Liebman, The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, saxophonist Bill Evans, Arturo O'Farrill, John Abercrombie and Bucky Pizarelli.
Expanding from its original, pared-down format, the festival has grown to include performances in various locations throughout the lower Hudson Valley as the desire for top-drawer musicians and concerts has grown. Centered in and around Warwick, New York, the Hudson Valley Jazz Festival has been recognized by such media kingpins as the New York Times and DownBeat Magazine.
Performances made possible by Leyland Alliance and Warwick Grove.