The Hudson Valley Jazz Festival Swings Into GearThursday, August 17th to Sunday, August 20th
Broad reaching in it's geography and style. From traditional to gypsy jazz, modern, be-bop, acoustic and funky electric.
Featured show with guitarist Jeff Ciampa of Warwick and keyboardist, Pete Levin of Woodstock together with ex-Miles Davis and Return to Forever drummer Lenny White, saxophonist Alex Foster from Saturday Night live and Ira Coleman, formerly with Tony Williams on Saturday Aug 19, 8 PM at The Warwick Community Center.
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, Blooming Grove, 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.
The 2017, 8th Annual Hudson Valley Jazz Fest Schedule is
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
Pennings Farm & Market, Rt. 94 & Warwick Tpk. Warwick. 8 PM
The Stonehouse Jazz Project with Michael Hickey, Rave Tesar and Mickey Kopchak
Friday Aug. 18
It Had To Be You, Gypsy Jazz Band 5 PM
Presented by MILKWEED, 2&3 Romer's Ally, Sugar Loaf- suggested donation.
Robert Kopec and "Hang 'em High" 8 PM
with Eric Person, Jon Leonard, Neil Alexander & Dean Sharp .
The Green Onion, Chester $5
Ray Blue Quartet, 8-10:30 p.m. $15
The BeanRunner Cafι
201 S. Division St. Peekskill
Rob Scheps Core-tet 7 PM
Maureen's Jazz Cellar
2 N Broadway, Nyack
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
with Rick Savage, Eliot Zigmund, Joe Tranchina, JP Heston. 2 PM
The Tuscan Cafe, South St. Warwick .
Partly sponsored by Uncorked Wines, and Harvest Moon Nat Food, both of W. Milford NJ
The Stage Coach Inn, 268 Main St. Goshen, NY Presents The Billy Stein Trio 5 PM
Billy Stein guitar, Joe Giardullo saxophones, Pete Swanson bass
Laura and Jeff Wurster Jazz Duo 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Safe Harbors Ann Street Gallery 104 Ann Street Newburgh
The Brian Kasten Trio 7 PM
Presented by The Warwick Wine Garden & Piano Bar, 22 McEwen St. Warwick
The Gabriele Tranchina Group 7- 9:30 PM
with Willie Martinez, drums, Carlo DeRosa, bass, Eric Person, saxophone, Joe Vincent Tranchina, keyboards, Gabriele Tranchina, voice
Presented by The Village of Greenwood Lake
At the Lake, Thomas Morahan Park 5-15 Windermere Ave. Greenwood Lake
The Jeff Ciampa- Pete Levin Group with Lenny White, Alex Foster and Ira Coleman 8:15
The Warwick Valley Community Center
11 Hamilton Ave. Warwick ( 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
Richie Goods &Nuclear Fusion, 2 shows, 7-8:30 and 9:30-11:00 pm, $20
The BeanRunner Cafe, Peekskill
Sunday Aug. 20
The Dave Smith Group
with Dave Smith, keyboards, Mike Antonelli, saxophone, Mark Hagan, bass, Steve Rubin, drums.
The Iron Forge Inn noon- 3 38 Iron Forge Road, Warwick 845-986-3411 for reservations
#shineonTrio noon- 3
Barry Scheinfeld, guitar, Michael Purcell, keyboards, Mike Cervone, drums, Larry Ravdin, saxophone
Dancing Cat Saloon, 2037 Route 17 B, Bethel
Warwick Grove presents Russ Kassoff's tribute to Sinatra 4 PM
Featuring Alexis Cole vocals, Russ Kassoff, piano, Frank Tate Bass,, Tony Tedesco Drums
12 Cropsey St. Warwick
The Thunderhead Organ Trio 5-7 PM
with Neil Alexander, Joe Gill and Ian Carroll
BeanRunner Cafe, Peekskill
The Chris Persad Group 8 PM
Matt Vashlishan, Danny Walsh, Joe Tranchina, Robert Kopec, Scott Neuman, Antoinette Montague
159 Main St. Goshen
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