The Hudson Valley Jazz Festival is designed to primarily
feature jazz musicians from the greater Hudson Valley.
These past 7 years, musicians outside the valley also
Some with high name visibility such as Dave Liebman,
Wallace Roney, Lenny White, Buster Williams, The
Vanguard Jazz,Orchestra, Arturo O’Farrell, Bill Evans,
and Mark Egan,to name a few.
This has been our way of having the local community of
talent, deserving of recognition, share the spotlight
with these better known artists.
Almost every show and artist selected is made possible by
the presenting venue. Most of the venues presenting shows
select who will perform.
The festival does recommend artists. We've created a few
shows. Our main goal is to promote local jazz musicians
and shape programming to be inclusive and diverse.
No one draws salary or makes subjective choices on
talent or who's deserving.
We honor the venues that regularly present live music and
the bands that help keep this alive and well.
It would be great to have additional sponsoring venues,
different musicians and styles for each new season.
We welcome the input and participation of anyone
toward helping achieve this goal. Thank you.