Jazz Up Your Weekend

There are an awful lot of festivals stacked up this weekend, including moe.down at Snow Ridge Ski Resort in Turin; WordXWord Festival in Pittsfield; and the Hudson Music Festival, the Basilica Music Festival and Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival, all in Hudson.

And if you’re a jazz fan, you can put together your own festival this weekend, but you’d better gas up before you head out ’cause there’s some driving involved.

Here are some of your A-list jazz destinations for the weekend:

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FRIDAY
STEFON HARRIS & BLACKOUT
The Belleayre Music Festival
at Belleayre Mountain, Highmount
8pm; $26

SATURDAY
THE PAT METHENY UNITY BAND (featuring with Chris Potter, Antonio Sanchez & Ben Williams)
The Belleayre Music Festival
at Belleayre Mountain, Highmount
8pm; $25, $36, $46, $56, $66 & $99

SUNDAY
ARMEN DONELIAN & MARC MOMMAAS with Joe Locke
Hudson Jazzworks
at The Hudson Opera House, Hudson
3pm; FREE

THE TIERNEY SUTTON BAND
Cooperstown Summer Music Festival
at the Otesaga Resort Hotel, Cooperstown
7:30pm; $25, students $15

JACK DeJOHNETTE’s 70th BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE
Featuring the Terri Lyne Carrington Quintet with Gerald Clayton, Nir Felder, Sheila Jordan, Greg Osby, Don Byron, Tim Ries, Matt Garrison, Jerome Harris, Garry Kvistad, Harvey Sorgen, Peter O’Brien, Tani Tabbal, Teri Roiger, John Menegon, Mike DeMicco
Jazzstock
at the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock
Dinner at 6pm; concert at 7:30; $55 dinner & concert; $30 concert only

Don’t forget: Sunday (August 12) is your last chance to catch “Ella” at Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany.

And if you’re a jazz fan who wants to treat your eyes as well as your ears, you might want to swing by the Good Purpose Gallery in Lee to check out, Paul Solovay’s “All That Jazz,” a dynamic photography exhibit of jazz musicians in concert. The opening reception takes place from 6-8pm on Saturday (August 11), and the exhibit will remain on view through Monday, September 17.

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