FEST: Jazz in the Valley @ Waryas Park This Weekend

August 12th, 2015, 11:00 am by Greg
Javon Jackson

Javon Jackson, saxman & artistic director of Jazz in the Valley

Photograph by Rudy Lu

The annual Jazz in the Valley festival returns to Waryas Park in Poughkeepsie on Sunday (August 16), and once again, the fest offers something for everyone.

Sponsored by TRANSART, the single-day festival features two stages, alternating music throughout the day. Gates open at 11am on Sunday; music at 12noon. Tickets are priced at $50 in advance; $60 at the gate.

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Here’s the complete schedule of bands for the 2015 Jazz in the Valley festival:

PAVILION STAGE
12:30pm: the Bottoms Up Dixieland Band
1:45pm: A Perfect Gift
2:45pm: The Poughkeepsie Jazz Project
3:45pm: The Dutchess Community College Jazz Band

MAIN STAGE
12noon: Steve Kroon
1:30pm: The Bill Charlap Trio
2:30pm: The Tia Fuller Quartet
3:30pm: 3’s Company (featuring Ron Carter, Javon Jackson & Billy Drummond)
4:30pm: The Arturo O’Farrill Octet

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING FESTIVALS FOR 2015:
New York State Food Festival @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany, 8/12/15, FREE
Upper Hudson Bluegrass Festival @ Ski Bowl Park, North Creek, 8/14-16/15
Pearlpalooza @ North Pearl Street, Albany, 9/12/15, FREE
Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival @ Jennings Landing, Albany, 9/12/15, FREE
Hispanic Heritage Celebration @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, 9/12/15, FREE
The Plaza at 50 Festival @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany, 9/16/15, FREE
FreshGrass @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, 9/18-20/15
American Music Festival for the Lake @ Wood Park, Lake George, 9/26-27/15
Bridge Jazz Festival @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall (Troy) and Massry Center for the Arts (Albany, 2/26&27/16