LIVE: Jazz in the Valley @ Waryas Park, 8/16/15

September 14th, 2015, 4:00 pm by Greg
Shamie Royston and Tia Fuller of the Tia Fuller Quartet

Sisters: Shamie Royston and Tia Fuller of the Tia Fuller Quartet

Review and photographs by Rudy Lu

The music was as hot as the weather was at the 15th annual Jazz in the Valley Festival held at Waryas Park along the banks of the Hudson River in Poughkeepsie.

The crowd was treated to myriad jazz styles throughout the day-long fest presented by TRANSART:

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The percussive Latin sounds of the Steve Kroon Sextet

The classic piano trio of Bill Charlap with Kenny Washington on drums and Peter Washington on bass…

The hard bop sounds of saxophonist Tia Fuller’s Quartet featuring her sister Shamie Royston on piano and brother-in-law Rudy Royston on drums, as well as Mimi Jones on bass…

The all-star trio 3’s Company featuring Javon Jackson on tenor saxophone, Billy Drummond on drums and the legendary Ron Carter on bass…

Arturo O’Farrill’s Cuban Jazz Octet debuting music from his new album, Cuba: The Conversation Continues

Arturo O'Farrill

Arturo O’Farrill

The Arturo O'Farrill Octet

The Arturo O’Farrill Octet

Bill Charlap

Bill Charlap

Billy Drummond

Billy Drummond

Craig Rivers of the Steve Kroon Sextet

Craig Rivers of the Steve Kroon Sextet

Diego Lopez of the Steve Kroon Sextet

Diego Lopez of the Steve Kroon Sextet

Igor Atalita of the Steve Kroon Sextet

Igor Atalita of the Steve Kroon Sextet

Javon Jackson of 3's Company

Javon Jackson of 3’s Company

Kenny Washington of the Bill Charlap Trio

Kenny Washington of the Bill Charlap Trio

Mimi Jones of the Tia Fuller Quartet

Mimi Jones of the Tia Fuller Quartet

Peter Washington of the Bill Charlap Tio

Peter Washington of the Bill Charlap Tio

Ron Carter of 3's Company

Ron Carter of 3’s Company

Rudy Royston of the Tia Fuller Quartet

Rudy Royston of the Tia Fuller Quartet

Steve Kroon

Steve Kroon

3's Company

3’s Company