FEST: Jazz in the Valley Festival in Poughkeepsie

August 14th, 2017, 10:00 am by Greg
Jimmy Cobb

The legendary Jimmy Cobb returns to Jazz in the Valley on Sunday

Photograph by Rudy Lu

Jazz in the Valley returns to Poughkeepsie for its 17th annual celebration of America’s Music from 12noon-6pm on Sunday (August 20) in Waryas Park by the Walkway Over the Hudson. Gates open at 11am.

The one-day jazz fest features an afternoon the spans musical approaches from straight-ahead jazz to more contemporary and international interpretations from New Orleans to Havana, including Delfeayo Marsalis, Javon Jackson, Cyrus Chestnut, Steve Nelson, the legendary Jimmy Cobb and more.

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All tickets are general admission, priced at $50 in advance; $60 at the gate. Students tickets will be available at the gate for $20.

In addition, there’s a second stage, where admission is FREE, featuring local musicians.

Here’s the line-up for the 2017 Jazz in the Valley Festival:

MAIN STAGE LINE-UP @ WARYAS PARK
(music begins at 12noon; ticket required)

JEFF “SIEGE” SIEGEL SEXTET: Jeff “Siege” Siegel (drums), Dylan Canterbury (trumpet/flugelhorn), Erica Lindsay (tenor saxophone), Francesca Tanksley (piano), Rich Syracuse (bass), Fred Berryhill (percussion)
CHRISTOPHER DEAN SULLIVAN ENSEMBLE: Christopher Dean Sullivan (bass), Mala Waldron (piano/vocals), Bobby Sanabria (drums), Steve Nelson (vibraphone)
ELIO VILLAFRANCA & THE JASS SYNCOPATORS: Elio Villafranca (piano), Greg Tardy (tenor saxophone), Bruce Harris (trumpet), Dion Parson (drums), Peter Slavov (bass), Miguelito Valdes (percussion)
SWING UNLIMITED: Delfeayo Marsalis (trombone), Cyrus Chestnut (piano), Javon Jackson (tenor saxophone), Jimmy Cobb (drums), David Williams (bass)
MONGO SANTAMRIA CENTENNIAL PROJECT: featuring Neil Clarke (percussion), Eddie Anderson (trumpet), Bryan Carrott (vibraphone), more

TORSONE MEMORIAL STAGE LINE-UP @ UPPER LANDING PARK
(music begins at 1pm; admission is FREE)

THE NEW GROOVE
POUGHKEEPSIE FUNK
THE DUTCHESS COMMUNITY COLLEGE ALUMNI JAZZ COMBO

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING 2017 FESTIVALS:
HUDSON SUMMERFEST @ Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Hudson, August 19
ALBANY RIVERFRONT JAZZ FESTIVAL @ Corning Preserve’s Jennings Landing, Albany, September 9, FREE
FRESHGRASS @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, September 15-17
PEARLPALOOZA @ North Pearl Street, Albany, September 16, FREE
JAZZ AT THE LAKE @ Shepard Park, Lake George, September 16 & 17, FREE
THE SUMMIT @ the Queensbury Hotel, Glens Falls, September 29 & 30