FEST: Hudson Valley Jazz Festival Blows Into Town This Week


For jazz fans, there’s a whole lot of shakin’ going on in the Hudson Valley this week. That’s right, it’s time once again for the Hudson Valley Jazz Festival. And many of the performances are FREE.

From Thursday-Sunday (August 27-30), jazz will be in the air everywhere, it seems – from solo shows to large ensembles at a wide variety of venues all up and down the valley, culminating with trumpet titan Wallace Roney leading an all-star band into the Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center on Sunday evening.

Here’s a round-up of some of the 2015 fest’s events:


6pm: Robert Kopec & Hang ’em High 5tet
Christopher’s Bistro, Chester,
featuring reedman Dave Savitsky, drummer Peter O’Brien and keyboardist Michael Purcell

7pm: The Jeff Ciampa Latin Jazz Quintet
The Landmark Inn, Warwick
featuring guitarist Jeff Ciampa, pianist Bill O’Connell, bassist Lincoln Goines, percussionist
Tomas Martin Lopez and drummer Joel Rosenblatt

7pm: The UHS Trio with Steve Frieder
The Bean Runner Cafe, Peekskill

7pm: Jeremy Baum
The Warwick Valley Winery, Warwick


7pm: The Bobatoon Collective
Pennings Farm & Market, Warwick

7:30pm: The Teri Roiger Trio
Gomen Kudasai, New Paltz

8pm: Conigliaro Consort
The Bean Runner Cafe, Peekskill


11am: The Russ Kassoff Trio
Blooming Hill Organic Farm, Blooming Hill

The Tuscan Cafe, Warwick
Featuring Michael D’Agostino, Rick Savage, Christopher Dean Sullivan and Joe Vincent Tranchina

4pm: The Metropolitan Hot Club
The Seligmann Center, Sugar Loaf

6pm: Neil Alexander & Nail
Pine Island Park, Pine Island

7pm: The Perry Beekman Trio
Arts Society of Kingston, Kingston

7:30pm: Jason Miles, Ingrid Jensen & Kind of New
Railroad Green, Warwick

7:30pm: The KC Four & More
Gomen Kudusai, New Paltz
Featuring bassist Bill Crow, pianist Hiroshi Yamazaki, drummer T. Xiques and saxman Harvey Kaiser

8pm: Sax Life
Arts Society of Kingston, Kingston

8pm: Winard Harper & the Jeli Posse
The Bean Runner Cafe, Peekskill

9pm: The Pete Levin Trio with Chris Pasin
Arts Society of Kingston, Kingston


11am: James Emery
Rogowski Farm, Pine Island

11am: Mark Hagan Trio
Warwick Valley Farmers Market, Warwick

12noon: The Bill Pernice Group
The Iron Forge Inn, Warwick

1pm: The Madoka Mooney Trio
Gomen Kudasai, New Paltz

7pm: Wallace Roney Group
The Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, Sugar Loaf
Featuring Lenny White and Eric Person

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