Photo Gallery: 19th Jazz in the Valley @ Waryas Park, Poughkeepsie
Jazz filled Waryas Park, Poughkeepsie for the 19th Jazz in the Valley concert. The music from the quintet led by 19-year-old trumpet player Giveton Gevlin, a band of all-star players led by Ron Carter, Javon Jackson leading a tribute to Art Blakey, the original gospel-influenced music of the Baylor Project and closing with the salsa of the Harlem Spanish Orchestra.
The performances easily pleased both those who are just familiar with the music and those hardcore fans.
Per festival producer, Greer Smith, a 2-day festival to celebrate the 20th year is planned for next year. Stay tuned.