The Hudson Valley Jazz Festival is designed to primarily

feature jazz musicians from the greater Hudson Valley.

These past 7 years, musicians outside the valley also


Some with high name visibility  such as Dave Liebman,

Wallace Roney, Lenny White, Buster Williams, The

Vanguard Jazz,Orchestra, Arturo O’Farrell, Bill Evans,

and Mark Egan,to name a few.

This has been our way of having the local community of

talent, deserving of recognition,  share the spotlight

with these better known artists.

Almost every show and artist selected is made possible by

the presenting venue. Most of the venues presenting shows

select who will perform.

The festival does recommend artists. We've created a few

shows. Our main  goal is to promote local jazz musicians

and shape programming to be inclusive and diverse.


No one draws salary or makes subjective choices on

talent or who's deserving.


We honor the venues that regularly present live music and

the bands that help keep this alive and well.

It would be great to have additional sponsoring venues,

different musicians and styles for each new season.

We welcome the input and participation of anyone

toward helping achieve this goal.  Thank you.