17th Annual Jazz in the Valley

jazz_in_the_vally_71717-1500431255-4167JAZZ IN THE VALLEY takes over Poughkeepsie with two stages of non-stop music at Waryas Park on Sunday, August 20, from noon to 6:00 pm (gates open at 11:00 am). Celebrate 17 years of world-class jazz presented on the beautiful banks of the Hudson River with TRANSART & Cultural Services and world-class artists including Swing Unlimited with Delfeayo Marsalis, Cyrus Chestnut, Javon Jackson, Jimmy Cobb & David Williams; Christopher Dean Sullivan Ensemble featuring Mala Waldron; Elio Villafranca & the Jass Syncopators; Neil Clarke’s Mongo Santamaria Centennial Project; and the Jeff Siegel Sextet.

TICKET INFORMATION

Discounted early bird tickets are $40 through August 1. Afterward, general admission is $50, and $60 at the gate. Students with valid ID gain entrance for $20. Tickets can be purchased online through the festival’s website (jazzinthevalleyny.org), or in person at Blue-Byrds Haberdashery & Music (320 Wall Street, Kingston, 845-339-3174). For group ticket sales, directions and more information about Jazz in the Valley, contact TRANSART at info@transartinc.org, (845) 384-6350 or log on to www.jazzinthevalleyny.org. For a combination ticket and round trip bus travel from New York City call (917) 345-1357 or (646) 643-3035.

“Music Inspired by Matisse’s Jazz”

gwen-jazz_origMonday, May 22nd at 7 pm at the Howland Cultural Center in Beacon

Beacon’s Howland Cultural Center is not just another arts organization, for its home is a Victorian building that was born specifically to serve the community as a cultural resource. The Howland Cultural Center continues to use this rare architectural gem to showcase a myriad of community functions as well as regional, national and international cultural events drawing audiences from across the Hudson Valley and beyond.