Jazz in the Valley Goes Aug. 20

Scatter the Atoms That Remain, Louis Hayes, Javon Jackson and Sonido Solar will be in Poughkeepsie, New York Aug. 20 for this year’s Jazz in the Valley festival.

“Under the leadership of the tenacious Ms. Greer Smith, Jazz in the Valley has a 23-year history of presenting historic performances by living legends,” says the event’s associate producer Dylan McCarthy. “[P]erhaps no other living artist embodies the story of jazz like NEA Jazz Master Louis Hayes. Hayes’ musicianship has guided the direction of the artform for nearly seventy years. He is the very pulse of this music, and we are honored to feature him on our festival stage.”

The Poughkeepsie Jazz Crawl kicks off at 4 p.m., the day before. Both events are presented by TRANSART & Cultural Services, a nonprofit organization that promotes Hudson Valley culture.

Tickets are at jazzinthevalleyny.org.

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