February 16-18. We can always use more jazz festivals in the Hudson Valley, and here comes another: the Hudson Jazz Festival, which makes its February 2018 debut by taking over the historic Hudson Hall for three dates of artful improvisation. Curated by pianist and town resident Armen Donelian, the summit begins with a set of Turkish, Armenian, and Macedonian Roma music by oud master Ara Dinkjian's quartet featuring clarinetist Ismail Lumanovski and an opening set by Donelian's own quartet; day two promises pianists Joanne Brackeen, Aaron Goldberg, and James Francie and legendary vocalist Sheila Jordan with bassist Cameron Brown, preceded by singer Dominique Eade accompanied by Donelian; the final night features Quarteto Moderno in a program combining Brazilian styles with contemporary jazz and chamber music. See website for set times and ticket prices. Hudson. (518) 822-1438.