- Jason Miles
Begun nine years ago as a small festival in Warwick, the Hudson Valley Jazz Festival has grown into a four-day extravaganza spanning the region. Since its inception, the festival has presented 131 performances from Kingston to Montgomery, Greenwood Lake, Peekskill, Pine Island, Croton on Hudson, Warwick to Chester, and Sugar Loaf. This year's installment, which takes place from August 9-12 features dozens of acts, from big band to gypsy jazz, fusion, bop, cool jazz and an array of vocalists. Highlights from 2018 include the Gabrielle Tranchina Group (Warwick Center for the Performing Arts, August 10); the Mobius Band with Pete and Tony Levin (August 11, Warwick Village Green); and Judi Silvano's Zephyr Band (August 11 at Orange County Hops in Walden).