13th Jazz in the Valley Festival Set For Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Aug. 18

Jimmy Heath, Gary Bartz, Houston Person, Donald Harrison, and more expected

Donald Harrison, Big Chief
Jimmy Heath backstage
Houston Person at the at Paradise Valley Jazz Party, 2011
Gary Bartz

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The 13th annual Jazz in the Valley Festival will take place at Waryas Park on Main Street in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. on August 18, beginning at 11:00 am. Featured in the two performance areas at the free concert, presented by TRANSART & Cultural Services, Inc., will be Sax Appeal with Jimmy Heath, Gary Bartz, Donald Harrison and Javon Jackson; Maurice Brown; Houston Person; Danny Mixon; Denise Thimes; Mike Torsone; Karen Taylor; and 3D Ritmo De Vida on the Main Stage plus Maluwa, Charles Eubanks Trio with Warren Benbow and Ratzo Harris; Thomas, Bonga and Joakim; UArts Alumni Quartet; and Big Joe Fitz and the Lo-Fi’s on the Pavilion Stage.

Tickets and Other Information

Early Bird discount tickets are $35 before August 1; after August 1, tickets are $45 and $55 at the gate. For tickets, group sales and more information about Jazz in the Valley, contact TRANSART at (845) 384-6350 or log on to Jazz in the Valley. For tickets in the Hudson Valley, contact Blue Byrd’s at (845) 339-3174, 350 Wall Street, Kingston, N.Y.; and Measured To Fit at (845) 297-8345, 1668 Route 9, Wappingers Falls, N.Y.