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
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Jimmy Heath backstage
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Houston Person at the at Paradise Valley Jazz Party, 2011
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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.