LIVE: Jazz in the Valley Festival @ Waryas Park, 8/19/18
Review and photographs by Rudy Lu
The 29th annual Jazz in the Valley festival was held last month at the picturesque Waryas Park in Poughkeepsie featuring such jazz luminaries as Mimi Jones, Eddie Henderson, Rene Marie, Javon Jackson and Joanne Brackeen. The fest opened with Mimi Jones’ new band Black Madonna and wrapped up with the multi-percussion/multi-horn ensemble, the Mi Africa Mi Corazon Project, that invited the audience to dance to the music.
Special kudos go out to Donald Harrison for the extra effort he made in overcoming transportation issues to play with the Eddie Henderson Quintet.
Next year’s 30th Jazz in the Valley festival will be a two-day event.