5 Shows You Won’t Want to Miss at the Hudson Valley Jazz Festival

view of grounds of st huberts lodge with text "hudson valley travel guide" on topDelight in the sounds of the 10th Annual Hudson Valley Jazz Festival this August. Year after year the festival brings out the finest quartets, big bands, and singers to exclusive venues in the Hudson Valley. Discover the best of East Coast jazz this year.

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Discover the Best Hudson Valley Jazz Festival

The Hudson Valley Jazz Festival is one of the best Upstate music events of the year. Discover the best of it all and be sure bookmark these awesome artists for a swaying good time. 

  • The Hudson Valley Jazz Ensemble

The first performance of this year’s festival is the Hudson Valley Jazz Ensemble. The group consists of a revolving set of local bass, trumpet, saxophone, piano, and vocals. They’ve been performing since 2011 and are regulars of the Hudson Valley festival. Their local flavor makes them the perfect start to the weekend’s festivities. 

  • Neil Alexander & Nail

Neil Alexander & Nail has been making music for over 20 years. Over the years, the band has progressed from a pungent punk rock duo to a five-person rocking jazz ensemble. The band’s funky, foot-stomping tunes are sure to make for an exciting night at the Hudson Valley Jazz Festival. 

  • Judi Silvano’s Zephyr Trio

Judi Silvano brings her beautiful, Brooklyn raspiness to the Hudson Valley Jazz Festival this year. Silvano boasts 14 records including one on the renowned Blue Note Label. She’ll be traveling west with her posey, the Zephyr Trio. Get ready to sing your heart out with this amazing performance.

  • The Robert Kopec Project

The Robert Kopec Project has been delivering vivacious performances to The Wherehouse throughout the summer. If you haven’t had a chance to catch one of their shows yet, you’ll want to add them to your Hudson Jazz Festival bucket list. The group are Upstate natives and will keep you soothed with their cello, flute, and vocal performances.

  • Tani Tabbal Trio

“What’s traditional in jazz is the point of change,” preaches the jazz drummer, Tani Tabbal. That’s right, a jazz drummer. If you love traditional funky jazz, you will adore the sounds of Tani Tabbal and his trio. The final act of the festival proves that you can teach an old dog new tricks. Come out to his one-of-a-kind show for the perfect end to your music-filled weekend. 

Come Back to Saint Hubert’s Lodge

Benny's Suite Saint Hubert's LodgeAfter a day of exploring the Hudson Valley Jazz Festival, revel in the comforts of Benny’s Suite in the Rose Cottage. The first-floor suite offers a pillow-top king-size bed, a private bathroom with a walk-in steam shower, a decorative stone fireplace, and a comfortable sitting area. 

Enjoy a complimentary, gourmet breakfast each morning of your stay. Entrees are chef-inspired and may include a range of options consisting of seasonal fruits and vegetables, locally sourced cheese and bacon frittata, freshly made pumpkin bread, yogurt with granola, blueberry pancakes with local maple syrup, and our specialty, Apple Brown Betty made with fresh apples from our orchards. What are you waiting for? Start planning your getaway today!