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Nightlife Highlights: Jazz in the Valley Festival 

Randy Weston
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August 21. Watch it, jazz fans, the lineup of this 16-years-and-running festival just might make your heads explode. The day long celebration, which takes place outdoors in the afternoon and evening alongside the Hudson River at beautiful Waryas Park, features a cast to die for: legendary pianists Randy Weston and George Cables, drummer Jimmy Cobb, trumpeter Randy Brecker, bassists Eddie Gomez and Alex Blake, saxophonist Javon Jackson, trombonist Craig Harris, percussionist Neil Clarke, rising vocalist Charenee Wade, and singer Chico Alvarez and his Palomonte Afro-Cuban Big Band. Noon. $50 in advance, $60 day of ($20 students with ID). Poughkeepsie.

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