Hudson Jazz Festival Community Day

Make Jazz Trill Again Trill Mega Jam

Saturday, September 28 at 2pm

FREE Tickets for Hudson NY Residents

Pay What You Will (Non Hudson Residents)

“We’re here to have a ball.” — Art Blakey

Come celebrate the 2024 Hudson Jazz Festival (October 4-6) with a Hudson Hall Community Day! Bring your friends, neighbors, kids, and lovers and kick back at a block party on City Hall Place with BBQ by Chef Cleveland Samuels and music by Kuumba Dance & Drum, wander through the opening of a new exhibition in Hudson Hall’s first floor galleries, and join a free, all-ages jam session with the Make Jazz Trill Again (MJTA) Trill Mega Jam.


2:00pm (City Hall Place – next to Hudson Hall):
Community Drum Circle with Kuumba Dance & Drum
BBQ by Chef Cleveland Samuels to support the AME Zion Church

3:00pm (Hudson Hall Performance Hall):
Make Jazz Trill Again (MJTA) Trill Mega Jam

Grab your instruments and join the The Make Jazz Trill Again (MJTA) Trill Mega Jam – a high-energy, improvisation-centered jam session with an all-star house band led by Melanie Charles on vocals and flute, with Yunie Mojica on vocals and sax, Zacchae’us Paul on keys and key bass, Jerome Jennings on drums, Malik Kiyoshi McLaurine on upright, and E Bass and DJ OOOChild on the turntables. 

MJTA is a movement for the people, by the people. Musicians and music lovers of all backgrounds and skill levels are welcome! 

4:30pm (Hudson Hall First Floor Galleries):
Exhibition Opening Reception with the Artists
Artists to be announced

View the full 2024 Hudson Jazz Festival lineup here.

This event is supported by a Market New York grant from Empire State Development, and I LOVE NY/New York State’s Division of Tourism through the Regional Economic Development Council initiative.®

I LOVE NEW YORK is a registered trademark and service mark of the New York State Department of Economic Development; used with permission.

Hudson Hall’s programs are made possible with support from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.