Hudson Jazz Festival: Special Edition

Celebrating Alice & John Coltrane

POSTPONED | Curated by Cat Henry

Illustration by Keith Henry Brown

**This event has been postponed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Ticket holders have until June 30, 2022 to request a refund for the face value of the ticket purchase, apply it as a credit towards the purchase of a ticket to a future show, or convert it to a tax-deductible contribution. Ticket holders should contact Hudson Hall at or by phone at (518) 822-1438. For further updates and announcements, please join our mailing list**

Music as a healing force is at the center of this special edition of the Hudson Jazz Festival featuring five concerts streamed live from Hudson Hall, visual art, listening pods, film and more. 

Together we celebrate the enduring vision of Alice and John Coltrane, whose relationship and creative output symbolized artistic achievement and Black excellence. When they met and fell in love in 1963, John had already achieved fame as a saxophonist and composer, and Alice was a pioneering female jazz pianist. They became spiritual soulmates and musical travelers, exploring the intersection of earthly and divine love. Their goal was to be a force for good through music, promoting the unifying power of a shared musical experience and learning from each other. Join us as we honor this legacy and provide space for jazz musicians and artists to respond creatively to the life-altering impact of 2020, channeling the Coltrane spirit to bring you music that heals, entertains and inspires. Check back for updates on free films, talks and community events being planned as part of the Hudson Jazz Festival.


Saturday, November 14 at 7pm BRANDEE YOUNGER TRIO

Saturday, November 21 at 7pm MARCUS STRICKLAND QUARTET

Saturday, November 28 at 7pm ORRIN EVANS TRIO

Friday, December 4 at 7pm JD ALLEN TRIO


Friday, November 13 – Sunday, December 20 ART & SOUL 
A group exhibition & intentional listening installation curated by Reginald Madison

Hudson Jazz Festival is made possible with an Arts Impact Award from the New York State Council on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with the support of Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and with generous support from Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation and Upstate Theater Coalition for a Fairgame.