2023 Hudson Jazz Festival

The Shape of Jazz Today

February 16 - 26, 2023

Curated by Cat Henry, the 2023 Hudson Jazz Festival: The Shape of Jazz Today brings together adventurous, inventive artists whose bold vision takes jazz in new directions while honoring the traditions of the past. 

From Cat Henry:

“Since Ornette Coleman’s “The Shape of Jazz To Come” caused a stir in 1959 for its inventiveness, jazz fans have grown to appreciate the enormous breadth of jazz expression. Today, performances draw as much from A Tribe Called Quest or Radiohead as they do Coltrane, Ellington, or Monk. Showcasing this unlimited color palette of rhythm and tone, the festival provides an exciting glimpse of where we are today…and yes, what’s to come.”


WEEKEND ONE: (February 16-19, 2023)

Thursday, February 16 from 5-7pm
Opening Night Party – Marine Penvern: Body & Soul with music by Ed Cherry & Kyle Koehler

Friday, February 17 at 7pm
Sarah Elizabeth Charles: SEC & SCOPE

Saturday, February 18 at 7pm
Marquis Hill: New Gospel Revisited

Sunday, February 19 at 3pm
Michael Mayo

WEEKEND TWO (February 23-26, 2023)

Thursday, February 23 at 7pm
Ulysses Owens Jr. and Generation Y

Friday, February 24 at 7pm
Lucy Yeghiazaryan and Vanisha Gould : In Her Words

Saturday, February 25 at 7pm
Aaron Parks & Samantha Rise: Dreaming Home
featuring Meshell Ndegeocello

Sunday, February 26 at 3pm
Endea Owens & The Cookout


*Please note, table seating is limited. Seats for parties of fewer than four will be seated with other parties.

2023 HJF FESTIVAL PASS (Save 20% On All 7 Concerts)
Section One: $336, One Reserved Table Seat
Section Two: $192, One General Admission Seat (no table)

WEEKEND #1 FESTIVAL PASS (Save 15% On 3 Concerts)
Section One: $153, One Reserved Table Seat
Section Two: $102, One General Admission Seat (no table)

WEEKEND #2 FESTIVAL PASS (Save 15% On 4 Concerts) 
Section One: $204, One Reserved Table Seat
Section Two: $136, One General Admission Seat (no table)

Section One: $60, Reserved Table Seat
Section Two $40, General Admission (no table)
Section Three: $30, General Admission Rear/Side Seat (no table, keyboard/drums sightlines may be restricted).

Student/Veteran Rush: $10 at the door starting 1hr before showtime (pending availability)
Under 25 Tickets – Section 3 only: $15. Use code UNDER25 at check out. Photo ID is required at pick up or ticket buyer will be required to pay the difference. No refunds or exchanges permitted.

All mainstage concerts will be live streamed for free. Reservations are required.


All Hudson Jazz Festival goers receive a special lodging rate at The Wick for $169.00 a night mid-week for a standard king or double queen room, and $229.00 for Friday & Saturday. For more information or to book your stay, call (518) 249-6825.

COVID-19 SAFETY: Click here to view Hudson Hall’s COVID-19 policy.

Illustration by Keith Henry Brown

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.

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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

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Special thanks to:
Hudson Brewing Company, Isaan Thai Star, Lil Deb’s Oasis, The Maker, Upper Depot Brewing Company

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.