Hudson Jazz Workshop Concert

Featuring Special Guest Artist, Jay Anderson

August 9, 2020

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Upstate Jazz-­‐hungry fans be sure to tune in on August 6th-­9th, as Hudson Jazzworks offers a Composers Online Forum and two live-streamed events, free to the public.

Four participants from the region and four online composers from around the world will join HJW co-­directors, pianist Armen Donelian and saxophonist Marc Mommaas for an abridged yet potent 14th Annual edition of the Hudson Jazz Workshop, in addition to a live-­‐streamed concert from Hudson Hall with special guest bassist Jay Anderson.

Thursday, August 6th
7:00pm Opening Session (Live Participants only) Hudson Jazzworks Studio, Hudson, NY

Friday & Saturday, August 7th & 8th
9:00am Composer’s Live Online Forum
10:00am – 5:45pm Daily Activities (Live Participants only) Hudson Jazzworks Studio, Hudson, NY

Sunday, August 9th
10:30am Jay Anderson Live Online Masterclass -­ Free Live Stream, Hudson Jazzworks Studio, Hudson, NY
4:00pm Live Online Concert with Jay Anderson, Armen Donelian, Marc Mommaas and Participants of the 14th Annual Hudson Jazz Workshop , Free Live Stream


Guitarist Luke Franco studied under John Abercrombie, featured soloist in Grammy winner Jon Daversa’s big band (CJB), world premiere of Michael Tilson Thomas’s “Four Preludes on Playthings of the Wind,” New World Symphony 2016. Active musician: NY capital region. Also founded Tiny Hearts Farm, which grows cut-flowers in Copake NY.

Dan Rothstein is a guitarist and Columbia County resident with fifty years of performing experience including prominent NYC venues such as Max’s Kansas City, The Cotton Club, Beacon Theater and The Bottom Line. Dan focuses on solo classical and jazz guitar, small ensemble jazz and big band jazz settings. Dan is a returning Participant of the Hudson Jazz Workshop.

Pianist and composer David Caldwell-Mason attended Hawthorne Valley School as a child and received his jazz education at William Paterson University, under the tutelage of Armen Donelian. Over the course of a decade on the New York jazz scene, David has released three albums as a leader of his trio.  He also appears on recent recordings by Victory Boyd, and The Gold Magnolias.

Nick Edwards, a Hudson Valley-based bassist, has enjoyed a varied career playing music of all genres throughout the United States, South America, and Europe. He now performs around the Hudson Valley with Armen Donelian, John Esposito, Roland Vazquez, Bobby Previte, and at the Rhinebeck Performing Arts Center. Nick is a returning Participant of the Hudson Jazz Workshop.

These events are enabled in part with funds granted to Hudson Jazzworks from The Bank Of Greene County Charitable Foundation and through the generosity of individual donors.