Sugar Loaf, NY, July 1st, 2015 ‐ Now in it’s 6th year, The Hudson Valley Jazz Festival is scheduled for Aug.
27-30. Still-developing schedule can be found at www.hudsonvalleyjazzfest.org. This year’s headliner is
Miles Davis protege Wallace Roney. Mr. Roney will perform Sunday, August 30, at The Sugar Loaf
Performing Arts Center. Presented by Advisors Capital Management.
Wallace Roney earned the admiration and respect of his colleagues and his elders since age 16. He has
been an integral part of the band with Tony Williams, Ornette Coleman, Art Blakey, Elvin Jones, Philly Joe
Jones, Walter Davis Jr., Herbie Hancock, Jay McShann, David Murray, McCoy Tyner, Sonny Rollins, Curtis
Fuller, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Dizzy Gillespie to name a few. He was one of the few musicians in
his generation who learned and perfected his craft directly from alliances with Jazz Masters. But his most
important and meaningful relationship was with Miles Davis.
Wallace was mentored by Miles Davis after Miles heard him in 1983 at his birthday gala performance in
Carnegie Hall. Their association peaked when Miles chose Wallace to share the stage at his historic
performance in Montreux in 1991. After Davis died, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Wayne Shorter, Tony
Williams and Roney banded together and toured the world in tribute.
Past HVJF headlining arOsts have included The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Dave Liebman, John
Abercrombie, Arturo O’ Farrill, Mark Egan, Bobby Sanabria and Bill Evans, to name but a few.
Drawing also from the deep reservoir of exceptional local and area-wide talent, it’s no surprise The New
York Times, DownBeat Magazine, NYC Jazz Record, and Village Voice have all picked up on the growing
significance of the Hudson Valley Jazz Festival.
Hudson Valley Jazz FesFval Presents: Wallace Roney
Tickets: $20.00; general admission plus $2.00 facility fee
Tickets are on sale now at the Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center box office, all Ticketmaster locations,
charge by phone 1-800-745-3000 or online at Ticketmaster.com
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