Source: 577 Records.
After five consecutive years of presenting multi-day events in Brooklyn showcasing cutting-edge musicians, the Forward Festival — run by the independent record label 577 Records — travels upriver for its first Hudson Valley edition. A day-long celebration of exceptional artistry from some of the world’s most acclaimed, uniquely creative musicians, Forward Festival Hudson Valley 2020 will take place on Saturday, June 20 at the Cunneen-Hackett Arts Centre, located at 9 Vassar St. in Poughkeepsie, NY. The festival will run from 2 to 10 PM, with a two-hour dinner break, allowing festival-goers to sample the excellent and diverse cuisine options in downtown Poughkeepsie.
The performers at FFHV2020 will include (in order of appearance):
Eri Yamamoto — solo piano
Mary Anne Driscoll Quartet — MAD, piano; Daniel Carter, reeds/flute/trumpet; Patrick Holmes, clarinet; Hilliard Greene, bass
Elliott Sharp — solo guitar
Telepathic Band — Daniel Carter, reeds/trumpet; Patrick Holmes, clarinet; Matthew Putman, piano; Hilliard Greene, bass; Federico Ughi, drums
Susan Alcorn — solo pedal steel guitar
Carter/Jennison/Parker/Ughi — Daniel Carter, reeds/flute/trumpet/piano; Watson Jennison, soprano sax/flute/recorder/keyboard; William Parker, bass/shakuhachi/tuba; Federico Ughi, drums