This meetup is for people who like jazz and would like to get together to listen. We will have listening sessions of recorded music at private locations, and will also organize group attendance at live jazz performances in the Hudson Valley. Please note that our notion of jazz is quite broad, and includes: blues, American Songbook, world music, creative improvisational music, and many other genres and sub-genres. We would like to explore all genres of jazz, from its earliest historical roots to cutting edge stuff happening now. This is not a "jazz snob" group where the emphasis is on lot of opinions, and it's certainly not about putting people down for what they like. It's more a jazz appreciation, deep listening, and learning group where we get to hear genres and artists we may not know about. All members of the group will be encouraged to contribute listening suggestions.