WARWICK - Dozens turned out last night to kick off the third annual Hudson Valley Jazz Festival.

Locals soaked in the sounds of smooth jazz at Warwick's Landmark Inn.

More than 20 shows will take place across the Hudson Valley through Sunday, including in Sugar Loaf and Peekskill. "The idea is to make it at a variety of locations so there is something for everybody. Some folks like to sit outside , someone a theater," says founder Steve Rubin.

Many of the shows are free or have a small cover charge.