34th Annual Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival

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34th Annual Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival

Sunday, June 26, 2011, 12 pm
Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC)
108 Ave of the Pines
Saratoga Springs, NY

Set in the breathtaking Saratoga Spa State Park where colorful blankets and tents are "home" for fans who know "it's all about the hang". From R&B to swing, from Latin jazz to fusion, the 34 year old festival celebrates the music and genius of artists from every corner of the jazz tradition!

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FEATURING

Sing the Truth! w/ Angelique Kidjo, Dianne Reeves & Lizz Wright 
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
The Bad Plus 
"A Night in Treme" (The Musical Majesty of New Orleans) featuring Donald Harrison, Jr., Mardi Gras Indians and special guest Cyril Neville

Tia Fuller
Pedrito Martinez Group 
Matt Slocum Trio  
Rebecca Coupe Franks 
Brian Mitchell Band
David Binney 

 

Special Festival Features include:

SATURDAY

• Dedication of a star in SPAC's Walk of Fame for George Wein, iconic jazz producer and festival founder
• Dee Dee Bridgewater in her acclaimed tribute to Billie Holiday, "To Billie With Love"

• A Live DownBeat Magazine Blindfold test with Ben Allison on the gazebo stage

SUNDAY
• Sing the Truth! featuring Angelique Kidjo, Dianne Reeves and Lizz Wright continue the legacies of Miriam Makeba, Abbey Lincoln and Odetta
• "A Night in Treme" (The Musical Majesty of New Orleans) featuring Donald Harrison, Jr., Mardi Gras Indians and special guest Cyril Neville performing music inspired by the HBO series "Treme," which depicts the famous, culturally rich New Orleans neighborhood.

 

See Saturday's Listing for full Saturday schedule