Sunday, June 26, 2011, 12 pm
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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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
Pedrito Martinez Group
Matt Slocum Trio
Rebecca Coupe Franks
Brian Mitchell Band
Special Festival Features include:
• 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
• 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