34th Annual Freihofer's Saratoga_Jazz_Festival

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34th Annual Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival

Saturday, June 25, 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!

Tickets On Sale Now!!! 


Michael McDonald
Dee Dee Bridgewater
George Wein & The Newport All Stars  
Jack DeJohnette Group
Eliane Elias
Ben Allison Band  
Lionel Loueke Trio
Hilary Kole
Ben Allison DownBeat Magazine Blindfold Test w/ Dan Ouellette
Steve Cardenas Trio w/Ben Allison & Rudy Royston
Marcus Strickland Quartet 

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 Sunday's listing for the full Sunday schedule