Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival

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Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival

Saturday, June 24, 2017, 12 pm
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
108 Avenue of the Pines
Saratoga Springs, NY

SATURDAY, JUNE 24 – AMPHITHEATER

Chaka Khan

Jacob Collier  

Jean-Luc Ponty: The Atlantic Years  

Cecile McLorin Salvant  

Jazz 100: The Music of Dizzy, Ella, Mongo and Monkfeaturing Danilo Perez,

            Joe Lovano, Jason Palmer, Josh Roseman, Roman Diaz, Ben Street &

            Adam Cruz

The Suffers

Dave Stryker Organ Quartet featuring Eric Alexander, Jared Gold &

            McClenty Hunter  

 

SATURDAY- GAZEBO STAGE

Barbara Fasano  

Jack Broadbent 

Shabaka & The Ancestors 

Dave Stryker Organ Quartet featuring Eric Alexander, Jared Gold &

            McClenty Hunter  

Aruan Ortiz Trio

The Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival will celebrate its 40th anniversary on Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25, 2017. Founded in 1978 by jazz impresario George Wein, Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival is the fifth longest-consecutive-running jazz festival in North America. Initially founded as “the Newport Jazz Festival at Saratoga” the festival was renamed Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival in 1998.  The two-day, two-stage festival continues to be one of the largest jazz music events in North America, beloved by audiences for both the remarkable annual line-up of international jazz talent and the spectacular setting at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in the idyllic Saratoga Spa State Park.

The milestone 2017 Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival features an extraordinary lineup of musicians, ranging from emerging artists making their festival debuts, to the return of two legendary musicians who performed on the inaugural 1978 festival, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Jean Luc-Ponty. Headlining the weekend are Chaka Khan, “the queen of R&B,” and the Gipsy Kings, who bring their irresistible percussive melodies to the Jazz Festival for the first time. In addition, three boundary-breaking young musicians from the United Kingdom will showcase their inventive approaches to jazz performance. Furthermore, Jazz 100, led by Danilo Pérez,will pay homage to iconic musicians Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Mongo Santamaria, and Thelonious Monk in celebration of the 100th anniversaryof their shared birth year.

Please visit spac.org for more information.

-Lineup subject to change