Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival

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Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival

Sunday, June 25, 2017, 12:30 pm
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
108 Avenue of the Pines
Saratoga Springs, NY

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 25 – AMPHITHEATER

Gipsy Kings  

To Ray, With Lovefeaturing Maceo Parker, the Ray Charles Orchestra &

            the Raelettes  

Hudson: Jack DeJohnette, John Scofield, John Medeski & Larry Grenadier  

Dee Dee Bridgewater  

Quinn Sullivan  

Jane Bunnett & Maqueque 

SUNDAY – GAZEBO STAGE        

Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles

Jane Bunnett & Maqueque

Adam O’Farrill Quartet

Blind Boy Paxton

Noah Preminger/Jason Palmer Quartet                    

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.

-Line up subject to change