FESTY NEWS: Saratoga Jazz Announces Lineup

The 38th Annual Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival have announced their star studded lineup for Saturday June 27 and Sunday June 28th at Saratoga Performing Arts Center. The headliners includes Erykah Badu, Grammy winners Snarky PuppySheila E. and Cassandra Wilson paying tribute to Billie Holiday. More than 20 artists will be performing over the weekend on the two stage setup with tickets ranging from $60-85 for a one-day pass and $110-160 for a two-day pass. Tickets can be purchased online at spac.org on Tuesday, March 24 – and at the box office or phone on Friday, May 15.


Below is the full schedule:


Amphitheatre stage
Maze, featuring Frankie Beverly; Cassandra Wilson celebrates Billie Holiday; Al Di Meola Electric Band; Christian McBride Big Band; Pedrito Martinez Group; Monty Alexander’s Harlem-Kingston Express; Theo Croker.

Gazebo stage
Steve Wilson Wilsonian’s Grain featuring Orrin Evans, Ugonna Okegwo and Bill Stewart; Theo Croker; Duchess featuring Amy Cervini, Hilary Gardner and Melissa Stylianou; Omer Avital Quartet; Mike LeDonne Groover Quartet featuring Eric Alexander, Peter Bernstein and Joe Farnsworth.


Amphitheatre stage
Erykah Badu; Sheila E.; Snarky Puppy; Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters; Heads of State featuring Gary Bartz, Larry Willis, Buster Williams and Al Foster; Django Festival All-Stars; Etienne Charles.

Gazebo stage:
Benny Green Trio with David Wong and Rodney Green; Etienne Charles; Yosvany Terry Quartet featuring Osmany Paredes, Yunior Terry and Obed Calvaire; Sonny Knight and The Lakers; Kellylee Evans.


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