45th Annual Freihofer’s Jazz Festival Returns to SPAC June 25th and 26th with Wynton Marsalis, Booker T and many more

June 25th and 26th will be two days of the 45th Annual Freihofer’s Jazz Festival at SPAC in Saratoga Springs. The weekend event will feature a plethora of legendary and Grammy award-winning musicians.

Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival has been one of North America’s largest jazz festivals over the past 45 years. This year’s festival will mark the 25th anniversary of its partnership with Freihofer’s. The bakery committed a multi-year sponsorship to the festival. The Festival will have a weekend of entertaining music, and other amenities to enjoy as well. This includes an arts and crafts fair, artist CD signings, and food vendors.

Saratoga Performing Arts Center will allow families to bring their own food, blankets, tents, and lawn umbrellas. A $20 student and child amphitheater pass will be offered for children ages 12 and under and students with school-issued ID at the time of entrance. Also, parking will be free.

The line-up is headlined by Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, returning to the festival for the first time since 1998; soul music legend Booker T. Presents: A Stax Revue;
powerhouse vocalist Ledisi for her festival debut; jazz/hip-hop crossover great Robert
Glasper
; and New Orleans funk and jazz collective Galactic featuring Anjelika Jelly
Joseph 
for its festival debut.

Saturday, June 25

Amphitheater :

Booker T. Presents: A Stax Revue*

Robert Glasper

Galactic featuring Anjelika Jelly Joseph*

Con Tumbao* featuring Issac Delgado, Robby Ameen, Oscar Hernandez, Conrad Herwig, Pedrito Martinez, Juan Munguia, Alain Pérez, Mike Rodriguez, Tony Succar & Miguel Zenon

Ozmosys Band featuring Omar Hakim & Rachel Z

Amina Figarova Sextet plus Strings*

Hot Club of Saratoga

Charles R. Wood “Jazz Discovery” Stage:

Red Baraat*

Matt Wilson’s Honey & Salt with Dawn Thomson, Nadje Noordhuis, Jeff Lederer & Martin Wind

Craig Handy & 2nd Line Smith* 

Connie Han Trio*

Emmaline*

Dan Wilson Trio*

Sunday, June 26

Amphitheater:

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Ledisi*

SuperBlue: Kurt Elling featuring Charlie Hunter

Eliane Elias

Matthew Whitaker*

Garland Nelson’s Joyful Noise

Charles R. Wood “Jazz Discovery” Stage:

Cha Wa

Tiempo Libre*

Carolyn Wonderland*

Ryan Keberle & Catharsis*

Skidmore Jazz Institute Faculty All-Stars celebrate George Wein* featuring Mike Rodriguez, Steve Davis, Jimmy Greene, Bill Cunliffe, Dave Stryker, Todd Coolman & Dennis Mackrel

For more information on the Freihofer’s Jazz Festival, visit spac.org.

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