Festival Fever: Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival, 6/26-27/10

June 21st, 2010, 1:38 pm by Greg

OK, you probably already know the line-up of musicians slated to perform this Saturday and Sunday at the Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Fest at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, but know we’ve also got the performance schedule, so you can really start planning your weekend’s jazz outing.

And don’t forget, we’re also giving away tix to the fest. Nothing to buy. Just go here.

Here’s the schedule:

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SATURDAY, JUNE 26

AMPHITHEATER STAGE
12noon: The Mario Abney Quintet
1:20pm: Evan Christopher
2:40pm: Taj Mahal
4:10pm: Ahmad Jamal
5:35pm: Al DiMeola’s World Sinfonia
7:10pm: Al Jarreau with the George Duke Trio
9pm: Sax for Stax featuring Gerald Albright & Kirk Whalum
GAZEBO STAGE
12:15pm: The JD Allen Trio
1:35pm: The Tomasz Stanko Quartet
2:55pm: Alyssa Graham
4:20pm: The Steve Kroon Sextet
5:40pm: The Mario Abney Quintet

SUNDAY, JUNE 27
AMPHITHEATER STAGE
12noon: Trio of OZ featuring Rachel Z and Omar Hakim
1:20pm: Stefon Harris & Blackout
2:40pm: Ann Hampton Callaway
4:10pm: The Ramsey Lewis Trio
5:50pm: Juan De Marcos & the Afro Cuban All Stars
7:40pm: Gladys Knight
GAZEBO STAGE
12:15pm: The Hailey Niswanger Quartet
1:35pm: The Kendrick Scott Oracle
2:55pm: The Linda Oh Trio
4:15pm: Trio of OZ featuring Rachel Z and Omar Hakim
5:35pm: The Ralph Lalama Quartet

Of course, it’s a jazz fest, and there may be some improvising, not only within the performances, but with the scheduling as well. So the schedule, as always, is subject to change.

PREVIOUS FESTIVAL FEVER ANNOUNCEMENTS:
The Old Songs Festival @ Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, 6/25-27
Beacon Riverfest @ Riverfront Park, Beacon, 6/26
Art On Lark @ Lark Street, Albany, 6/26
Freihofer’s Jazz Festival @ SPAC, Saratoga Springs, 6/26-27
Pearl-Palooza @ Pearl St., Albany, 7/3
The WGNA Countryfest @ Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, 7/10
The Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival @ Walsh Farm, Oak Hill, 7/15-18
The Green River Festival @ Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, Mass. 7/16-18
The Solid Sound Festival @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, Mass., 8/13-15
moe.down @ Gelston Castle Estate, Mohawk, 9/3-5
Lake George Jazz Weekend @ Shepard Park, Lake George, 9/18-19/10