Win FREE tix to Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Fest @ SPAC

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The annual Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival takes over the Saratoga Performing Arts Center this weekend, and we’ve got two pairs of two-day lawn tickets to give away.

Saturday’s line-up features Al Jarreau & the George Duke Trio, Sax For Stax (featuring Gerald Albright & Kirk Whalum), Ahmad Jamal, Taj Mahal, Al Di Meola’s World Sinfonia, Evan Christopher, the Mario Abney Quintet, the Tomasz Stanko Quartet, Alyssa Graham, the JD Allen Trio and the Steve Kroon Sextet.

On Sunday, the roster of musical talent includes Gladys Knight, Juan De Marcos & the Afro Cuban All Stars, the Ramsey Lewis Trio, Ann Hampton Callaway, Stefon Harris & Blackout, Trio of OZ (featuring Rachel Z and Omar Hakim), the Linda Oh Trio, the Kendrick Scott Oracle, the Ralph Lalama Quartet and Hailey Niswanger.

To enter to win Jazz Fest tix, simply hit the “Comment” button below, and tell us the name of your favorite jazz musician or band. Be sure to include your email address (we won’t publish it), so we can notify you if you win. We’ll pick TWO winners at random on Friday morning. Good luck!. Congratulations, Kim and Mike!

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29 Responses to “Win FREE tix to Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Fest @ SPAC”

  1. Matt Vassallo says:

    Thelonious Monk! Best ever!

  2. Debra Marks says:

    Anders Osborne (New Orleans Jazz Fest). Awesome band!

  3. Jon says:

    John Coltrane! No one can compare!

  4. Brian says:

    Michael Brecker.

  5. Dave Brubeck is my sentimental favorite, because “Take 5” was the first jazz album I ever heard when I was in single-digit age. Well, that and Stan Kenton…

  6. Amy--Travelgerl says:


  7. LP says:

    Tomasz Stanko Quartet is a favorite…and he is in the traditionally fantastic (usually steals the Fest 1st slot at the gazebo stage on Saturday)!!!!! It should make my weekend.

  8. Melinda says:

    Miles Davis

  9. Ken says:

    It’s a question with a thousand different answers for a thousand different moments, but. . .

    Based on world-class musicianship AND that home field edge, I go with Nick Brignola.

  10. Kirsten says:

    Love me some Grant Green.

  11. Mark Foster says:

    Tony Williams

  12. Kim says:

    John Scofield is a close tie with Billie Holiday

  13. Cheryl Jenks says:

    Brad Mehldau playing with Josh Redman. mmmmmmmm.

  14. Richard Brody says:

    living – Terence Blanchard
    Passed – John Coltrane

  15. Rich R says:

    DJ Jazzy Jeff ?!?!?!?!

    – just joking
    I like David Sanborn.

  16. Josh says:

    Miles Davis!

  17. Mike says:

    Charles Mingus

  18. R Millis says:

    Miles/Coltrane/Adderly/Chamber/Cobb/Evans @ Kind of Blue session

  19. Terry says:

    Duke Ellington Band

  20. steve ward says:

    Tina Brooks, Trane, Grant Green, Cannonball’s sextet

  21. Andy M. says:

    Mingus Mingus Mingus!

  22. Adam says:

    Charlie Parker

  23. Nicole says:

    Wynton Marsalis

  24. Craig says:

    I love Ramsey Lewis!

  25. Matthew says:

    John Scofield’s the man.

  26. DaveB says:

    Diana Krall

  27. Bekcs says:

    Wynton Marsalis

  28. CC says:

    Miles Davis!!

  29. Mike says:

    Miles Davis

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