Festival Fever: Freihofer Jazz Fest Schedule of Performances

Yes, the annual Freihofer’s Jazz Festival takes over the Saratoga Performing Arts Center once again this weekend with two day’s chockfull of music on two stages.

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And to help you plan your jazz fest weekend, here’s the schedule of performances at Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival, complete with starting times:

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SATURDAY (JUNE 25)

AMPHITHEATER
12noon-1pm: The Lionel Loueke Trio
1:20-2:20pm: The Ben Allison Band
2:40-3:40pm: Eliane Elias
4:05-5:05pm: The Jack DeJohnette Group
5:15-5:35pm: The George Wein award ceremony
5:50-7pm: George Wein & the Newport All Stars
7:25-8:40pm: Dee Dee Bridgewater’s “To Billie with Love”
9:20-10:50pm: Michael McDonald

GAZEBO
12:20-1:20pm: The Marcus Strickland Quintet
1:40-2:40pm: Hilary Kole
2:55-3:55pm: The DownBeat Blindfold Test with Dan Ouellette and Ben Allison
4:10-5:10pm: The Lionel Loueke Trio
5:40-6:40pm: The Steve Cardenas Trio with Ben Allison & Rudy Royston

SUNDAY (JUNE 26)

AMPHITHEATER
12noon-1pm: The Pedrito Martinez Group
1:20-2:20pm: The Tia Fuller Quartet
2:40-3:40pm: The Bad Plus
4:10-5:25pm: Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings
5:55-7:10pm: “A Night in Treme” featuring the Donald Harrison Jr. Quintet, Cyril Neville with Mardi Gras Indians
7:40-9pm: “Sing The Truth!” featuring Angelique Kidjo, Dianne Reeves & Lizz Wright

GAZEBO
12:20-1:20pm: Rebecca Coupe Franks
1:40-2:40pm: The Brian Mitchell Band
3:10-4:10pm: Dave Binney
4:45-5:45pm: The Matt Slocum Trio
6:05-7:15pm: The Pedrito Martinez Group

MORE UPCOMING FESTIVALS FOR 2011:

Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, June 24-26
Old Songs Festival of Traditional Music and Dance @ Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, June 24-26
Freihofer’s Jazz Festival @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, June 25-26
The WGNA CountryFest @ the Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, July 9
Green River Festival @ Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, July 16-17
The Big Up @ Sunnyview Farm, Ghent, July 28-30
Bluestock Music Festival @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter, August 26-28
Jazz at the Lake: Lake George Jazz Weekend @ Shepard Park, Lake George, September 17-18, FREE

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