Photograph by Rudy Lu
Back in March, when the line-up of musicians was announced for the 36th annual Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, there were a couple of TBA holes in the schedule.
Now those slots have been filled…
On Saturday, June 29, Cuban trumpeter-pianist and nine-time Grammy Award winner Arturo Sandoval has been added to the slate of Amphitheater Stage performers. It will be a return appearance for Sandoval and his band, who were in town for a concert just a month ago at Proctors in Schenectady.
Meanwhil, Cuban-born pianist Fabian Almazan is no stranger to the Capital Region, either, having played in town twice last year – as a member of Sachal Vasandani’s band at the Lake George Jazz weekend and as a member of the Terence Blanchard Quintet at the Skidmore Summer Jazz Institute. On Sunday, June 30, he’ll be leading his own Fabian Almazan Trio in concert on the festival’s Gazebo Stage, in support of the trio’s debut album Personalities.