Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival – Schedule of Performances

June 24th, 2013, 12:00 pm by Greg

The annual Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival takes over the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Saturday & Sunday, June 29 & 30 with 11 acts each day on two different stages. If you’re a jazz fan, you already know that. And you’ve probably already got your tickets. The roster of performers was announced back in March, so you already know who’s coming. (If not, GO HERE for more info.) If you’re a jazz fan, you already know that. And you’ve probably already got your tickets.

But what you probably don’t know is the schedule of performances – like who’s playing when. Well, we’ve got that for you, so you can look it over and strategically plan your fest for maximum musical enjoyment…

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Here’s how the schedule shaped up, but remember, this is a jazz fest, so be prepared to improvise if the schedule gets shuffled around a bit:

12noon: Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Gamak
1:20pm: The Cookers
2:50pm: Big Sam’s Funky Nation
4:20pm: The McCoy Tyner Quartet with John Scofield
5:45pm: Gregory Porter
7:25pm: David Sanborn & Bob James
9:10pm: Arturo Sandoval
Fireworks on the SPAC lawn in celebration of Freihofer’s 100th anniversary

12:25pm: The Gilad Hekselman Trio
1:45pm: Ben Williams & Sound Effect
3:10pm: Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Gamak
4:35pm: Carmen Souza
6pm: The Gary Smulyan Quartet

12:30pm: The Donny McCaslin Group
1:50pm: Kevin Eubanks
3:20pm: Ladysmith Black Mambazo
5pm: The Preservation Hall Jazz Band
6:45pm: Tony Bennett
8:30pm: Buddy Guy

12noon: The Fabian Almazan Trio
1:20pm: The Ingrid Jensen Quartet
2:40pm: The Donny McCaslin Group
4pm: Brianna Thomas
5:25pm: The Chris Bergson Band

One thought on “Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival – Schedule of Performances”

  1. Tom Gaughan says:

    Once again we are in store for an amazing weekend of world class music. George Wein started this festival 36 years ago. Danny Melinyk has proven himself a worthy successor. Tony Bennett! Don’t forget that Dave Brubeck will be honored on Saturday with a star placed in his honor on the walk of fame. This will take place around 4pm. This is an amazing festival on many many levels. It deserves to be well attended.

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