New Band Announced for SPAC Jazz Fest

January 9th, 2015, 10:00 am by Greg

Nearly 50 years after releasing his first recording as a teenager, R&B singer Sonny Knight is slated to make his Saratoga Performing Arts Center debut as a featured performer at Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival on Sunday, June 28.

Last year, the 65-year-old Knight and his new band the Lakers recorded their debut album together, I’m Still Here, for the Minnesota-based Secret Stash Records. Proving that there’s still plenty of soul and funk in the singer, Sonny Knight & the Lakers barnstormed all across the country as well as Europe, where they played clubs, concerts and festivals in France, the Netherlands, Belgium and Spain.

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Sonny Knight & the Lakers are the second act to be announced for the 38th annual Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival. Last month Theo Croker was announced to perform on Saturday, June 27.