Botti and his band will headline the first day of the fest, Saturday, June 30, before heading north to play the Montreal Jazz Festival on Sunday, July 1.
His Freihofer Jazz Fest performance will be the trumpeter’s first appearance at SPAC since 2008, but it won’t be his last Nippertown show of the summer. Botti is also slated to play a concert at Tanglewood’s Ozawa Hall in Lenox on Sunday, August 5.
The annual Freihofer’s Jazz Festival is headed into SPAC on Saturday and Sunday, June 27-28, and while the SPAC folks used to be all hush-hush, top-secret, for-your-eyes-only about revealing the schedule of performers, they have apparently come to their senses and loosened up about all that.
Keep in mind that this is not only a festival, but a jazz festival, which means that some things – like the performers and the set times – can change. It’s jazz. Improvise.
Here’s the schedule:
SATURDAY, JUNE 27 ***********************
Noon: The Kendra Shank Quartet featuring Frank Kimbrough, Dean Johnson, and Tony Moreno
1:20pm: Mark Morganelli & the Jazz Forum Brazil Project featuring Monika Oliveira, John Hart, Nilson Matta and Adriano Santos
2:40pm: Kind of Blue @ 50: Jimmy Cobb’s So What Band featuring Wallace Roney, Vincent Herring, Javon Jackson, Larry Willis and Buster Williams
4:10pm: The Gary Burton Quartet Revisited with Pat Metheny, Steve Swallow and Antonio Sanchez
5:55pm: The Spanish Harlem Orchestra directed by Oscar Hernandez
7:25pm: SMV – Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller and Victor Wooten – The Thunder Tour!
9:15pm: Patti LaBelle
12:15pm: La Timbistica: The Berklee Latin All-Stars featuring Paul Stagnaro, Enrique “Kalani” Trinidad, Juan Maldonado, Marco Lopez, Niv Toar
1:35pm: The John Ellis Quintet featuring Aaron Goldberg, Mike Moreno, and Alan Hampton
2:55pm: The Dred Scott Trio featuring Ben Rubin and Tony Mason
4:15pm: The Kendra Shank Quartet featuring Frank Kimbrough, Dean Johnson and Tony Moreno
5:35pm: The Wallace Roney Quintet featuring Antoine Roney, Rashaan Carter, Aruan Ortiz and Kush Abadey
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