Win FREE tix to Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Fest @ SPAC

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The annual Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival takes over the Saratoga Performing Arts Center this weekend, and we’ve got two pairs of two-day lawn tickets to give away.

Saturday’s line-up features Al Jarreau & the George Duke Trio, Sax For Stax (featuring Gerald Albright & Kirk Whalum), Ahmad Jamal, Taj Mahal, Al Di Meola’s World Sinfonia, Evan Christopher, the Mario Abney Quintet, the Tomasz Stanko Quartet, Alyssa Graham, the JD Allen Trio and the Steve Kroon Sextet.

On Sunday, the roster of musical talent includes Gladys Knight, Juan De Marcos & the Afro Cuban All Stars, the Ramsey Lewis Trio, Ann Hampton Callaway, Stefon Harris & Blackout, Trio of OZ (featuring Rachel Z and Omar Hakim), the Linda Oh Trio, the Kendrick Scott Oracle, the Ralph Lalama Quartet and Hailey Niswanger.

To enter to win Jazz Fest tix, simply hit the “Comment” button below, and tell us the name of your favorite jazz musician or band. Be sure to include your email address (we won’t publish it), so we can notify you if you win. We’ll pick TWO winners at random on Friday morning. Good luck!. Congratulations, Kim and Mike!

29 Comments
  1. Matt Vassallo says

    Thelonious Monk! Best ever!

  2. Debra Marks says

    Anders Osborne (New Orleans Jazz Fest). Awesome band!

  3. Jon says

    John Coltrane! No one can compare!

  4. Brian says

    Michael Brecker.

  5. Andrew Gregory says

    Dave Brubeck is my sentimental favorite, because “Take 5” was the first jazz album I ever heard when I was in single-digit age. Well, that and Stan Kenton…

  6. Amy--Travelgerl says

    LOUIS ARMSTRONG……..HANDS DOWN!!!!

  7. LP says

    Tomasz Stanko Quartet is a favorite…and he is in the traditionally fantastic (usually steals the Fest 1st slot at the gazebo stage on Saturday)!!!!! It should make my weekend.

  8. Melinda says

    Miles Davis

  9. Ken says

    It’s a question with a thousand different answers for a thousand different moments, but. . .

    Based on world-class musicianship AND that home field edge, I go with Nick Brignola.

  10. Kirsten says

    Love me some Grant Green.

  11. Mark Foster says

    Tony Williams

  12. Kim says

    John Scofield is a close tie with Billie Holiday

  13. Cheryl Jenks says

    Brad Mehldau playing with Josh Redman. mmmmmmmm.

  14. Richard Brody says

    living – Terence Blanchard
    Passed – John Coltrane

  15. Rich R says

    DJ Jazzy Jeff ?!?!?!?!

    – just joking
    I like David Sanborn.

  16. Josh says

    Miles Davis!

  17. Mike says

    Charles Mingus

  18. R Millis says

    Miles/Coltrane/Adderly/Chamber/Cobb/Evans @ Kind of Blue session

  19. Terry says

    Duke Ellington Band

  20. steve ward says

    Tina Brooks, Trane, Grant Green, Cannonball’s sextet

  21. Andy M. says

    Mingus Mingus Mingus!

  22. Adam says

    Charlie Parker

  23. Nicole says

    Wynton Marsalis

  24. Craig says

    I love Ramsey Lewis!

  25. Matthew says

    John Scofield’s the man.

  26. DaveB says

    Diana Krall

  27. Bekcs says

    Wynton Marsalis

  28. CC says

    Miles Davis!!

  29. Mike says

    Miles Davis

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