Celebrating its 41th anniversary over the June 23rd weekend, the 2018 Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival at the Saratoga's Performing Arts center in Saratoga Springs N.Y., featured a great program presenting a wide range of music. Musicians who came to join the celebration included icon Herbie Hancock, rising star Jazzmeia Horn and Sammy Miller and the Congregation just to name a few. I have included several photos that captured the spirit and sounds of this venerable festival.
I love jazz because it has allowed me to find my own voice.
I was first exposed to jazz as a child through my parents.
The best show I ever attended was Cassandra Wilson and Dianne Reeves. AMAZING!!!
The first jazz record I bought was Carmen Sings Monk.
My advice to new listeners is to listen with your heart and feel with your experiences.