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Freihofer Saratoga Jazz Festival 2019

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Celebrating its 42nd anniversary over the June 29th weekend, the 2019 Freihofer 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. Over 25 featured artist played over two days across two stages with headliner George Benson taking the Amphitheater stage Saturday night. Other featured artist included Norah Jones, Trombone Shorty, Joshua Redman and Veronica Swift just to name a few. This festival is a must for ...

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Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival 2019

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Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival Saratoga Performing Arts Center Saratoga Springs, NY June 29-30, 2019 High-level musicianship came to the forefront at the 42nd edition of Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival, and Mother Nature cooperated at the essentially outdoor event. Both of those factors resulted in one of the largest crowds in the past decade or so. What those crowds saw were outstanding performances by vocalists, killer music from some of jazz music's standard ...

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Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival 2017

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Celebrating it's 40th anniversary the 2017 Freihofer Saratoga Jazz Festival taking place at Saratoga's Performing Arts center in Saratoga Springs N.Y June 24th and 25th, had a great lineup of musicians performing a wide range of music for everyone's listening pleasure. Musicians who came to join the celebration included Jean-Luc Ponty, Cecile McLorin Salvant and the Gipsy Kings just to name a few. I have included several photos that captured the spirit and sounds of this venerable festival.

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Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival 2017

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Saratoga Performing Arts Center Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival Saratoga Springs, NY June 24-25, 2017 Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival celebrated its 40th anniversary this year and it was done in fine fashion. Acts from the very first festival in 1978 (A George Wein creation) appeared, as well as young up-and-coming artists. The latter has become a staple of the festival. Producer Danny Melnick (who worked for Wein for many years) goes out of his way to ...

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Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival 2016

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Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival Saratoga Performing Arts Center Saratoga Springs, NY June 25-26, 2016 Plenty of fine music was presented at the 2016 version of Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival by musicians young, old and in between. On piano, for instance, it ranged from Joey Alexander, who turned 13 on the day he performed, to Chick Corea, who turned 75 two weeks before he performed. But special kudos for the weekend ...

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Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival 2015

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Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival 2015 Saratoga Performing Arts Center Saratoga Springs, NY June 27-28, 2015 While jazz is closely associated with horns (even though there are few instruments now employed at some point across the genre) it was a couple of guitar slingers that helped light up the skies at Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival in June when the sun refused to do so for two days at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. The ...

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Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival 2014

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Saratoga Performing Arts Center Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival Saratoga Springs, NY June 28-29, 2014 Perfect weather accented this years Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival, an event that had an eclectic mix of young musicians with interesting ideas and approaches, and veterans who deliver consistently. The weather is always a factor because it's primarily an outdoor festival for two days, on two stages, at the beautiful Saratoga Performing Arts Center. (There is some covered amphitheater ...

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Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival, Saratoga Springs, NY, June 29-30, 2013

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Saratoga Performing Arts CenterFreihofer's Saratoga Jazz FestivalSaratoga Springs, NYJune 29-30, 2013 Fiery music that burned with intensity, eclectic compositions that shifted in time signature and tempo, sweet melodies and down-home dirty blues--all were heard at this year's Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival in upstate New York, an event that is among the finest of its kind. It's a true outdoor festival where the musicians come to the audience within a venue that is gorgeous and relaxing. ...

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Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival: Saratoga Springs, NY, June 30-July 1, 2012

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Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz FestivalSaratoga Performing Arts CenterSaratoga Springs, NYJune 30-July 1, 2012Fantastic music was plentiful at the 35th Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival. It usually is. But 2012 seemed to have the right vibe throughout. Part of it was the great weather on both days. Primarily an outdoor festival (though there is some covered seating), the people are always upbeat and cool at what is perhaps jazz's best picnic/party every year.But something ...

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Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival: June 25-26, 2011

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Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz FestivalSaratoga Performing Arts CenterSaratoga Springs, NYJune 25-26, 2011This year's Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival, the 34th edition of the upstate New York event, featured a great touch when famed jazz impresario George Wein was awarded a star on the Saratoga Performing Arts Center Walk of Fame. Wein created the festival, fashioning it as an outdoor event in the mold of the iconic Newport Jazz Festival, and produced it until 2007, when he thought ...

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Freihofer's Jazz Festival 2010: 33rd Edition is Strong

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2010 Freihofer's Jazz FestivalSaratoga Springs, NYJune 26-27, 2010 Watching Kendrick Scott's Oracle band in the warmth and sunshine of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center recently brought into focus everything that's good about the two-day event created by legendary impresario George Wein in 1978 and carried on more than capably by Danny Melnick's Absolutely Live production group (in conjunction with SPAC) since 2007.

The event, held June 26-27 in Saratoga Springs, NY, features bands on ...