Jazz legend GEORGE BENSON, Grammy® award winning artist NORAH JONES, and festival favorite TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE headline the two-day festival presenting 22 groups, including 15 festival debuts, and 7 female-led ensembles on Saturday, June 29 and Sunday, June 30. Back by popular demand is also Los Van Van 50th Anniversary, Django Festival All-Stars with Edmar Castañeda and Grace Kelly, Joshua Redman Quartet, and James Carter Organ Trio.
Fifteen emerging artists making their Saratoga debuts include Kandace Springs, Donna Grantis, Joey DeFrancesco Trio, Mercy Project which features Jon Cowherd, Brian Blade, John Patitucci, and Steve Cardenas, Antonio Sanchez & Migration, and Cha Wa. The festival will also feature a record number of groups led by female artists, highlighted by Allison Miller, Veronica Swift, Ruthie Foster and Youn Sun Nah.
Performances will begin on the Charles R. Wood “Jazz Discovery” Stage at 12pm and 11am respectively. Performances on SPAC’s Amphitheater Stage will begin at 2pm and 1pm respectively.
While two-days and two-stages of live, world class jazz is the centerpiece of the weekend, fans can also enjoy a host of amenities including a fine arts and crafts fair, CD signings by artists, southern style barbeque and other food vendors. Guests are welcome to bring in their own food and beverages, as well as blankets, tents and lawn umbrellas. Parking for the event is free.
$20 student and child amphitheater passes are available for children ages 15 and under and students with school-issued ID at time of entrance. Children ages 15 and under are free on the lawn.
Click here to purchase tickets: https://spac.org/?post_type=spac_events&s=jazz