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Published: 2011/04/26

Angelique Kidjo, Donald Harrison Jr., Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, The Bad Plus, Ben Allison Confirmed for Freihofer’s Jazz Festival

Saratoga Springs, NY’s annual Freihofer’s Jazz Festival will return this summer. The two-day event will take place at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on June 25 and 26 featuring a mix of mainstream jazz and other roots-oriented musicians.

The festival’s June 25 offerings include Michael McDonald, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jack Dejohnette Group featuring Rudresh Mahanthappa, Eliane Elias, Ben Allison Band, Lionel Louke Trio, Ben Allison Blindfold Test W/Dan Ouellette, Lionel Louke Trio, Steve Cardenas Trio With Ben Allison & Rudy Royston and Hilary Kole. George Wein will also perform with The Newport All Stars: Howard Alden, Lew Tabackin, Anat Cohen, Randy Brecker, Peter Washington and Lewis Nash.

Freihofer’s Jazz Festival’s June 26 lineup will feature a headlining performance by Sing The Truth! (Angelique Kidjo, Dianne Reeves and Lizz Wright) offering a celebration of the legacies of Miriam Makeba, Abbey Lincoln and Odetta. The day’s festivities will also include A Night In Treme (The Musical Majesty of New Orleans) w/ Donald Harrison Jr. & special guests, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, The Bad Plus, Tia Fuller Quartet, Pedrito Martinez Group, David Binney, Matt Slocum Trio, Brian Mitchell Band, Pedrito Martinez Group and Rebecca Coupe Franks.

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