Tony Bennett, Buddy Guy, David Sanborn & Bob James, McCoy Tyner Quartet, John Scofield, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and More Confirmed for Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival
Tony Bennett, Buddy Guy, David Sanborn & Bob James, McCoy Tyner Quartet featuring special guest John Scofield and Preservation Hall Jazz Band are among the acts confirmed for the 36th annual Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival. The two-day festival will take place at Saratoga Springs, NY’s Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Saturday, June 29 and Sunday, June 30. Other confirmed acts include: Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, former Tonight Show musical director Kevin Eubanks, Gregory Porter, Donny McCaslin Group with Jason Lindner, Tim Lefebvre & Mark Guiliana, Chris Bergson Band with Jay Collins, Craig Dreyer, Matt Clohesy & Tony Leone, Ben Williams & Sound Effect and Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Gamak, among others.
The festival was founded in 1978 by jazz impresario George Wein, the man responsible for the Newport Folk Festival, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and the Newport Jazz Festival. An additional headliner will be confirmed in the coming weeks.