2015 Set Times Announced

May 12th, 2015 No comments

The set times have been announced! Please see our 2015 Lineup Page for the set times and additional details.

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2015 Festival Tickets On Sale Tuesday March 24!

March 22nd, 2015 2 comments

Festival tickets will go on sale online via spac.org on Tuesday March 24.

Tickets for the festival range from $60 to $85 per day, with discounts for two-day passes available until May 1. Kids are free on the lawn with a paying adult, and kids are discounted in the amphitheater.

Box office and phone sales begin May 15.

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2015 Lineup Announced in its Entirety

March 9th, 2015 No comments

Please see our 2015 Lineup Page for discussion and additional details.

Saturday – June 27th



  • Steve Wilson and Wilsonian’s Grain featuring Orrin Evans, Ugonna Okegwo, and Bill Stewart
  • Theo Croker
  • Duchess featuring Amy Cervini, Hilary Gardner, and Melissa Stylianou
  • Omer Avital Quartet
  • Mike LeDonne Groover Quartet featuring Eric Alexander, Peter Bernstein, and Joe Farnsworth

Sunday – June 28th



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Festival Favorite Quinn Sullivan Live on NPR Tomorrow

December 10th, 2014 No comments

Fifteen-year old guitar prodigy Quinn Sullivan and his mentor, the legendary Buddy Guy, will lay down the licks LIVE on NPR’s OnPoint tomorrow, Wednesday December 10th, at 11AM EST.

You can listen live, or listen to the replay afterwards, on the web:

Quinn performed with Buddy Guy at the 2013 festival, and performed with his own band at the 2014 festival.

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Who Were Your Favorite 2014 Performers?

June 29th, 2014 4 comments

Performers in the poll below are listed in order: Saturday Amphitheater, Sunday Amphitheater, Saturday Gazebo, Sunday Gazebo. You can vote for your favorite 4!

Who Was Your Favorite 2014 Performer? (Vote up to 4.)

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The Wait is Almost Over

June 27th, 2014 No comments

It’s felt like a long wait, but the festival is finally here again!

It looks like the weather will be great!

Here is the essential info you need to navigate the weekend:

And here is some media coverage of the event to help you prepare:

Have a great weekend and enjoy the festival!

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2014 Set Times Announced

June 22nd, 2014 No comments

We are getting close! I have updated the 2014 Saratoga Jazz Fest Lineup with scheduled times for each artist!

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Debut Novel From Saratoga Native and Faithful Jazzfester, Jesse Miller

June 11th, 2014 No comments

Love the Saratoga Jazzfest? Love Saratoga Springs?

Then why not check out Ark (Chupa Cabra House, 2014), the intoxicating debut novel from Saratoga native and faithful Saratoga Jazzfester, Jesse Miller.

Ark features scenes set within the SPAC environs, as well as inside the many enticing watering holes of Saratoga Springs.

Follow the link to read an excerpt and get your own copy of Ark at Amazon.com!

About the book

Imagine the son of Cinderella and Noah.

That’s Alabaster Ash, professional window washer and amateur foot fetishist, thrall to his three physically fit, brutally aggressive stepsisters. After polishing foot after foot of glass in the gingerbread city of Candyland and cleaning up after the “wicked stairmasters,” he haunts the bars and streets looking for love and appreciation – or a really nice pair of feet.

Like it or not, Alabaster finds himself reliving and reimagining his parents’ lives as he roams from bar to bar, from thrill ride to stunt show in the linguistic funland that is Ark.

About the author

Jesse Miller teaches writing and literature courses at nearly every college in Maine. He was raised near Saratoga Springs, NY (aka Candyland), lives in Portland, and roots for the Red Sox.

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Which 2014 Performers Are You Most Looking Forward To?

June 1st, 2014 2 comments

To learn about unfamiliar artists you may want to consult our biographies of Saturday performers and biographies of Sunday performers.

Performers in the poll below are listed in order: Saturday Amphitheater, Sunday Amphitheater, Saturday Gazebo, Sunday Gazebo. You can vote for the 4 you are most looking forward to!

Which 2014 Performers Are You Most Looking Forward To? (Vote up to 4.)

  • Earth, Wind & Fire (Saturday Amphitheatre) (48%, 26 Votes)
  • Trombone Shorty (Sunday Ampitheatre) (43%, 23 Votes)
  • Terence Blanchard (Saturday Amphitheatre) (22%, 12 Votes)
  • Dr. Lonnie Smith Octet (Saturday Amphitheatre) (19%, 10 Votes)
  • Mike Stern/Bill Evans Band (Saturday Amphitheatre) (19%, 10 Votes)
  • Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra (Sunday Ampitheatre) (19%, 10 Votes)
  • Patti Austin (Sunday Ampitheatre) (15%, 8 Votes)
  • Newport Jazz Festival: Now 60 (Sunday Ampitheatre) (11%, 6 Votes)
  • Dave Holland Prism (Sunday Ampitheatre) (9%, 5 Votes)
  • Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters (Saturday Amphitheatre) (9%, 5 Votes)
  • Quinn Sullivan (Sunday Ampitheatre and Gazebo) (7%, 4 Votes)
  • Warren Wolf & Wolfpack (Sunday Gazebo) (7%, 4 Votes)
  • Mary Halvorson Trio (Saturday Gazebo) (7%, 4 Votes)
  • Robin McKelle & The Flytones (Saturday Ampitheatre and Gazebo) (6%, 3 Votes)
  • Jon Batiste & Stay Human (Saturday Amphitheatre) (6%, 3 Votes)
  • Marc Cary Focus Trio (Saturday Gazebo) (6%, 3 Votes)
  • Tim Berne’s Snakeoil (Sunday Gazebo) (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Jaimeo Brown with JD Allen & Chris Sholar (Saturday Gazebo) (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Melissa Aldana Crash Trio (Sunday Gazebo) (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Lew Tabackin Trio (Saturday Gazebo) (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Sean Jones Quartet (Sunday Gazebo) (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 54

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Sunday Lineup Details

May 29th, 2014 No comments

The following artists will perform on Sunday June 29 at the 2014 Saratoga Jazz Festival!

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