2017 Lineup

Saratoga Performing Arts Center exterior photo

The Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival will celebrate its 40th anniversary on Saturday June 24th and Sunday June 25th, 2017.

Saturday Lineup – June 24th

Amphitheater

Gazebo Stage

  • 12:15 -  1:20 ~ Aruán Ortiz Trio
  •  1:40 -  2:45 ~ Jack Broadbent
  •  3:05 -  4:10 ~ Dave Stryker Organ Quartet
  •  4:30 -  5:35 ~ Barbara Fasano
  •  5:55 -  7:00 ~ Shabaka & The Ancestors

Sunday Lineup – June 25th

Amphitheater

Gazebo Stage

  • 12:10 -  1:15 ~ Noah Preminger/Jason Palmer Quartet
  •  1:35 -  2:40 ~ Adam O’Farrill Quartet
  •  3:00 -  4:05 ~ Blind Boy Paxton
  •  4:25 -  5:30 ~ Jane Bunnett & Maqueque
  •  5:55 -  7:05 ~ Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles

Tickets

Tickets for the festival are available online at www.spac.org/tickets. New this year is a $20 amphitheater ticket option for children ages 15 and under and students with school-issued ID at time of entrance. Lawn seating is free for children ages 12 and under.

Single Day Adult 2-Day Pass Adult
Orchestra Pit $105 $190
Sections 1-7; Boxes $95 $170
Sections 8-12; 15
Front 16-17
$85 $150
Sections 13-14
Rear 16-17; 18-30
$75 $130
Lawn (General Admission) $65 $110

† 2-day pass discounts expired May 1, 2017

  • Children ages 12 and under are free on the lawn!
  • $20 student tickets are available online and in-person at the box office. Student tickets are only valid with school-issued ID at time of entrance (valid only in sections 13 & 14; 18-30).
  • $20 children’s amphitheater tickets, for kids aged 15 and under, are available online and in-person at the box office (excludes pit seats).

Notes

Thanks to Harvey Bernard Bloomfield for curating the streaming links so readers can preview some of the great music for no cost! If you you are new to Spotify, you should know it’s free to listen.

Help support this site, and get ready for the festival by shopping for Jazz CDs on Amazon.com.

SPAC exterior photo on this page licensed via CC-BY-SA-3.0/Matt H. Wade at Wikipedia.

  1. Captain AL
    October 23rd, 2017 at 10:41 | #1

    I saw Javon Jackson recently playing with Joann Brackeen, Jimmy Cobb, and Eddie Gomez…they were real good

  2. Sal Manila
    August 9th, 2017 at 12:53 | #2

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  4. DJ Jazzy Joe
    July 8th, 2017 at 11:51 | #4

    Listening to the new Steve Davis album, sounds like a perfect fit for next year!

  5. Chuck
    June 29th, 2017 at 08:38 | #5

    @Steve
    Respectfully Steve there would not be a festival if it wasn’t for the non-jazz part of the lineup. A totally straight jazz lineup would not sell. As it was 11 of the 23 performance slots were jazz (Stryker 2x, Ponty, Salvant, Jazz 100, Ortiz, Bunnett 2x, Hudson, Preminger/Palmer and O’Farrill). Most consider blues part of the jazz genre and there were three acts (Broadbent, Sullivan and Paxton). Further, cabaret/songbook is generally considered jazz (Fasano). This festival has traditionally featured world music acts (Shabaka and Gypsy Kings). Soul music has always been the component of this festival’s lineup that has sold the tickets (The Suffers, Khan, Bridgewater and “To Ray”). Finally, I don’t know what to say about the funk of Cory Henry but diversity is an asset at music festivals.

  6. Steve
    June 28th, 2017 at 15:37 | #6

    Great weekend as always, a good time was had by all….But need more Jazz…. It’s a Jazz Festival!!!!! Highlights for me were Stryker, Ponty, Hudson and Chaka Khan!!!! Didn’t see a need for Collier, especially positioned right before the days headliner…. Or see Gipsy Kings as a headliner…

  7. George
    June 28th, 2017 at 02:23 | #7

    Count me among those who thought the sound out on the lawn was pretty poor for Chaka Khan. It was especially disappointing after the lackluster performance of Jacob Collier. I was hoping that Chaka would end the night on a positive note, but with the sound problems it wasn’t to be.

    Sunday was better — I enjoyed Jane Bunnett/Maqueque more than I thought I would. And I agree that Quinn Sullivan has matured as a performer, quite a bit since his last appearance at the festival I thought, but he was more pop/rock than blues. “Is this Blues or Blues Traveler” my companion asked.

  8. Chuck
    June 27th, 2017 at 13:15 | #8

    Dee Dee stole the show with that “Memphis” set. Quinn Sullivan has matured and with him his performance. Less talk and singing and more rocking. “To Ray” was great, couldn’t stop smiling along. Those three acts made Sunday the surprisingly superior day. Saturday started out well with Dave Stryker as best of day. Jean Luc Ponty was excellent but got a little repetitive. The Suffers suffered from high expectations as I had seen them before. They were good but not as good as I had seen them in the past. Had a wonderful peaceful interlude at the Gazebo with Barbara Fasano and a sparse “crowd” of about 50. Jack Broadbent was good also on Saturday at the Gazebo. Sunday at the Gazebo was iffy. The first two acts (Preminger and O’Farrill were “science projects”. Jane Bunnett was a great act for the Gazebo. Blind Boy Paxton was too mellow for the fourth act when the crowds are larger and the audience is lit and in a party mood. He should have been on as the first act. Cory Henry started 40 minutes late after an agonizingly long sound check. I lost patience and went to the amphitheater. Aruan Ortiz and Shabaka did nothing for me. Cecile Salvant could not be heard on the lawn and was the only act that so suffered. I’ve seen her before and she should be at the Gazebo. Caught very little of Jazz 100. Jacob Collier was the worst featured main stage act in memory. Danny Melnick’s most glaring miss in an excellent near two decades. Didn’t see Chaka but was told by all that she was terrible and that the sound was bad and hideously loud. Heard not one positive review. Only heard a little of “Hudson”, was intrigued but went for Jane Bunnett at the Gazebo and didn’t regret it. Didn’t see the Gypsy Kings, a friend said they were so-so. The new Gazebo is excellent save for the loss of most of the limited amount of shade that previously existed. Sound in the amphitheater and on the lawn was fine save for the aforementioned Cecile Salvant set.

  9. Steve S
    June 27th, 2017 at 12:54 | #9

    Sound on the lawn was best it has been in a while. To Jazzfan, if you don’t want concert level volume, pitch a tent up under the trees in the flats 🙂 Lots of good music: Hudson, Stryker, Ponty, BLIND BOY PAXTON!!!!, Gypsy Kings, Mequeque. Only a couple disappointments. The Ray tribute was pretty uninspired. I couldn’t figure out why Collier was there. Same with Sullivan. Neither of them played jazz…and Quinn hardly even played any blues…just some lame, teenager pop. (Kind of a surprise, cuz he wailed on blues guitar when I saw him with Buddy.)

    But on the whole, I thought there was lots worth hearing. See you in 2018!

  10. harvey Bloomfield
    June 27th, 2017 at 07:30 | #10

    June 23 & 24 2018

  11. admin
    June 26th, 2017 at 20:29 | #11

    @martin crowe
    The 2018 festival will be June 23rd and 24th — the last full weekend in June.

  12. martin crowe
    June 26th, 2017 at 20:21 | #12

    By chance do you know the dates for 2018 ?

  13. Harvey Bloomfield
    June 26th, 2017 at 06:21 | #13

    2nd day One word Dee Dee (two words) I am not sure she had done a set like this in previous times at SPAC this set smoking. Jane Cuban music was infectious. Hudson was up and down for me, but great musicians. Would have like to hear more sax fro Maceo and it felt like a Las Vegas show. Again congrats on a great 2 days Artist I would like to see Male vocalist Kurt Elling and Tower of Power. congrats on this year Looking forward to next year.
    PS Sound outside on lawn fine , A better sound is needed in side

  14. DJ Jazzy Joe
    June 25th, 2017 at 17:25 | #14

    Danny just said see you next year at the gazebo — I’m taking that as we all live another year!

  15. George
    June 25th, 2017 at 11:35 | #15

    I agree about Jacob Collier. I didn’t get it, and it seemed like he didn’t connect with the crowd at all. Maybe it’s a generational thing?

  16. Jazz Fan
    June 25th, 2017 at 09:08 | #16

    Some great shows Saturday, but Chaka Khan was far too loud – at the end it was really painful I. The lawn. Please make sure you turn the volume back down today. Remember a lot of us jazz fans don’t want to be subjected rock and roll volumes. Thanks!!!

  17. Harvey Bernard Bloomfield
    June 25th, 2017 at 06:05 | #17

    One word for the firest day SUFFERS This festival never fails to deliver great music but this performance went beyond that. whole day was good Stryker solid band Ponty brought back fusion memories Maybe just me Jacob Collier is very talented but the performance felt gimimickyou and lack the warmth in the music. Looking forward to day 2 Ps great new gazebo stage

  18. DJ Jazzy Joe
    June 23rd, 2017 at 04:52 | #18

    Finally down to just a day left! I’m ready for the music to start! See everyone tomorrow!

  19. Danny Melnick (Producer)
    June 22nd, 2017 at 17:21 | #19

    My car is packed!! Is yours?!? 😉 The weather forecast looks really good and the music will be flowing all weekend. We have a new gazebo stage too! I am incredibly proud to be producing the 40th festival this weekend and hope you will be there to celebrate this great American and global art form. Please say hello if you can. Thanks so much – DM

  20. Harvey Bernard Bloomfield
    June 21st, 2017 at 11:05 | #20

    For those who have passed
    Dave Pell
    Chuck Berry
    Tommy LiPuma
    Al Jarreau
    Mose Allison
    Fred Anderson
    Gato Barbieri
    Larry Coryell
    Svend Asmussen 3 wees short of 101
    Chuck Stewart And Ed Berger Photographer and Jazz Writer
    Buddy Greco
    Nat Hentoff
    Hod O’Brien
    Bob Cranshaw
    Rudy Van Gelder
    Toots Thielemans
    Bobby Hutcherson
    Phil Woods
    Jeremy Steig
    Don Friedman
    Doug Raney

  21. Harvey Bernard Bloomfield
    June 21st, 2017 at 10:52 | #21

    I have to make some comments First this is the bestmusic bargain for seeing so many artist in one place that will be in Montreal , Toronto and in between in separate concerts and we get them all together for the cost of a single ticket . As to no name big name jazz artist. For me this line up is a treasure trove Dave Stryker amazing guitarist with a huge discography along with Eric Alexander and the best of the new organists Jared Gold. Jean Luc Ponty Come on. Cecile Savant top jazz vocals . All Star Jazz 100 band along with some new artist I am anxious to hear A great Saturday
    Sunday as well along with R &B with Macero Parker and World Gypsy Kings Blues with Quinn. Also On the gazebo Noah Preminger/Jason Palmer Quartet Adam O’Farrill Quartet
    We lost a lot of greats this year and a shot out to Gary Burton who has retired Jazz is alive and well and getting better

  22. Chuck
    June 18th, 2017 at 08:20 | #22

    @admin
    Thank you.

  23. admin
    June 17th, 2017 at 13:23 | #23

    @Chuck I’ve updated the lineup with scheduled set times!

  24. Chuck
    June 17th, 2017 at 09:11 | #24

    When will we have the schedule?

  25. Cynde
    June 6th, 2017 at 09:06 | #25

    I enjoy the Saratoga Jazz festival. The venue is fantastic. I grew up in the area and have moved to another state but I love coming back to attend the Saratoga Jazz Fest. The last time I attended was 2015 and the shows were amazing. I’m open to listening to all artists that you bring and I’ve read the comments from my fellow jazz lovers. I just attended the three day Capital jazz fest in Columbia MD. It was amazing and the artists were fantastic. You can view the lineup online. There were additional artists added to the line up such as Gerald Albright and Jonathan Butler to name a few. I’m sure these artists command a lot of money but I would bet that The Saratoga Jazz Fest would bring in the funds to cover the cost and still make a huge profit due to its location to other major cities. Keep giving us great music!!

  26. DJ Jazzy Joe
    May 24th, 2017 at 18:09 | #26

    Finally down to 30 days to the festival! I can’t wait for this years.

  27. john Price Jr.
    May 24th, 2017 at 09:01 | #27

    I have been attending this fest. since 1987. I have also be fortunate enough to get the same spot on the lawn area. Although I remember running across the bridge. I don’t miss it. I’m a LOT older and can’t compete. Even though a few of us meet each year at 5:30 am.. We still get excited while waiting. First come first served. Now that we are escorted across the bridge. It makes it a little easier to get that spot.
    As the years have been kind to many of the fans. We all get a little sad when a favorite artist passes away. But we truly have been blessed to Mr. D. Melnick continue to present a wide selection of new and old performers. So, as long as Dan is in charge, I know I’ll never be disappointed attending the Friehofers Jazz Festival at Saratoga Springs, NY.

    ‘KEEP SERVING THE EARFOOD DAN”

  28. Danny Melnick (producer)
    May 22nd, 2017 at 12:13 | #28

    @Joe Carroll
    Hi Joe – thanks for the comment. Remember that almost all of the “big name jazz artists” are gone. With regards to your sons, we are now offering a $20 student ticket. This is for rear reserved seats and all of the lawn. This is a new ticket price we are offering. Check spac.org for the details. Best DM

  29. Joe Carroll
    May 20th, 2017 at 17:19 | #29

    I’ve been going since 1987 and I truely agree with the overriding sentiment; the Saratoga Jazz festival is simply not the same anymore. No more big name jazz artists and the prices are through the roof. My wife and I use to bring our two sons when they were little. They’re now teenagers but gee whiz, at this point, it would cost us $400 for the four of us and that’s just for one day!
    Smh…..

  30. Danny Melnick (producer)
    May 18th, 2017 at 10:04 | #30

    @Joe M
    Please share your suggestions. We are ahead in ticket sales from last year and most everyone seems to be extremely enthusiastic about the festival. I was at SPAC yesterday for their public board meeting and people were telling me how excited they are. DM

  31. Joe M
    May 17th, 2017 at 10:32 | #31

    @debbie bronx
    I truly agree Debbie. Just don’t know what Danny is thinking about improving the lineup.

  32. Danny Melnick (producer)
    May 15th, 2017 at 10:15 | #32

    Hi Friends – Happy spring to everyone. We are 40 days out. I can’t believe it. The SPAC Box office opened on Saturday and we are in full “swing” with our production and marketing efforts. We are so excited about the 40th festival and how everything is coming together. Looking forward to seeing everyone at the park real soon. It’s gonna’ be fabulous. Best DM

  33. debbie bronx
    May 10th, 2017 at 13:32 | #33

    I’m a jazz lover from way back. Been going to Saratoga for over 32 years. Now prices are up and

    lineup is disappointing. I love the SPAC Atmosphere of the past. Things they are a changing !!

  34. Scott Staub
    May 2nd, 2017 at 10:58 | #34

    @Joe M

    Maceo Parker and the Ray Charles Orchestra may not be some big name draw. But that’s a heck of band for Sunday Night.
    Hudson has some legends in that band also.

  35. Martin Crowe
    April 28th, 2017 at 15:28 | #35

    @Joe M
    This looks like the greatest lineup in the history of the whole festival, I can’t wait !!!

  36. Joe M
    April 26th, 2017 at 09:12 | #36

    Saratoga Jazz is definitely deteriorating due to the lineup. No more mix of fusion/contemporary jazz. Sunday lineup is the worst. I cant even figure out who’s the headliner for Sunday. Very disappointing. The attendance is going down almost every year. I have been doing this Jazz Festival for about 30 years. I would say, till early 2000 things were really great.

  37. pedritonaz
    April 26th, 2017 at 06:50 | #37

    Danny, wanted to thank you for your efforts. Everybody knows you can’t please all the people all the time. One thing I haven’t seen much of a Saratoga are jazz fusion bands. Have you ever looked into any of today’s artists? I know Satriani might be out of ballpark, but how about artists like Alan Pasqua, Oz Noy, Alan Morse, Jim Weider, Jeff Kollman, Daryll Dobson, Billy Cobham, Tore Morten Andreassen, etc. I’m not an expert on the style, but I do like it for a change in my jazz listening.

  38. Danny Melnick (producer)
    April 18th, 2017 at 19:37 | #38

    Jacob Collier will be featured on Harry Connick, Jr.’s TV show tomorrow, Wed., April 19.

    https://harrytv.com/episodes/april-19/

  39. Danny Melnick (producer)
    April 14th, 2017 at 11:43 | #39

    70 DAYS!!! C’mon people!!! PSYCHED!!!

  40. Danny Melnick (producer)
    March 15th, 2017 at 18:27 | #40

    100 DAYS!!!!!

  41. Steve S
    March 14th, 2017 at 07:00 | #41

    Love this festival so much, but I also gave up on inside seats a few years ago. Not worth the added $$ to get lousy seats. That said, it really is a bargain compared to any single act shows you’re likely to see. The thing I love about this festival is that it’s all in one venue, for one price. I’d like to go to Montreal sometime, but the cost of staying there, then having to pay for tickets to each of the big name shows would far exceed what we get for a weekend in Saratoga. Those festivals might be great for “locals”, but for a weekend deal, Freihofer’s Jazz festival can’t be beat. Thanks, Danny!!

  42. Howie Gold
    February 23rd, 2017 at 17:29 | #42

    Thanks for clearing that up Danny, I can’t even imagine the “stuff” you have to deal with to organize this event! And you are right, it is an incredible value to see Jean Luc, Jacob, and Chaka for $100 let alone all the other great talent in the same place on the same day.

  43. Danny Melnick (producer)
    February 23rd, 2017 at 10:24 | #43

    @Howie Gold
    Hi Howie – thank you very much for your comments and support.

    I think about the value of the festival constantly and see how single artist concerts throughout the region are upwards of $100+++ for the best seats and the festival, to me, seems like the greatest bargain on earth!

    The Pieces of A Dream issue was entirely their tour manager’s error. He thought they had a 45 minute set and told them that before they went on. I didn’t know that. I was so surprised when they finished. I looked at him and said, “they have 15 more minutes!” To which he replied, “No, we did our 45.” And I just frowned and showed him the schedule posted on the wall. By that time the stage crew was striking the gear and it was too late. I was bummed out too because I wanted them to play longer and scheduled the time for them to do that. Show business!

    Best DM

  44. Howie Gold
    February 22nd, 2017 at 17:04 | #44

    I would like to thank Danny Melnick for all the incredible music you have turned us on to at Saratoga. I have attended 35 of these, and with a friend was a long time SPAC member just so we could get tickets in the pit. With the increased costs, logistics, and competition of getting “big name” artists it has become much more difficult to have line-ups like those of early years. The addition of the Gazebo and improvements to the overall facilities have made this a great weekend of music! There are some things that affect my decision to attend each year that I would like to point out. The overall cost of the entire weekend makes it tough for people with lower incomes and limited budgets. Most places require a three or four night stay, if you can even find a nice place that is not sold out already. While lawn tickets remain stable, the difficulty of finding good seats inside has gotten out of hand. I understand the need to reward SPAC members, but on the first day of online sales only seats on the extreme outside sections were available. At $100 per person per day that makes it an expensive weekend for not so good seats. We really looked forward to the return of Pieces Of A Dream after “discovering” them so many years ago, only to have their set limited because Joey Alexander played over his allotted time. Yes the years of playing past midnight are long gone, and I understand the need to keep to a tight schedule but that was really disappointing! Perhaps less acts will allow for longer performances, but allowing one artist to cut into another’s time is not fair to the performers or the patrons. These are factors that we consider when deciding whether to attend each year. So this will be one of those years where we will probably attend just one day if the weather is nice. The drive from Syracuse is not too bad, but I wonder how many people will skip for similar reasons. In the past we had to compete with our own jazzfest on the same weekend, but not this year because our organizers have changed the dates. With that in mind if any of you are interested in a great weekend of music I suggest you check out Syracuse Jazzfest which is FREE…http://syracusejazzfest.com/ Great mix of local and national acts FREE. Hope to see some of you there! Thanks again Danny for all your hard work.

  45. February 21st, 2017 at 16:16 | #45

    2nd that @CPF

  46. CPF
    February 18th, 2017 at 23:20 | #46

    With more jazz fests big or small seeming to pop up around the country (and the globe) I would think producing an all-star lineup would be a pretty hard effort. Yeah, sure the lineups have been greater in years past, especially in those first ten years or so, but that doesn’t mean you aren’t going to discover some artists that you like. We, and our friends still look forward to “The Hang” every year. It can’t be easy putting this event together every year with so many other fests occurring around that time. Hey, man, it’s still a good time, good atmosphere, and with good weather for us it’s our official start of summer.

  47. February 16th, 2017 at 15:09 | #47

    @Danny Melnick (producer)
    There is number of videos on You Tube that show this technology that records him playing various instruments in real time and plays it back like a montage a quartet or quintet of him People will be blown away but it has to be real dark thus his late start time

  48. Danny Melnick (producer)
    February 15th, 2017 at 11:33 | #48

    Congratulations to Jacob Collier, who won two Grammy Awards on Sunday! His solo performance at the festival on Saturday, June 24 will feature a multi-media video component using MIT created technology. This will be something never seen before at the festival and I am so proud to be presenting him.

    http://mta.mit.edu/events/jacob-collier-imagination-charts

    Best DM

  49. Scott Staub
    February 9th, 2017 at 09:49 | #49

    Im sure the lineup will speak for itself. Now if Danny could just book two days of sunshine. Then we would all be happy!

  50. Danny Melnick (producer)
    January 29th, 2017 at 22:14 | #50

    @Thom
    Thom – I have been booking the festival since 1999. Chaka hasn’t been there since 1996. 21 years. Dee Dee will be named an NEA Jazz Master in April and is one of few artists still alive and performing who appeared at the first festival. She was last in Saratoga 6 years ago.

    Who would you like to see?

    Best DM

  51. jack newberry
    January 29th, 2017 at 21:23 | #51
  52. January 29th, 2017 at 20:57 | #52

    Come on guys It a great 2 days of music which I enjoy every year Its not a perfect world and I am sure booking with a budget and getting performers on certain dates is difficult. So enjoy it for what it is 2 days of hopefully sunshine meeting old friends and chill out There is too much stress in the world Enjoy

  53. Kenya Richardson
    January 29th, 2017 at 20:30 | #53

    What’s going on!
    Each year it get worse!!!
    Its sad who is n charge of bookings!! I notice less people come every year! Saratoga Use to be Awesome😕

  54. January 29th, 2017 at 17:59 | #54

    Check out the artist I have not heard of and your addition of the The Suffers is a going to be a hit of the festival. Not jazz but old school R & B Hera is a link to there video
    https://youtu.be/NcqS5TSzTWY
    Great original catchy songs

  55. Jack Newberry
    January 29th, 2017 at 14:35 | #55

    Lets just hope the sun is shining… the rest will take care of itself

  56. January 29th, 2017 at 14:18 | #56

    For me the festival is a weekend away to discover new music and connect with trad jazz blues r and b l love it all. As I did last year I will get together some links on all the artist streaming
    Jason Collier looks real interesting as his concert video showith

  57. Chuck
    January 29th, 2017 at 12:52 | #57

    One of the things I want from a music festival is to see people that I would not normally spend the time, energy and money on their own. This year does that for me with The Gypsy Kings. Also I want to be introduced to new artists. Jacob Collier, Barbara Fasano, Jack Broadbent, and Cory Henry do that for me. Further, I seek diversity. This lineup is quite diverse with much of the bill being straight jazz (Ponty, Salvant, Jazz 100, Hudson, Bridgewater, Preminger/Palmer), while also offering Latin jazz (O’Farrill and Ortiz). There’s always a soul quotient to Saratoga and Khan, To Ray and The Suffers fill that nicely. (The Suffers are a terrific soul/funk/Latin influenced band with a lead singer Kam Franklin that is the real deal. Saw them in Bristol, Va. at the Rhythm and Roots Reunion.). There is usually a blues component and Broadbent, Sullivan and Paxton cover that though if I never saw Quinn Sullivan again it would be OK. Stryker, Bunnet and Henry supply some funk and world influences. Yes it is not star studded and probably not as good as last year which was one of the best in recent years. The festival scene is more competitive each year and Saratoga has nowhere near the financial pull that most of the other festivals have. It’s also usually a beautiful social event. Go with lessened expectations perhaps and hopefully be pleasantly surprised.

  58. Thom
    January 29th, 2017 at 12:00 | #58

    Whoever makes these performance selections should be fired. There used to be top rate talent at Saratoga, not any more. Another year of Dee Dee Bridgewater and Chaka Khan. Really?

  59. Thom
    January 29th, 2017 at 11:52 | #59

    Another disappointing lineup. Each year it gets worse and worse. It’s a jazz festival, how about including some well known jazz stars. Again with Chaka Khan…Are you kidding me. this is embarrassing.

  60. Chuck
    January 27th, 2017 at 11:21 | #60

    The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Fair lineup is out today. Often Saratoga has some of the same acts. Lots of Cuban music including the legendary Chucho Valdes on the bill.

  61. Tim Kopsky
    January 23rd, 2017 at 14:29 | #61

    Thanks Danny !! can’t wait, and Scott… I will see you there !

  62. Danny Melnick (producer)
    January 22nd, 2017 at 09:09 | #62

    @Scott Staub
    Hi Scott – the official website for the festival is spac.org

    It will be listed there and you can sign up there for our email blast.

    We are announcing the line-up next Sunday, January 29!

    Best DM

  63. Scott Staub
    January 20th, 2017 at 09:40 | #63

    Where is the announcement going to be listed first?