2024 Lineup

The Saratoga Jazz Festival will return to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) on its traditional weekend, Saturday June 29 and Sunday June 30, 2024!

Saturday June 29 Lineup

Subject to change.

  • Lake Street Dive 
  • Samara Joy 
  • Yussef Dayes 
  • Joey Alexander Trio with special guest Theo Croker 
  • Cimafunk with special guest Pedrito Martinez 
  • The New Orleans Groove Masters featuring Herlin Riley, Jason Marsalis & Shannon Powell 
  • Tia Fuller 
  • Steven Bernstein’s Millennial Territory Orchestra 
  • Theo Croker 
  • Coco Montoya 
  • Harold Lopez-Nussa  
  • Sara Caswell Quartet 

Sunday June 30 Lineup

Subject to change.

  • Norah Jones
  • Laufey
  • Stanley Clarke N*4Ever
  • Terence Blanchard Sextet
  • Cory Henry
  • Pedrito Martinez Group
  • Miguel Zenon Quartet
  • Olatuja!
  • Helen Sung presents Quartet+
  • Skidmore Jazz Institute Faculty All-Stars Centennial Celebration of Max Roach, Bud Powell & J.J. Johnson featuring Clay Jenkins, Steve Wilson, Steve Davis, Mike Moreno, Bill Cunliffe, Todd Coolman & Dennis Mackrel

4 replies on “2024 Lineup”

Check out what Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival producer, Danny Melnick, has to say about this year’s lineup!

Happy April. We are now just a few months away from the festival and, as always, it seems as though we are moving so fast through time. Seemingly all of sudden, we’re together again, at SPAC, celebrating life, music, summer and all that the festival represents to each of us as individuals and as a community.

A few weeks ago, I watched the PBS American Masters documentary on Roberta Flack and was blown away by how diverse her repertoire was in the late 1960s and into the early 1970s. She could play and sing “it all” and stuck to her guns against all that the “music business” and society threw at her. Hers is a story of talent, knowledge, fortitude, grace, and power.

A week later, Beyoncé released her epic album, Cowboy Carter. Journalists, and most people, have been calling it her “country album,” but it’s so much more. It’s everything. Jon Batiste, who co-wrote and co-produced the epic opening track “Ameriican Requiem,” said, on his social media, “This is the moment y’all, where we dismantle the genre machine…”

I’ve been thinking a lot about the festival, as I do every day, and it’s genre-breaking and bending history. Since 1978, the artists who have performed on the festival have spanned countless musical styles and brought their own unique experience and art to the audiences. This year’s line-up continues that tradition and pushes the (imaginary) boundaries even further, which is exactly what we love about booking the festival. I have always seen the festival schedule as a jig-saw puzzle and how each piece has to fit into the whole to complete the picture.

The artists performing at the 2024 festival hail from Australia, Indonesia, China, Iceland, Cuba, England, Puerto Rico, and from New Orleans, San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Boston and numerous other places. The geographic, generational, and cultural diversity of the musicians influences the rhythms, grooves, melodies, and textures of the music they play and that beautiful panoramic is the finished puzzle.

-Sincerely
Danny Melnick

3 Grammy Awards for Jazz Fest artists last night! Laufey, Samara Joy and Miguel Zenon. So exciting! And Terence Blanchard gets honorable mention for the Opera Grammy of his music. And Laufey played with Billy Joel too!

Hi Frank – Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, Jan 5 at 11am at spac.org

Best for the New Year – Danny Melnick

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