35TH ANNIVERSARY FREIHOFER'S SARATOGA JAZZ FESTIVAL ANNOUNCED
(Published: March 14, 2012)
STAR-STUDDED LINEUP INCLUDES DIANA KRALL, CHRIS BOTTI, ESPERANZA SPALDING, TROMBONE SHORTY, MACEO PARKER AND MANY MORE
Sat June 30 - Sun, July 1
The Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival, one of the most celebrated and longest-running jazz events in the world, will celebrate its landmark 35th Anniversary at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, June 30 and July 1, with a dazzling lineup of more than 20 top artists and ensembles on two stages. Festival headliners include:
DIANA KRALL ~ The Grammy® Award-winning, multi-platinum selling pianist and vocalist brings her sultry contralto vocals to this year's Festival.
ESPERANZA SPALDING ~ The young bassist and singer who made history last year by becoming the first-ever jazz musician to win the Grammy® Award for Best New Artist, brings her wildly anticipated "Radio Music Society" tour to SPAC's jazz festival.
CHRIS BOTTI ~ The jazz/pop trumpeter is the largest selling jazz instrumental artist in the US, with four #1 Jazz Albums, as well as multiple Gold, Platinum & Grammy® Awards.
TROMBONE SHORTY ~ Called the "Jimi Hendrix of the Trombone," Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews and his band Orleans Avenue bring their "Supafunkrock" sound - a combination of New Orleans funk, rock, R&B and hip hop to this first-time appearance at the festival.
CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE ~ The Grammy® Award winning bassist extraordinaire who has performed and recorded with numerous legends including Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Wynton Marsalis and Sting among others, takes the stage with his ensemble Inside Straight.
MACEO PARKER ~ Venerated saxophone master and longtime sideman to soul/funk icons James Brown and George Clinton will showcase his powerful funk music sound for audiences.
ARTURO O'FARRILL ~ Pianist, composer and leader of the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, now in residence at New York's famed Birdland and Symphony Space, bring their vibrant brand of Latin and Afro Cuban Jazz to the festival as they celebrate a milestone 10th Anniversary season.
Other celebrated artists include Hiromi...The Yellowjackets...Michel Camilo...Mingus Big Band...Mario Abney...Trio of Oz featuring Omar Hakim & Rachel Z...Catherine Russell...Sachal Vasandani...Pedrito Martinez...Steve Kroon Sextet...Edmar Castaneda...Jeremy Pelt Quintet...Sarah Morrow.
Tickets are on sale online now at www.spac.org
More Information: http://www.spac.org/jazzfest/