Happy Jazz Appreciation Month! In honor of both JAM and the 40th Anniversary of the Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival, take a listen to the innovative stylings of these seven incredible artists who will be at the 2017 Saratoga Jazz Festival!
If you like what you hear, head on over to our Jazz Festival ticket giveaway for your chance to win a pair of tickets (at $65 each, this is a $130 value)!
Your Favorite Jazz Legends Coming to SPAC for Saratoga Jazz Festival
Chaka Kahn – Angel
Known as the “Queen of Funk,” Chaka Kahn will be headlining this year’s Saratoga Jazz Festival. She is returning to SPAC for the first time in 20 years, and you can get ready for her smooth combo of soul, jazz, and R&B with “Angel” from her album Funk This.
The Gipsy Kings – Samba Samba
Also headlining this year (and celebrating their own 40th anniversary) the Gipsy Kings will be bringing their irresistible rhythms to Saratoga for the first time this summer. Listen to “Samba Samba” while you search out your dance shoes, because you won’t be able to resist these beats.
Jean-Luc Ponty – Mirage
Returning to the Jazz Festival stage this year, Jean-Luc Ponty is one of two returning performers to have performed at the inaugural Jazz Festival 40 years ago. This pioneering jazz-rock violinist has only gotten better since his debut on the SPAC stage, but if you don’t believe us take a listen below!
The Up-and-Coming Jazz Musicians Coming to SPAC for Saratoga Jazz Festival
Jacob Collier – In the Real Early Morning
A boundary-breaking young musician from the UK, Collier will be showcasing his inventive approach to jazz performance at the festival this summer. Collier is a recent Grammy winner and his remarkable one-man, multi-instrumental, multi-visual performances are delighting audiences across the world.
Cecile McLorin Salvant – I Didn’t Know What Time it Was
This 2016 Grammy winner will blow you away. A pianist and singer who draws connections between jazz, vaudeville, blues, and folk music, you won’t want to miss her performance at the Jazz Festival.
Jack Broadbent – The Wind Cries Mary
The “new master of the slide guitar”, Broadbent is making his debut at the Saratoga Jazz Festival this year. See why audiences are mesmerized by Broadbent in his “The Wind Cries Mary”.
The Suffers – Make Some Room
This Houston band is known for their unique, self-coined musical style they call “Gulf Coast Soul”. Their music is a blend of rock, country, Latin, and Southern hip hop that will make you want to tell everyone you know about this innovative musical group.