Saratoga Jazz Festival Announces Lineup

Acts include George Benson, Trombone Shorty, and Norah Jones, making her festival debut

George Benson
George Benson at the 2016 Detroit Jazz Festival (photo: Marek Lazarski)

Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival, which will take place June 29-30 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., has announced its lineup.

The festival will feature such acts as George Benson, the Joshua Redman Quartet, the James Carter Organ Trio, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, the Joey DeFrancesco Trio, Allison Miller, and Norah Jones, who will be making her festival debut.

“I am over the moon to have Norah Jones featured at the jazz festival for the first time. And we welcome back, with open arms and hearts, the legendary George Benson, who will make his 12th festival appearance and first since 2009,” says Danny Melnick, the festival’s producer, in a press release.

“The festival has a deep history of, and is committed to, presenting important and diverse new artists,” Melnick adds, “and this year’s edition continues that tradition with Kandace Springs, Veronica Swift, Antonio Sanchez, Cha Wa, Donna Grantis, Youn Sun Nah, and Kansas Smitty’s House Band.”

For more information and to buy tickets, go here.