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Photo Gallery: Freihoifer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival

Household names and newer arrivals mesmerize in upstate New York

Anat Cohen, Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival, 2014
Craig Taborn, Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival, 2014
Dave Holland and Kevin Eubanks, Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival, 2014
Dave Holland Prism (Holland, Kevin Eubanks, Eric Harland), Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival, 2014
Dave Holland, Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival, 2014
Eddie Palmieri, Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival, 2014
Eric Harland, Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival, 2014
Karryn Allison, Anat Cohen and Randy Brecker, Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival, 2014
Obed Calvaire, Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival, 2014
Oscar Noriega and TIm Berne, Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival, 2014
Melissa Aldana, Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival, 2014
Pablo Menares, Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival, 2014
Patti Austin, Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival, 2014
Quinn Sullivan, Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival, 2014
Sean Jones, Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival, 2014
Tim Berne, Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival, 2014
Warren Wolf, Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival, 2014

For more than 30 years the jazz faithful have ventured to beautiful Saratoga Springs, N.Y., for a weekend of jazz at the Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival. Rising stars and living legends alike perform on two stages, rain or shine, thrilling adoring audiences with a wide variety of music. From straight-ahead jazz to fusion, award-winning R&B to electric blues, there’s always something for everyone. “The Hang,” as the laid-back atmosphere is known, is one of America’s great jazz festivals.

This year’s event did not disappoint, as Danny Melnick, festival producer, once again assembled an eclectic and electric lineup of seasoned musicians balanced by nascent younger players. Megastar performers like Earth Wind & Fire, who closed Saturday’s festivities on the amphitheater stage, were juxtaposed with new faces on the jazz scene, including Chilean-born saxophone phenom Melissa Aldana and her Crash Trio on the smaller, more intimate Gazebo stage.

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