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Straight No Chaser - A Jazz Show

Welcome to Straight No Chaser, the Award-winning Podcast hosted by Jeffrey Siegel

Jun 9, 2022

In my opinion, Summer unofficially begins on Memorial Day, but officially kicks off when the Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival takes place. This year the event is back at full strength after a COVID-reduced event in 2021. It will take place on the wooded grounds of SPAC on June 25 and 26th.

Danny Melnick of Absolutely Live Entertainment joins us again to discuss the bookings, surprises and future highlights of the event. The Festival will again have two stages, the large Amphitheater and the more intimate Charles R. Wood “Jazz Discovery” Stage. Acts will include:

Saturday, June 25 - Amphitheater

  • Booker T. Presents: A Stax Revue
  • Robert Glasper
  • Galactic featuring Anjelika Jelly Joseph
  • Con Tumbao featuring Isaac Delgado, Robby Ameen, Oscar Hernandez, Conrad Herwig, Pedrito Martinez, Juan Munguia, Alain Pérez, Mike Rodriguez, Tony Succar & Miguel Zenon
  • Ozmosys Band featuring Omar Hakim & Rachel Z
  • Amina Figarova Sextet plus Strings
  • Hot Club of Saratoga

Saturday, June 25 - Charles R. Wood "Jazz Discovery" Stage

  • Red Baraat
  • Matt Wilson's Honey & Salt with Dawn Thomson, Nadje Noordhuis, Jeff Lederer & Martin Wind
  • Craig Handy & 2nd Line Smith
  • Connie Han Trio
  • Emmaline
  • Dan Wilson Trio

Sunday, June 26 - Amphitheater

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
  • Ledisi
  • SuperBlue: Kurt Elling featuring Charlie Hunter
  • Eliane Elias
  • Matthew Whitaker
  • Garland Nelson's Joyful Noise

Sunday, June 26 - Charles R. Wood "Jazz Discovery" Stage

  • Cha Wa
  • Tiempo Libre
  • Carolyn Wonderland
  • Ryan Keberle & Catharsis
  • Skidmore Jazz Institute Faculty All-Stars celebrate George Wein featuring Mike Rodriguez, Steve Davis, Jimmy Greene, Bill Cunliffe, Dave Stryker, Todd Coolman & Dennis Mackrel