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Straight No Chaser - A Jazz Show

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

Jun 5, 2024

An early highlight of the summer for jazz fans in the US Northeast is always the Freihoer's Saratoga Jazz Festival, held on the grounds of the lovely Saratoga Performing Arts Center ("SPAC"). This year's lineup should please almost any jazz fan, bringing ta wide ranging lineup to two stages on June 29 and 30. Want the inside scoop on the festival? listen to Podcast 979 as festival organizer Danny Melnick talks about the acts, the scene and the background on a great weekend of music.

The Festival scehdule (subject to change) is:

Saturday, June 29th

Amphitheater Stage

·       12:00PM – The New Orleans Groove Masters featuring Herlin Riley, Jason Marsalis & Shannon Powell

·       1:45PM – Joey Alexander Trio with special guest Theo Croker ​

·       3:30PM – The Yussef Dayes Experience

·       5:15PM – Samara Joy​

·       7:00PM – Cimafunk with special guest Pedrito Martinez​

·       8:55PM – Lake Street Dive​

Charles R. Wood Discovery Stage

·       11:00AM – Sara Caswell Quartet

·       12:20PM – Harold López-Nussa: Timba a la Americana​

·       1:40PM – Tia Fuller​

·       3:00PM – Steven Bernstein’s Millennial Territory Orchestra​

·       4:20PM – Theo Croker​

·       5:40PM – Coco Montoya​

Sunday June 30th

Amphitheater Stage

·       12:30PM – Terence Blanchard Sextet

·       2:00PM – Cory Henry

·       3:30PM – Laufey​

·       5:15PM – Stanley Clarke N*4Ever​

·       7:00PM – Norah Jones​

Charles R. Wood Discovery Stage

·       11:30AM – Skidmore Jazz Institute Faculty All-Stars Centennial Celebration of Max Roach, Bud Powell & J.J. Johnson featuring Clay Jenkins, Steve Wilson, Steve Davis, Mike Moreno, Bill Cunliffe, Todd Coolman & Dennis Mackrel ​

·       12:55PM – Helen Sung: JazzPlasticity

·       2:20PM – Miguel Zenon Quartet​

·       4:00PM – Olatuja

·       5:35PM – Pedrito Martinez Group