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The 2020 Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival


Celebrate good times with NILE RODGERS & CHIC, KOOL & THE GANG, CASSANDRA WILSON, TAJ MAHAL and more! Two days, two stages, 24 amazing bands, and 18 Festival debuts - from Classic Jazz to Funk, R&B, Soul and Latin. Headlining the festival on Saturday are Nile Rodgers & CHIC. The multiple Grammy Award-winning composer, producer, and artist Nile Rodgers transcends all genres with his chart-topping hits included in CHIC sets, like “Le Freak,” “Good Times,” “Get Lucky” (Daft Punk), “We Are Family” (Sister Sledge) and “Let’s Dance” (David Bowie). The party will continue on Sunday with Kool & The Gang, winner of two Grammy Awards and known for their hit songs including “Celebration,” “Jungle Boogie,” “Ladies Night,” "Too Hot” and “Hollywood Swinging.” Additional artists gracing the stage include premier vocalist Cassandra Wilson, blues master Taj Mahal, award-winning Issac Delgado & His Afro-Cuban Big Band, centennial celebrations of Charlie Parker and Dave Brubeck, Brazilian vocalist and pianist Eliane Elias, jazz prodigy Matthew Whitaker, and many more!

Saratoga Performing Arts Center
  • 108 Avenue of the Pines
  • Saratoga Springs, NY 12866