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2009 Freihofer's Jazz Festival at SPAC

Saratoga Performing Arts Center announced that its 32nd Annual Freihofer's Jazz Festival will feature performances by Patti LaBelle, George Benson, Gary Burton Quartet featuring Pat Metheny and a celebration of Miles Davis' seminal album, Kind of Blue by jazz great Jimmy Cobb who was part of the original recording. The Festival, scheduled for Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28, will feature more than 20 jazz performances over two days on SPAC's Amphitheatre and Gazebo stages. Tickets start at $41.50/day and can be ordered via online order form at www.spac.org beginning Wednesday, January 28.

Located in Saratoga Springs, New York, SPAC has been the site of the Freihofer's Jazz Festival since it was founded in 1978 by George Wein. With an inside seating capacity of 5, 200 and lawn seating of 20, 000, and just three hours driving time from Boston and New York, SPAC's Jazz Festival draws thousands of jazz aficionados from across the Northeast and the US.

2009 FREIHOFER'S JAZZ FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

Saturday

Patti LaBelle
The Gary Burton Quartet Revisited with Pat Metheny, Steve Swallow and Antonio Sanchez
Jimmy Cobb's "So What Band" tribute to Miles Davis' Kind of Blue @ 50
Dred Scott Trio
Wallace Roney Quintet
John Ellis Quartet

Sunday

George Benson
Dave Brubeck Quartet, Time Out @ 50
Bonerama
Aaron Parks
Julian Lage





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