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Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival announces 2024 lineup

Samara Joy performing at the 2023 Saratoga Jazz Festival
Richard Conde
Samara Joy performing at the 2023 Saratoga Jazz Festival

The 47th Annual Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival has announced the lineup for its 47th edition on June 29-30, 2024. The performers include the usual eclectic mix of jazz, funk, blues and beyond. Among the headliners for the two-day festival held at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., are Norah Jones, Laufey, Samara Joy, Lake Street Dive, Stanley Clarke and Terence Blanchard. The complete lineup for both days is listed below.

“Our 2024 festival has a record number of female headliners, all among the most exciting musicians in the industry today. From young, new sensations like Laufey and Samara Joy, who are bringing jazz to the next generation, to beloved superstars like Norah Jones and Rachael Price, dynamo lead singer of Lake Street Dive, this year’s line-up is over the top with powerful female presence,” said Elizabeth Sobol, President and CEO of Saratoga Performing Arts Center, in a press release received at WBGO. “As always, we are so grateful to Freihofer’s for making this great festival possible.”

“The 2023 festival was a smash success, and we are building off of that with high expectations for 2024,” added Danny Melnick, the festival producer and President of Absolutely Live Entertainment. “We have delivered another incredible lineup of new stars, celebrated legends and rhythms from around the world.”

Learn more about the festival at their website.

Complete Lineup

Saturday, June 29

Lake Street Dive
Samara Joy
Yussef Dayes
Joey Alexander Trio with special guest Theo Croker
Cimafunk with special guest Pedrito Martinez
The New Orleans Groove Masters featuring Herlin Riley, Jason Marsalis &
Shannon Powell

Charles R. Wood “Jazz Discovery” Stage:
Tia Fuller
Steven Bernstein’s Millennial Territory Orchestra
Theo Croker
Coco Montoya
Harold Lopez-Nussa
Sara Caswell Quartet

Sunday, June 30

Norah Jones
Stanley Clarke N*4Ever
Terence Blanchard Sextet
Cory Henry

Charles R. Wood “Jazz Discovery” Stage:
Pedrito Martinez Group
Miguel Zenon Quartet
Helen Sung presents Quartet
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
Listen to Lee Mergner’s conversation with producer and artistic director Danny Melnick here.

View photo gallery from the 2023 edition of the Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival.



For over 27 years, Lee Mergner served as an editor and publisher of JazzTimes until his resignation in January 2018. Thereafter, Mergner continued to regularly contribute features, profiles and interviews to the publication as a contributing editor for the next 4+ years. JazzTimes, which has won numerous ASCAP-Deems Taylor awards for music journalism, was founded in 1970 and was described by the All Music Guide, as “arguably the finest jazz magazine in the world.”