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Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival “Stay Home Sessions” June 26-28

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Performing Arts Center and Absolutely Live Entertainment, in partnership with Caffè Lena announce "Freihofer's Jazz Fest Stay Home Sessions," presented in lieu of the 2020 Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival, previously cancelled by SPAC due to health and safety concerns as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Headlined by national artists Jon Batiste, Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, and Pedrito Martinez, Jazz Fest Stay Home Sessions will also feature acclaimed local musicians Chuck Lamb & Jorge Gomez, Garland Nelson's "Reflections: A Motown Tribute Ensemble" and the Skidmore Jazz Institute Alumni Trio. 

The series of streamed concerts – which start at 8 p.m. on June 26, 27 and 28, will feature produced videos from the national artists alongside performances from Lena's stage from local ensembles. The festival will be free to experience and hosted through Caffè Lena's "Stay Home Sessions" YouTube platform. 

For safety and social distancing purposes, Caffè Lena will remain closed to everyone except essential personnel and musicians. Content will be pre-recorded adhering to CDC guidelines. 

Freihofer’s Jazz Fest
Stay Home Sessions Line-Up:

Friday, June 26: 
Pedrito Martinez; Chuck Lamb & Jorge Gomez 

Saturday, June 27: 
Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn; Skidmore Jazz Institute Alumni Trio

Sunday, June 28: 
Jon Batiste; Garland Nelson's "Reflections: A Motown Tribute Ensemble"

For more information about the festival, visit

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