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The Isley Brothers featuring Ronald and Ernie Isley replace Chaka Khan as headliners of the 2016 Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival on Saturday, June 25
Chaka Khan is unable to perform due to a throat infection. She will headline the 2017 40th Anniversary Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival on Saturday, June 24, 2017.
The Saratoga Performing Arts Center announced that the Isley Brothers featuring Ronald and Ernie Isley will replace Chaka Khan as headliners of the 2016 Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival on Saturday, June 25. Chaka Khan has canceled the performance due to a throat infection that requires vocal rest to heal. In conjunction with this announcement Ms. Khan has committed to headline the 2017 40th Anniversary Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival on Saturday, June 24, 2017.
The Isley Brothers, best known for their hit singles, “Shout,” “Twist and Shout,” and “It’s Your Thing,” began performing in the 1950s. In 1969, “It’s Your Thing” earned the brothers a GRAMMY® Award and the first of ten Number One singles on the Billboard R&B charts, including: “Fight The Power (Part 1),” from 1975, and “Don’t Say Goodnight (It’s Time For Love),” from 1980, as well as the songs “That Lady (Part 1)” (1973), “The Heat Is On” (1975), “The Pride” (1977), “Take Me To The Next Phase” (1978), “Showdown” (1978), “I Wanna Be With You” (1979), “Smooth Sailin’ Tonight” (1987) and “Spend The Night” (1989).
The 39th Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival, on Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26, will also feature Smokey Robinson, Chick Corea, Lizz Wright, Joey Alexander, Steps Ahead Reunion, Pieces of a Dream, and many other artists. Tickets are available online at www.spac.org; by phone at (518) 584-9330; or in person at the SPAC Box Office. The Box Office is located at 108 Avenue of the Pines and is open on weekdays from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on weekends from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
SATURDAY, JUNE 25 LINEUP
The Isley Brothers featuring Ronald and Ernie Isley, 9:10-onward
Steps Ahead Reunion Featuring Mike Mainieri, George Garzone, Eliane Elias, Marc Johnson & Billy Kilson, 7:10-8:25
Shemekia Copeland, 5:40-6:40
Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah Presents Stretch Music, 4:10-5:15
Pieces Of A Dream 40th Anniversary Tour, 2:45-3:45
Joey Alexander Trio, 1:20-2:20
Eric Lindell, 12:00-1:00
Jamison Ross, 6:00-7:05
Eric Lindell, 4:35-5:40
Karrin Allyson Sings Rodgers & Hammerstein, 3:05-4:10
Vincent Herring & The Kings of Swing, 1:40-2:45
Elio Villafranca Trio, 12:15-1:20
SUNDAY, JUNE 26 LINEUP
Smokey Robinson, 8:30-9:45pm
Chick Corea Trilogy Featuring Christian McBride & Brian Blade, 6:35-7:50pm
Pat Martino Organ Trio Plus Horns, 4:55-6:05pm
Lizz Wright, 3:25-4:35pm
Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen, 1:50-3:00pm
Bria Skonberg Quintet, 12:30-1:30pm
Jarrod Lawson, 5:35-6:45pm
Bria Skonberg Quintet, 4:10-5:10pm
Lafayette Suite Featuring Walter Smith Iii & Laurent Coq, 2:50-3:50pm
Alicia Olatuja, 1:30-2:30pm
Aaron Diehl Trio, 12:10-1:10pm
For more information go to www.spac.org.