The Telluride Jazz Festival is America’s destination Jazz Event.
Since 1977, Telluride’s majestic perch high in the San Juan Mountains has been the site of the annual event produced by Colorado non-profit organization the Telluride Society for Jazz. The intimate format, majestic aesthetic, town-wide programming, and superb music come together to create a truly unique weekend experience. Performances take place on two outdoor stages during the day, the Main Stage in Telluride’s legendary Town Park, and Free Stage at the Wilkinson Public Library. Take part in world class mountain recreation and continue the music after the festivals ends with Jazz After Dark late night performances in historic theaters and clubs. Free wine and spirit tastings are featured on Friday and Saturday, and Sunday’s Main Street parade and tribute to New Orleans is back by popular demand. With a dynamic lineup of the best in jazz, funk, soul, latin, zydeco, and world beat, the 39th Telluride Jazz Festival will deliver another memorable weekend.
THIS YEAR’S ARTISTS
“We’ve got a bunch of tunes and we’ve only played five or six gigs now. The M&Ms is really kind of getting a life of its own.” – Stanton Moore / The M&Ms/Galactic/Dragon Smoke
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“DeFrancesco is an energetic, unpretentious, soulful, swinging virtuoso who oozes confidence. His style, though heavily influenced by Jimmy Smith, comes across as personal and intimate.” – Downbeat Magazine
Joey DeFrancesco started on the organ keys early in life. The musical