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, and world beat, the 38th Telluride Jazz Festival delivered another memorable weekend.
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Dragon Smoke was formed as part of the New Orleans Jazz Fest tradition known as the “Superjam”. The “Superjam” idea is to put together a band of people who don’t normally play together and see what happens. With the dual