About the Telluride Jazz Celebration

By combining the finest of nature and art The Telluride Jazz Festival ranks among the world’s most memorable music festivals. Since 1977, Telluride’s majestic perch high in the spectacular San Juan Mountains has been the site of an annual cultural event produced by the Telluride Society for Jazz. The intimate format, superb music and the opportunity for invigorating alpine recreation along with free wine and spirit tastings all come together to create a truly unique weekend experience.

Performances take place on two outdoor stages during the day and in historic theaters and clubs at night. The Telluride Jazz Festival celebrates jazz roots in Latin, African, blues, Cajun and mainstream traditions. Internationally acclaimed artists will join with new and emerging talents for an amazing experience.

Let there be no mistake, something extraordinary happens when you visit Telluride. More than a festival, the Telluride Jazz Festival is a lifestyle stepped in beauty, intimate in nature and alive with character. A place where music, food, people and culture are woven together in a seamless tapestry of laid back fun and pure enjoyment.

Excitement and discovery are waiting for you in Telluride.

The unique experience that is Telluride offers visitors a sense of community and belonging. A walk down Colorado Avenue reveals friendly faces, colorful characters and a lifestyle anyone could enjoy. From world class luxury to down home living, there are stories to be found around every turn and down every alley.


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Our festival is in fact, a “Celebration” of the art, soul, history, and future of Jazz. We take immense pride in honoring jazz music’s finest artists, and strive to to create a platform year round for the discovery of the new voices of today.

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