Telluride Student All-Stars Jazz Ensemble
Telluride Society for Jazz signature educational scholarship program is the Telluride Student All-Star Jazz Ensemble. Serious Jazz students from age 13 through 18 are invited to send audition recordings of their musical skills to our educators Prof. Bob Montgomery and Dr. Josh Quinlan. Jazz instructors accept elite musicians to travel to Telluride the week preceding the festival and they work and study together. The All-Stars perform around town leading up to the main event and they are rewarded with an opening performance on the Town Park Main Stage where the Telluride Jazz Festival has hosted such jazz greats as Dizzy Gillespie, Chick Corea, Betty Carter, Art Blakey, Herbie Hancock, James Moody, Herbie Mann, Stanley Turrentine, Diana Krall, Ron Carter, the Neville Brothers, Dr. John, Larry Coryell, Pat Metheny, Dave Liebman, Esperanza Spalding, Roy Hargrove, Terence Blanchard, Dave Holland, Kurt Elling, Charlie Hunter, Spyro Gyra, Les McCann, and the list goes on and on! In recent years, many former Telluride All-Stars have ascended to become featured acts on the Telluride Town Park Main Stage with the most recent being Alex Brown. The Telluride Student All-Stars Jazz Ensemble scholarship program is supported by individual contributions, grants, and the sponsorship of Dworbell, Inc.