A majority of the past Telluride Jazz Festival lineups are now viewable on the Telluride Jazz Festival website. Since 1977 the Telluride Jazz Festival has hosted many world renowned artists in beautiful Telluride Town Park.
The best way to attend the Telluride Jazz Festival just got even better! In 2017, the Festival has really enhanced the Patron Experience. Patrons will be treated to a truly elegant and memorable experience of world-class Jazz coupled with the beauty of Telluride. The new Patron Experience features our best Festival-enhancing amenities. Read all about the new experience below.
The Telluride Jazz Festival returns for its 41st year on August 4-6, 2017 with a fresh look to usher in a new era for the Festival in the world-famous mountain town of Telluride, Colorado. The Telluride Society for Jazz, the non-profit student education arm of the Festival, has selected SBG Productions to produce the event moving forward. SBG Productions, the organization behind Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, Durango Blues Train and the 2016 Neil Young concerts in Telluride, brings 24 years of event experience to the future of the Telluride Jazz Festival.
Grammy winning bassist Marcus Miller has generously donated a signature Sire V7 bass to the Telluride Society for Jazz to be auctioned off during the 40th Telluride Jazz Festival. Proceeds from the auction of the signed bass will go directly to the year round student education programs and initiatives presented by our nonprofit organization.
The 2016 Festival schedule has been announced! Navigate between dates of the festival weekend to find out when and where your favorite artists are playing during the 40th Telluride Jazz Festival. Also be sure to check out the Special Events Schedule for information on over 17 different activities happening throughout the weekend including yoga classes, artists workshops, a New Orleans Day 2nd line parade, wine tasting, spirit tasting, special performances and more! Click here to start checking out the schedule now!
The Telluride Jazz Festival will present the 26th year of the annual Artists In The Schools student education program in the Telluride School District on Friday, April 1st, 2016. In the spirit of tapping localized talent and educators to activate area youth, Western Slope natives the Durango Funk Allstars have been chosen to conduct a Master Class, performance, and Q&A session with the elementary, middle, and high school students at the Michael D. Palm Theater.
The 40th Telluride Jazz Festival welcomes New Orleans pianist and singer Jon Cleary as the Guest of Honor for the annual music festival held August 5-7, 2016 in Telluride, Colorado. Emphasizing the scope and importance of the Telluride Jazz Festival’s annual ode to the Big Easy, including a designated New Orleans Day celebration on Sunday, August 7th, Jon Cleary will appear multiple times throughout the weekend for performances and special events. Scheduled performances include a Jazz After Dark late night set at the historic Sheridan Opera House on Friday, August 5th, a main stage set on Saturday, August 7th, and an additional set with a very special guest on the closing day of the festival for New Orleans Day.