41 years of music! Countless artists! Many memories!
A majority of the past Telluride Jazz Festival lineups can now be viewed on the Telluride Jazz Festival website. Since 1977, the Telluride Jazz Festival has hosted many world renowned artists in beautiful Telluride Town Park. The first Festival included the likes of guitar legend Muddy Waters and the Dizzy Gillespie Quintet on the lineup.
Over the next 40 years, the Festival added to the impressive list of music greats such as Herbie Hancock, Allen Toussaint, Chick Corea, The Neville Brothers, James Moody, Jimmy Heath, Kevin Eubanks, Kenny Barron, Paquito D’Rivera, Ernie Watts, Marcia Ball, Richie Cole, Chris Potter, Ragina Carter, Kurt Elling, Stanley Jordan, Diana Krall, Herbie Mann, Christian McBride, Terence Blanchard, Bobby Watson, Kenny Walker, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Charlie Hunter, John Scofield, Dave Holland, Victor Wooten, Ron Carter, Bill Frisell, Roy Hargrove, Maceo Parker, Dr. John, The Funky Meters, Jimmy Herring, Dianne Reeves, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Tower of Power, The Bad Plus, Poncho Sanchez, Monty Alexander, Jon Cleary, Joey DeFrancesco and so many more.
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