Jimmy Cliff at Telluride Conf. Center 7/30/2014

Jimmy Cliff at Telluride Conf. Center 7/30/2014

The Sheridan Arts Foundation & Telluride Ski Resort present music icon Jimmy Cliff. Tickets on sale now.

The Sheridan Arts Foundation and Telluride Ski Resort presents music legend Jimmy Cliff at the Telluride Conference Center, Wednesday, July 30, 2014.

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The special concert is a fundraiser to help the SAF complete a full lobby and stairwell renovation in the historic Sheridan Opera House. Tickets are $40(plus nominal ticketing fee) general admission and $75 VIP. VIP tickets come with a private bar and private seating in the Mountain Village Telluride Conference Center. A $5 ticketing fee applies, with $2 of each ticket going directly toward the SOH fundraising efforts.

Jimmy Cliff is a Grammy-winning musician, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, actor, singer, songwriter, producer and all around reggae legend. Over the years, he has collaborated with rock legends including Rolling Stones, Elvis Costello, Annie Lennox, and his songs have been covered by Willie Nelson, Bruce Springsteen, Cher, New Order and Fiona Apple.


For more, here is an excerpt from the bio on his website:

“I got one more shot at the goal/Straight from my soul/I’m in control,” sings reggae legend Jimmy Cliff on “One More,” the lead track from REBIRTH, the new Universal Music Enterprises album from the Grammy-winning musician, actor, singer, songwriter, producer and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, produced by punk icon Tim Armstrong, of Rancid and Operation Ivy fame.

The release, his first studio album in seven years, is the next step in their collaboration on last year’s Sacred Fire EP, an effort Rolling Stone called Cliff’s “best music in decades… [his] tenor still soars.” With the groundbreaking 1972 film The Harder They Come celebrating its 40th anniversary, Cliff—who starred in the movie and contributed the title cut, “You Can Get It If You Really Want,” “Many Rivers to Cross” and “Sitting in Limbo” to the soundtrack—is still going strong in a career that has spanned almost 50 years and includes his native Jamaica’s highest honor, the Order of Merit. In REBIRTH’s autobiographical “Reggae Music,” Cliff recounts going to see famed Jamaican producer Leslie Kong in 1962 to convince him to work with him, releasing Cliff’s first hit, “Hurricane Hattie,” when he was just 14.

“Jimmy is one of my musical heroes and I’ve been responding to his music my entire life,” said Armstrong, who had never met Cliff before, but was once recommended to him by mutual friend Joe Strummer of The Clash…

Continue reading Cliff’s bio here

Tickets and information: sheridanoperahouse.com or 970.728.6363 x5

And for a preview of the musical treats in store, watch this video about REBIRTH:


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