Telluride Jazz Fest: 2018 Overview

Telluride Jazz Fest: 2018 Overview

The Telluride Jazz Festival 2.0 boasts a robust and diverse artist lineup thanks to the new management group, Steve Gumble’s SBG Productions, which also programs Telluride Blues & Brews and the Durango Blues Train.

Passes and tickets to the Telluride Jazz Festival, are still on sale, including the Patron Experience, VIP Experience and general festival passes. Purchase them here now.

Read for more about the artist lineup, which includes Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers; Irma Thomas, Soul Queen of New Orleans; and Karl Denson.

And check out the schedule here.

Set for the weekend of August 3-5, 2018, the Telluride Jazz Festival presents a well-rounded, diverse mix of live jazz, funk, soul, and gospel performances featuring Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers, Irma Thomas, Soul Queen of New Orleans, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, BADBADNOTGOOD, Turkuaz and many more.

“Without a doubt, having legendary artists like Irma Thomas and Bruce Hornsby on the lineup is phenomenal, but what really excites me for the 2018 festival are the new kids on the block. Artists like BADBADNOTGOOD, Turkuaz and Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles are changing the face of Jazz. There has been a resurgence in jazz in the last few years, especially with younger folks, and many of the bands on this year’s lineup are leading that charge” said Steve Gumble, Festival Director. “For me, 2018 is special because it is our second year of producing this 42-year-old festival. We learned a lot last year and are excited to be able to improve on the experience after having a year under our belt. The whole festival experience is just amazing: yoga classes, historical tours, student jazz programs, and our very eclectic, yet jazz-centric, lineup. There is something here for everyone.”

A taste of what Steve is talking about:

Telluride Town Park is renowned as one of America’s most scenic and spectacular live music venues. Nestled among the aspen trees and surrounded by 13,000 foot mountain peaks, Telluride Jazz Fest artists will perform on the state-of-the-art Main Stage.

A secondary stage, “Society Stage,” free of admission, will host weekend programming including interactive artist and student band performances in Elks Park in the heart of the Town of Telluride. The intimate performances on the “Society Stage” aim to further the festival’s and Telluride Society for Jazz’s mission to provide student education through music.

Artist Lineup, a recap:

Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers
Irma Thomas, Soul Queen of New Orleans
Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band
Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles
GoGo Penguin
Sammy Miller And The Congregation
Nachito Herrera Trio – “A Night in Habana”
NoBS!Brass Band
Tyree Morris and The Hearts of Worship
The Lao Tizer Quartet
Peter Muller and Friends
Crescent Super Band
Stillwater All-Stars
Telluride Student All-Stars Jazz Ensemble
The Hooligan Brass Band
The Inevitables
The McCarthy Trio
The Speakeasy Jazz Quartet
Telluride Jazz Adventure Academy Band

About Telluride Jazz Festival

Located in the legendary outdoor venue in Telluride, Colorado, the 42nd Telluride Jazz Festival, August 3-5, 2018, celebrates the rich tradition, modern styles and cutting-edge progression of the American Jazz art form. SBG Productions brings a new era to the Telluride Jazz Festival, showcasing three days and nights of world class jazz, funk, soul, folk and gospel, with a goal of community engagement and student education. A musically-charged local culture accompanied by a wide variety of special events including interactive artist performances, children’s activities, cozy late night club shows, on-site camping, outdoor recreation, jazz art walk, historical walking tours, and much more will round out the weekend celebration.

The historical mining town of Telluride sits nestled in a scenic box canyon at 8,750 feet, surrounded by 13,000 foot peaks, and is a prized gem of the Rocky Mountains.

About SBG Productions

A full-service event and festival production company since 1994, SBG Productions specializes in the unique, multi-faceted live music experiences of the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, Telluride Jazz Festival, and Durango Blues Train.

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