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Friday, February 19

The 40th annual Telluride Jazz Festival Releases Line-up

The 40th annual Telluride Jazz Festival Releases Line-up
I am literally hours away from moving back to The Great Divide and almost like a familiar friend giving me directions to the best flower shop on capital hill  upon my arrival. The Telluride Jazz festival is releases its initial line-up as I pack up my jeep. I know I am old when I remember celebrating the 15th annual festival with String Cheese Incident minus Kyle and sampling of any kind. We danced on that poetic mountain to Land's End & a Bluegrass version of all covers. Leftover were kings of the hill before tragedy stole the hottest band from a future where they would be known as masters of jam-Grass instead of the fathers of It. But, similar to my life they have been rejuvenated and are no longer referred to as, What's Leftover of Leftover Salmon. But I digress, so I can finish packing. Maybe, for the sake of coming full circle Rob & I will cover it this year. I used to frequent the Jazz festival more than the bluegrass held at the same earth made amphitheater. Tickets are now available on the festival’s website. Here is the first wave of artists, but as any true music lover from the area of the midnight sun will tell you. The announcements only get better. So buy your pass now. See you soon! 
Words: Kevin Long
Information via Jambase

Telluride Jazz Festival 2016 Initial Lineup

  • Guest of Honor: Jon Cleary & The Absolute Gentlemen
  • Marcus Miller 
  • Galactic 
  • Lisa Fisher & Grand Baton 
  • John Scofield & Jon Cleary Duo
  • Jeff Coffin & The Mu’Tet 
  • Kermit Ruffins & The BBQ Swingers
  • Rebirth Brass Band 
  • Nigel Hall Band 
  • Sobredosis Del Sabor
  • USAF Academy Band Falconaires
  • Caleb Chapman’s Crescent Super Band With Jeff Coffin 
  • Telluride Student All-Stars Jazz Ensemble
  • Young Razzcals Jazz Project
  • Stillwater Foundation All-Stars