Telluride Jazz Festival has announced the lineup for its 2021 event, set to take place in Telluride’s scenic Town Park on August 13th, 14th, and 15th.
The announcement of the 44th-annual Telluride Jazz Festival this summer follows the cancellation of the event amid the pandemic in 2020.
The 2021 edition of the stylistically diverse festival will feature a lineup headed by Galactic featuring Anjelika ‘Jelly’ Joseph, Robert Glasper, and Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
Other acts set to perform at Telluride Jazz Festival 2021 include The Budos Band, The Hot Sardines, Poncho Sanchez, The Dip, Christian Sands, Kelly Finnigan & the Atonements, Bonerama, Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom, Catherine Russell.
The bill is rounded out by The Harlem Gospel Travelers, Crescent Super Band, Pete Muller & The Kindred Souls, Rico Jones Countercurrent, The Speakeasy Jazz Sextet, Telluride Student All-Stars Jazz Ensemble, Hooligans Brass Band, Deep Pocket, The Soul Research Foundation, The Inevitables, Voodoo Orchestra, Max Headroom, Little Big Band, and Stillwater All-Stars.
“I can’t pinpoint the artist that I’m most excited about in the 2021 Telluride Jazz Festival lineup, because I’m excited about them all,” exclaims festival director Steve Gumble in a press release.
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, festival artists will perform on the state-of-the-art Main Stage.
A secondary free stage, the Society Stage, will host weekend programming including interactive artist and student band performances in the center of Telluride. The intimate performances on the Society Stage aim to further the festival and Telluride Society for Jazz’s mission of providing student education through music.
Telluride Jazz Festival 2021 tickets go on sale Thursday, May 27th at 10:00 a.m. MT. For more information, visit the festival’s website.
Get excited for this year’s event by revisiting a gallery of photos from the 43rd Telluride Jazz Festival in 2019 here.
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