Telluride Jazz Festival

Telluride Jazz Festival

First weekend in August
This festival consists of three days of jazz in Telluride, Colo. Top artists produce jazz of all schools—traditional, Chicago, blues, big band, and Latin. The music happens both indoors—at the historic Sherman Opera House and at various pubs—and outdoors at the Town Park Pavilion. The festival began in 1977.
Telluride also boasts a three-day Bluegrass and Country Music Festival in late June, and a Chamber Music Festival held during two weekends in August. A special feature of that festival is the gourmet dessert concert, when fancy treats are served with the music, and the concert closes with a classical jam session.
CONTACTS:
Telluride Society for Jazz
P.O. Box 2132
Telluride, CO 81435
970-728-7009; fax: 970-728-5834
www.telluridejazz.com
Telluride Bluegrass Festival
P.O. Box 769
Lyons, CO 80540
800-624-2422 or 303-823-0848; fax: 303-823-0849
www.bluegrass.com
Telluride Chamber Music Association
P.O. Box 115
Telluride, CO 81435
970-728-8686; fax: 970-369-1351
www.telluride.com
SOURCES:
MusFestAmer-1990, p. 190
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