Telluride, Colorado (January 31, 2023) - As the summer season begins to approach in the world-famous mountain town of Telluride, Colorado, the Telluride Jazz Festival reveals its 2023 artist lineup. Set on August 11-13, 2023, the festival presents a well-rounded, diverse mix of live jazz, funk, rock, soul, and gospel performances featuring Gregory Porter, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Tower of Power, The Soul Rebels, Jamison Ross, Butcher Brown, Lady Wray and many more. The complete list of announced artists is included below.
“We’re thrilled to have a progressive artist lineup at Telluride Jazz Festival this year,” says Steve Gumble, Festival Director. “Gregory Porter, St Paul & the Broken Bones, Butcher Brown, Shamarr Allen and Lady Wray represent the current guard of artists blending the jazz tradition with modern hip-hop and soul stylings. Artists like Takuya Kuroda and Keyon Harrold will satisfy those partial to traditional jazz. The New Orleans jazz scene has strong representation once again from The Soul Rebels and Tuba Skinny. Of course, I can’t forget to mention Tower of Power. You'd be hard pressed to find a more iconic funk touring-group and we’re looking forward to their return to our stage.”
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 stage, "Society Stage", free of admission, 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 mission of Telluride Society for Jazz to provide student music education. See a full list of student artists below.
In addition, luxurious VIP and Patron Festival Experiences offer elevated culinary and cocktail aspects to the weekend. A fleet of special events round out the festival with free yoga sessions, a morning jam, a free historical walking tour, cozy late night shows and more.
2023 Telluride Jazz Festival Artist Lineup:
St. Paul & the Broken Bones
Tower of Power
The Soul Rebels
The Legendary Singing Stars
Josh Quinlan Q'tet featuring Terell Stafford
Annie Booth Sextet
The McCarthy Trio
2023 Student Artists:
Telluride Student All-Stars Jazz Ensemble
Worst Case Scenario
Festival tickets are on sale February 1, 2023 at 10am (MT). 3-Day Passes are $230 plus fees, Single-Day Passes start at $90 plus fees. The following passes are available in limited quantities while supplies last: Patron Experience, VIP Experience, Jazz After Dark and Camping Passes. For festival information or to purchase tickets, visit www.telluridejazz.org/tickets. To purchase tickets by phone, please call (970) 728-8037.
About Telluride Jazz Festival
Located in the breathtaking mountain town of Telluride, Colorado, the 46th Telluride Jazz Festival, August 11-13, 2023, celebrates the rich tradition, modern styles and cutting edge progression of the American Jazz art form delivering an unmatched aesthetic experience. 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, kids and family activities, cozy late night club shows, 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.