As the summer season in the world-famous mountain town of Telluride, Colorado begins to approach, the Telluride Jazz Festival reveals its 2019 artist lineup. Set on August 9-11, 2019, the festival presents a well-rounded, diverse mix of live jazz, funk, soul, and gospel performances featuring TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE, LETTUCE, ROBERT RANDOLPH & THE FAMILY BAND, VICTOR WOOTEN BAND, TURKUAZ, CHA WA and many more. The complete list of announced artists is included below.
The city of New Orleans has always had an influence on the Telluride Jazz Festival earning a special place in our heart. I could not think of a better representative than Trombone Shorty to honor that legacy. This year, we’re excited to be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Student All-Stars Program. Veronica Swift, a darling of the jazz world, returns to the lineup after getting her start here in Telluride years ago as a teenager in the Allstars Program. Once again, we are honored to present a very well-rounded artist line-up with a wide range of appeal to all generations.Steve Gumble, Festival Director
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 festival’s and Telluride Society for Jazz’s mission of providing student education through music.
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 morning yoga sessions, a free historical walking tour, a New Orleans 2nd Line Parade, cozy late night shows and more. The complete festival schedule will be announced later in the spring.