Anyone who has ever attended any of the large festivals in Telluride can hardly begin to imagine the close-knit local feeling of the Telluride Jazz Festival. Ask a local and they’ll tell you that some of the other festivals that hit town are for musical tourists, whereas Telluride Jazz is for locals.
Miraculously, Telluride Jazz has been able to maintain a home-grown feeling, while attracting international superstars to celebrate the art, soul, history and future of the genre. The festival’s Jazz After Dark late night concert series puts artists from the main stage into historic venues for an intimate live music experience. Special sit-ins, artist collaborations, and incredible improvisation are commonplace during these exclusive performances.
- You’re going there to see: The M&Ms (Papa Mali, John Medeski, Stanton Moore & Rob Mercurio), Bill Frisell Trio
- You’re going to come home talking about: The Nth Power, Jonathan Scales Fourchestra
Denver to Town Park
6 hours, 12 minutes
Camping: There are several camping options.