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THE DEAL

WELCOME TO THE SHOW

We are beyond excited that you have chosen to join us this year. With so many festival options available we genuinely appreciate you have made the Telluride Jazz Festival your festival of choice. You are not alone in your decision – The Denver Post named the Telluride Jazz Festival as one of the seven essential jazz festivals to check out this summer. “If I had to pick a single favorite Colorado jazz fest, Telluride would be my choice” – Bret Saunders, Denver Post. I am thrilled for this year’s lineup. For those of you have been a part of the 42 years of Jazz you may be seeing a shift in the style of booking from previous years. We want to spread the love of Jazz to every demographic – from the purest to the novice. Our goal is to broaden the appeal and include familiar classics along with the new. Musicians like keyboardist Bruce Hornby, saxophonist Karl Denson and soul singer Irma Thomas offer a sense 4 | telluridejazz.org

of comfort to all of us. Bands like Nachito Herrera, Lao Tizer and Sammy Miller should fill the appetite of any true Jazz lover. Artists like BADBADNOTGOOD, Cory Henry, Turkuaz and GoGo Penguin are making waves for the newer generation of Jazz enthusiasts. No matter the band, you will find something that you like. Our philosophy at SBG Productions is to produce a holistic musical experience, rather than just another music festival. We have yoga to start your days, a free stage in the center of town at Elks Park, a free historical tour courtesy of the Telluride Historical Museum and what a better way to cap off the weekend than a New Orleans style parade down Main Street. Don’t forget about Jazz After Dark taking place throughout Telluride all night long. I would be remiss to not mention our wonderful hosts, the Telluride Society for Jazz. If it were not for this organization and the

hard work of its board members, the Festival would not exist today. Their mission statement centers on jazz education for music students. This mission is peppered throughout the festival from the Society Stage at Elks Park, to their flagship program the Telluride Jazz student All-Stars which you can see both in Elks Park and on the Main Stage, as well as their guest, Caleb Chapman’s Soundhouse which hosts dozens of kids each year in Telluride. Thank you Telluride Society for Jazz! We are glad you are here. Take off your shoes, dance in the grass all day, stay up late at the intimate jazz clubs, sip a glass of wine and most importantly, unwind and enjoy your weekend. After all, you have earned it. Oh yeah, and don’t forget to tell your friends about what a good choice you made! Yours in Jazz, Steve Gumble


THE DEAL TIPS TO FEST

Drink lots of water and take it easy on the alcohol until you adjust to the altitude. Wear plenty of sunblock, bring a raincoat & warm clothes for the evening. Pack out your garbage and recycle. Stay on the trails, respect the environment and leave gates as they are. Nothing beats a tarp to sit on when things are looking wet. New to recreational marijuana use? Curious? Have questions? We recommend stopping by the O.PenVAPE tent, or the Telluride Green Room to talk to the experts about safe and smart use. Take it slow! Edibles may take up to two hours to produce effects and may last as long as 4 to 8 hours. Please be mindful that altitude enhances the effects of marijuana and alcohol.

TRANSIT

A free shuttle bus makes down-town loops starting at 7 am daily. Thursday it runs until 12 am, Friday and Saturday until 2am and Sunday until 12 am (look for the Galloping Goose signs). The Gondola is a free ride to Mountain Village, open daily at 7 am. The Gondola runs until midnight on Thursday, 2 am on Friday and Saturday and 12 am on Sunday during the festival. Telluride Express offers custom transportation solutions for groups and special accommodations locally and regionally. To schedule a ride call (970) 728-6000.

REUSE, REDUCE, RECYCLE + COMPOST

In cooperation with our vendors, Sysco, and the Town of Telluride, the Telluride Jazz Festival provides attendees the opportunity to recycle and compost nearly everything you would want to throw away. When you arrive at the Festival, you’ll find multiple recycling and compost centers located throughout the Festival grounds and one in the campground.

REFILL & REHYDRATE

In the spirit of environmental consciousness, no bottled water is available for purchase at Telluride Jazz Festival. We offer FREE water stations within the Festival to keep you hydrated all day. Bring your own bottle and refill your bottle throughout the day at our Filling Station on the west end of the Park, and in the Patron/VIP Area.

THE TELLURIDE HISTORICAL MUSEUM

The Telluride Jazz Festival has partnered with the Telluride Historical Museum to offer free museum admission to pass-holders during the festival weekend. Show your festival wristband for museum entry. The Museum is located at 201 W Gregory Ave.

DATES TO REMEMBER

The 43nd Annual Telluride Jazz Festival, Dates are still TBA. We are evaluating our current weekend and the challenging weather that is typical of our early August monsoonal flow. Tickets go on sale February 1, 2019

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August 2 9 AM - 5 PM August 3+4 9AM - 9 PM August 5 9 AM - 5 PM

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SUSTAINABILITY + NAVIGATION

THINK GREEN

The power of music to gather, evoke emotion and send a message is undeniable. At the Telluride Jazz Festival we’re committed to using the few days we have with our attendees and our resources to promote sustainability and environmental responsibility. The Telluride Jazz Festival puts the planet and sustainability as a top-tier priority when doing business. Through action and partnerships we focus on waste reduction, earth celebration, environmental education and advocacy, we aim to have the most positive impact as possible.

ON-SITE TRASH + COMPOST + RECYCLE STATIONS

There are multiple staffed compost and recycle stations located throughout the Festival for proper waste disposal. Each station is manned by an environmental volunteer who helps determine if trash can be recycled or composted.

REDUCTION

The Telluride Jazz Festival has implemented the following programs to reduce our footprint at the festival and year-round.

COMPOSTABLE + RECYCLABLE UTENSILS

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Rustico Ristorante

PINE ST.

FIR ST.

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Every festival food vendor serves their food on compostable or recyclable plates and utensils reducing unnecessary plastic waste. We also utilize compostable dishware in the Patron Area and other festival catering areas.

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SUSTAINABILITY + NAVIGATION

souvenir cups and compostable cups for beer, wine and cocktails at all festival bars.

NO SINGLE-USE PLASTIC BOTTLES

ENERGY EFFICIENT PEDESTRIAN TRAVEL

The Telluride Jazz Festival encourages attendees to carpool to Telluride, then park and leave their vehicle put for the weekend. With Telluride’s robust public transportation infrastructure, this is a safe, simple and fun way to reduce carbon emissions. During the festival the Telluride Gondola offers free transportation to-and-from Mountain Village from 7-2 am on Friday and Saturday. In town, the Galloping Goose offers complimentary rides on a

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Instead of single-use plastic, the festival employs multi-use

YEAR-ROUND LOW-COMMUTING OFFICE

More than 75% of time, the festival’s full-time staff utilizes human-powered or public transportation to commute to our office reducing carbon emissions. The Telluride Jazz Festival’s goal is to become carbon neutral and providing environmental education and advocacy over the next few years. To stay updated on sustainability at the Telluride Jazz Festival visit telluridejazz.org.

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The United States uses roughly 50 billion plastic water bottles a year, and nearly 80% of them end up in the landfill. The Telluride Jazz Festival says no to single-use plastic water bottles. In-fact, you won’t find one for sale in the festival. Instead we’ve built two free, convenient, easy to use water stations in the festival grounds. Bring a water bottle, purchase a souvenir bottle or use a reusable cup, just say no to bottled water.

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SCHEDULE

SOCIETY STAGE FRIDAY

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

SATURDAY

10:00 AM 11:30 AM 1:00 PM 2:30 PM

- 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

ELKS PARK

ALL EVENTS FREE

Hooligan Brass Band (Farmers Market Show) The Inevitables Random Abstract Combo Stillwater All-Stars The Speakeasy Jazz Quartet J-Calvin Pete Muller and Friends

SUNDAY

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Wilkinson Library Kids Program Featuring The Inevitables 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM The McCarthy Trio 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Telluride Student All-Stars Jazz Ensemble

FESTIVAL STAGE FRIDAY

12:30 PM 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM 2:10 PM - 3:00 PM 3:20 PM - 4:20 PM 4:50 PM - 6:00 PM 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM 8:00 PM

SATURDAY

11:30 AM 12:00 AM - 1:00 PM 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM 4:30 PM - 5:40 PM 6:10 PM - 7:20 PM 8:00 PM

SUNDAY

11:30 AM 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM 4:30 PM - 5:40 PM 6:10 PM - 7:20 PM 8:00 PM

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TOWN PARK

Festival Gates Open Stillwater All-Stars Sammy Miller and The Congregation Polyrhythmics GoGo Penguin Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band Irma Thomas, The Soul Queen of New Orleans Festival Gates Open Telluride Student All-Stars Jazz Ensemble Nachito Herrera Trio - “A Night in Habana” Crescent Super Band No BS! Brass Band Turkuaz Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe Festival Gates Open Tyree Morris and The Hearts of Worship The Lao Tizer Quartet Pete Muller and Friends Cory Henry and The Funk Apostles BADBADNOTGOOD Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers


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JAZZ AFTER DARK

SEPARATE TICKET REQUIRED

FRIDAY

10:00 PM Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band 10:00 PM Polyrythmics 10:00 PM GoGo Penguin

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10:00 PM Turkuaz OPERA HOUSE 10:00 PM No BS! Brass Band THE MOON AT O’BANNON’S 10:00 PM Nachito Herrera Trio-“A Night in Habana” LIBERTY BAR

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11:30 PM

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The McCarthy Trio

LIBERTY BAR

Telluride Student All-Stars Jazz Ensemble LIBERTY BAR

SPECIAL EVENTS THURSDAY

5:00 - 8:00 PM

JAZZ ART WALK

FREE

The McCarthy Trio ELINOFF GALLERY Crescent Quartet BAKED IN TELLURIDE Soundhouse Quartet TELLURIDE GALLERY OF FINE ART The Abstract Quartet TELLURIDE ARTS HQ The Speakeasy Jazz Quartet MIXX PATRON WELCOME CELEBRATION PATRON PASS HOLDERS ONLY 6:30 - 8:00 PM Meet & Greet with the TSJ Board RUSTICO RISTORANTE 7:00 - 8:00 PM Telluride Student Jazz Trio RUSTICO RISTORANTE 9:00 PM Sammy Miller And The Congregation OPERA HOUSE

SATURDAY

8:30 - 9:30 AM First Note Yoga FREE 9:00 AM Historical Walking Tour 9:00 - 10:00 AM Coffee, Muffins and Jam

FREE

ELKS PARK TELLURIDE PHOENIX BEAN

FREE

ELKS PARK PHOENIX BEAN

FREE

SUNDAY

8:30 - 9:30 AM First Note Yoga FREE 9:00 - 10:00 AM Coffee, Muffins and Jam

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FREE

Kids Costume Making & Face Painting ELKS PARK New Orleans 2nd Line Parade FREE ELKS PARK Satchmo’s Bloody Mary Bar PATRON/VIP LOUNGE SEPARATE TICKET REQUIRED LIBERTY BAR THE FINAL WALTZ Featuring Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles


SPECIAL EVENTS

JAZZ ART WALK To kick off the festival, Thursday evening features a “Jazz Art Walk” in historic Downtown Telluride. Free and open to the public from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, the “Jazz Art Walk” will feature various galleries with fine art and live jazz. THURSDAY 5:00 - 8:00 PM

NEW ORLEANS 2ND LINE PARADE

Second Line Parades are a New Orleans tradition. Brass bands took to the street, played and marched. Onlookers who followed along to enjoy the music were known as the second line. Join the Festival staff, at-

tendees, Hooligan Brass Band and NO BS! Brass Band at Elks Park for a Second Line Parade down Main Street to Teluride Town Park. Colorful floats, costumes, beads and decorations are all welcome as attendees join in on the march through town. Everyone is welcome! SUNDAY MAIN STREET 11:30 AM

FIRST NOTE YOGA

HISTORICAL WALKING TOUR On Saturday, August 4th at 9:00 am, discover Telluride’s rich heritage with a historical Walking Tour presented by the Telluride Historical Museum. Presenter and long-time resident Ashley Boling will guide visitors through Telluride’s storied past and celebrated landmarks. SATURDAY 9:00 AM REGISTRATION FULL

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Start your morning off right with First Note Yoga provided by the Telluride Yoga Festival! Enjoy a fluid yoga flow, activating breath practice, liberating movement and playful exercises to discover new realms of embodied pleasure. Guests of all skill levels are welcome to join us on Saturday and Sunday mornings during the Festival weekend. Participation is free, no registration required. What to Bring: Water, Yoga Mat, Towel and Active Wear (Come with or without - these items are not mandatory to join in the class.) SATURDAY + SUNDAY ELK’S PARK 8:30 AM


SPECIAL EVENTS

LATE NIGHT CLUBS

JAZZ AFTER DARK

The late night scene at the Telluride Jazz Festival keeps the music and party going into the deep hours of the evening in a selection of Telluride’s best indoor nightclubs and historic

SOCIETY STAGE AT ELKS PARK

INTERACTIVE ARTIST PERFORMANCES Intimate and interactive performances with world class musicians and student artists. Our

venues. Once the “Jazz After Dark” series gets jamming, a walk down Main Street feels like a walk down Frenchmen Street in New Orleans. Here, you can catch your choice of acts in an intimate, up close and personal setting. Jazz After Dark passes allow access to all three venues for the night purchased. All venues

are first come, first served and based on the capacity of each venue. After the shows begin, entry is dependent on capacity. The Patron Pass and Jazz After Dark Passes include entry into all Jazz After Dark shows. For the schedule, flip to page 10.

Society Stage, presented by Telluride Society for Jazz, Dworbell, Inc, Dalton Family Foundation, Raynier Institute, CCAASE, and Telluride Foundation offers the unique opportunity to ask questions and interact with some of our Jazz Fest performers along with hearing them perform. The Society stage aims to further jazz education through music. All performances are free.

LIBERTY SESSIONS

FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY ELK’S PARK

FRIDAY + SATURDAY 11:30 PM

FRIDAY + SATURDAY 10:00 PM

LATE NIGHT CLUBS

Following the “Jazz After Dark” shows, a free late night series named “Liberty Sessions” will take place at Telluride’s swankiest lounge, The Liberty Bar & Lounge. Free and open to the public, the series will feature The McCarthy Trio on Friday and Telluride Student All-Stars Jazz Ensemble on Saturday.

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EDUCATION & OUTREACH

TELLURIDE SOCIETY FOR JAZZ 26 YEARS OF STUDENT

EDUCATION & COMMUNITY OUTREACH The Telluride Society for Jazz and its programs (Telluride Jazz Festival) represent music education of the highest order. World class Jazz musicians bring their talent, skills, and knowledge to our community, sharing them all on the Town Park Main Stage, “Society Stage” at Elks Park, Jazz After Dark historic venues, Telluride School District and other regional education institutions. Jazz music, as America’s unique art form, is at the heart of our programming. The Telluride Society for Jazz a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation is supported by contributors and sponsors like Dalton Family Foundation, Raynier Institute and Foundation, Dworbell Inc., The Telluride Foundation, The Telluride Council for Community Assistance, Arts and Special Events (CCAASE) and individual donors that make these programs happen. To make a contribution visit telluridejazz.org.

Telluride Jazz Festival’s flagship educational scholarship program is the Telluride Student All-Star Jazz Ensemble. Each year, dedicated Jazz students are invited to send audition recordings of their musical skills to program directors Prof. Bob Montgomery and Josh Quinlan. These esteemed jazz performance educators accept elite musicians on a scholarship to travel to Telluride the week preceding the festival to work on compositions and study music together. The Telluride Student All-

STUDENT BANDS

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TELLURIDE STUDENT ALL-STARS JAZZ ENSEMBLE THE HOOLIGAN BRASS BAND THE INEVITABLES

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TELLURIDE STUDENT ALL-STARS JAZZ ENSEMBLE

Timothy Kovacs Emma Hedrick Francisco Peinador Joseph Block Benjamin Turner Alec Streete Tony Golden Michael Ramos Lucas Ebeling Luke Willis

Stars Jazz Ensemble perform around town the week leading up to the festival weekend, and are then rewarded with a festival opening performance on the Town Park main stage. The purpose of the program is to inspire and guide young musicians who are poised to pursue their education in jazz and are at the level to begin their professional careers. The Telluride Student AllStars Jazz Ensemble Scholarship Program is supported by individual contributions, grants, and the generous Dworbell, Inc. sponsorship.

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THE MUSIC

THE KEVIN MCCARTHY TRIO FROM THEIR FIRST SHOW, THE MCCARTHY TRIO KNEW THEY WERE ON TO SOMETHING!

When playing, all band members of the trio put a spin on the sound, direction and balance of the composition. As true collaborators, the soul of the trio’s sound depends on this. Playing a mix of modern jazz, blues and originals, a Kevin McCarthy Trio performance takes it’s listeners on a journey. Mike Enriquez holds down the bass and is perfectly supportive with every note. His solos reflect the depth of a very musical voice. Chris Goplerud drives the band with an infectious groove, always nimble and creative. Chris has a deep knowledge of jazz and a passion for the music that is inspirational. THURSDAY JAZZ ART WALK 5:00 PM FRIDAY LIBERTY BAR 11:30 PM SUNDAY SOCIETY STAGE 12:30 PM

THE INEVITABLES Fusing styles such as zydeco, klezmer, old time swing, pop, and alternative, The Inevitables are one of the most eclec16 | telluridejazz.org

tic and exciting bands around! They have been featured at prestigious jazz festivals around the world, including recent performances in New Orleans, Puerto Vallarta, and the United Kingdom. With

multiple DownBeat Magazine awards under their belt, this The Inevitables are guaranteed to turn heads! FRIDAY SOCIETY STAGE 12:00 PM SUNDAY SOCIETY STAGE 10:00 AM


THE MUSIC

THE HOOLIGAN BRASS BAND

SPEAKEASY JAZZ QUARTET Donavan Dailey’s Speakeasy Jazz Quartet Bundles the sweet sound of nylon string guitar Latin Jazz and bossanova with blues and jazz standards all rolled into hot grooves with a string jazz swing style.

Combining elements of funk, hip-hop, and jazz, the Hooligans Brass Band brings the street music of New Orleans to audiences all across the country. With a repertoire based in modern brass band classics from the likes of the Rebirth Brass Band, Youngblood Brass Band, and the Soul Rebels, the Hooligans Brass Band is guaranteed to deliver fun and exciting performances every time they

take the stage. The band is comprised entirely of young musicians ages 13-18 and has been recognized by DownBeat magazine as the best youth group of their type on multiple occasions. FRIDAY SOCIETY STAGE 10:30 AM SUNDAY MAIN STREET PARADE 12 PM

FRIDAY MAIN FESTIVAL STAGE 1:00 PM SATURDAY SOCIETY STAGE 10:00 AM

J-CALVIN J-Calvin, based out of Durango, CO is a varying collective of the some of the Southwest’s finest players. The band brings its original down tempo grooves, conscious lyrics and high energy, soul abducting funked-jazz to each showcase. SATURDAY SOCIETY STAGE 1:00 PM

STILLWATER ALL-STARS

THE STILLWATER ALLSTARS ARE A GROUP OF SELECT STUDENTS AND FACULTY FROM STILLWATER MUSIC PROGRAM, A NONPROFIT BASED MUSIC SCHOOL IN DURANGO, COLORADO. Students in this group tour and gig during summer months in the Four Corners Area performing an exciting set that covers jazz, funk, Latin and more. Since its start in 2006, Stillwater’s award-winning groups have been featured at

many venues and festivals including performances at the Fort Lewis College Jazz Festival, Reno Jazz Festival, and the Telluride Jazz Festival. FRIDAY MAIN FESTIVAL STAGE 1:00 PM SATURDAY SOCIETY STAGE 10:00 AM

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THE MUSIC

PETE MULLER AND FRIENDS CRESCENT SUPER BAND Organized in 2001 under the direction of award-winning performer, author and educator, Caleb Chapman, the Crescent Super Band has frequently been hailed as one of the best professional bands in the world to be comprised entirely of young musicians. With a youthful energy and nearly unbelievable performance level, the band has performed their hip, intelligent big band ar-

THE LAO TIZER QUARTET Jazz-fusion keyboardist Lao Tizer’s musical influences are rooted in the music of the 60s and 70s his parents listened to, through the cultural and musical seismic shifts that transpired in the 80s and 90s. The Boulder, 18 | telluridejazz.org

rangements for thousands. While the ensemble has been featured at many of the world’s most prominent music festivals, their crowning performance was a headlining debut at a packed Carnegie Hall in May of 2013, and recently they made their debut in Cuba at Havana’s “Fiesta Del Tambor”. On multiple occasions since 2007 DownBeat Magazine has recognized the Crescent Super Band with their coveted “DownBeat Award”. THURSDAY JAZZ ART WALK 5:00 PM SATURDAY MAIN FESTIVAL STAGE 3:00 PM

Colorado native was a teen prodigy and his career has now spanned a quarter century with nine albums to his credit. He surrounds himself with musicians of stupendous talent who create live sets that are filled with surprising covers he turns inside out, and improvisational passages that sweep the listener into luscious soundscapes. The Lao Tizer Quartet is a soulful outfit that delivers smooth jazz, rich in melodicism, with a deep groove that sparkles with intersecting ideas, beautifully played. Joining Tizer onstage are Anthony Crawford on bass, percussionist Munyungo Jackson, and Gene Coye on drums. SUNDAY MAIN FESTIVAL STAGE 2:30 PM

Pete Muller’s musical aspirations are driven by the same themes that shape his life: connection and growth. Some people know Muller as a pioneer in quant investing. Not as many know that, while he was emerging as a giant in the financial world, he was also busking in New York City subways, sharing his original and wholehearted songs with harried New York City commuters. This journey has given Muller an unusual perspective. “There are times in your life when you’re in flow,” Muller says, “when there is nothing but joy and love in your heart, and everything feels like it is meant to be. You’re completely relaxed, but energized and aware at the same time. To me, success in life is about being in that state as often as possible.” Muller’s vision is to give back to the musical community and create an environment where evolving musicians are allowed to reach their creative potential. Do better. Keep going. Muller’s message is as simple as it is inspiring. SATURDAY SOCIETY STAGE 2:30 PM SUNDAY MAIN FESTIVAL STAGE 3:00 PM


THE MUSIC

TYREE MORRIS AND HEARTS OF WORSHIP The grace, the power, the spirituality, and sheer love of music is what makes the gospel form so accessible to even the hardest of hearts. Tyree Morris ministered to broken singers from across Denver. He gave talented people a place to heal, find God, to raise up their voices in song, and to help them find their way back to their hearts. The ministry grew into the traveling gospel experience that is Hearts of Worship today. Whether you are a believer or not, there is nothing like heart-

felt, rousing gospel music performed in a stunning, outdoor setting, to fill the soul with gratitude, peace and respect. Hearts of Worship is an energetic blend of gospel, R&B, hip-hop, funk,

soul and jazz that will have you swaying with your palms raised to the morning sun. Through music comes healing. Rise up! SUNDAY MAIN FESTIVAL STAGE 12:00 PM

POLYRHYTHMICS AS THIS BAND’S NAME SUGGESTS, RHYTHM IS WHAT WE’LL GET. THEY BRING IN ELEMENTS OF FUNK, PSYCHEDELIA, SOUL, PROGRESSIVE JAZZ, AFROBEAT, AND R&B INTO THEIR SOUND. As one commenter on one of their YouTube clips noted, “If Lettuce and Snarky Puppy had a baby, it would sound something like this.” Fierce guitar work, a punchy horn section, melodic funky bass, and keyboard wizardry combine for incendiary work on their latest album, Caldera, a collaboration of a most fruitful kind. Polyrhythmics rely on circular groove and melodic content, a state of song that induces a trance-like, lost-inthe-music experience. The band

is: Ben Bloom, guitars, Grant Schroff on drums, Nathan Spicer, keys, Lalo Bello and Karl Olson, percussion, bassist Jason Gray, Scott Morning on trumpet, Elijah Clark, trombone, and Art Brown

playing sax and flute. The Seattle Times called them, “funk maestros.” We concur. FRIDAY MAIN FESTIVAL STAGE 3:20 PM FRIDAY MOON AT O’BANNON’S 10 PM

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THE MUSIC

NACHITO HERRERA TRIO “A NIGHT IN HABANA” Ignacio “Nachito” Herrera stunned Cuban audiences at the age of twelve in performing “Rachmaninoff’s Concerto No. 2” with the Havana Symphony Orchestra. In the late 1990’s, Nachito joined the famed Cuban Orquestra “Cubanismo” as its pianist, musical director and arranger. With its world wide appeal, “Cubanismo” performed at many of the worlds finest concert halls and prestigious festivals throughout Europe, Far

East, Canada, Central and South America and the United States. “Explosive. Crowd Pleasing. Rhythmically intense. Romantic. Dynamic. Jaw-droppingly good” is how the Minneapolis Star-Tribune described Herrera’s musicianship and creativity, a talent which, according to jazz critic and Playboy Guide To Jazz author Neil Tesser, “...vaults him into the upper echelon - a trinity

comprising Chucho Valdes, Gonzalo Rubalcaba and now Nachito Herrera”. Following a Winter 2009 tour as a member of The Afro Cuban All Stars, Nachito now embarks on extensive touring on his own or with the accompaniment of musicians of his choosing.

11-piece band in which nearly every member has had conservatory training, holding various degrees in music. In putting together the compositions and arrangements, the “b.s.” has been stripped to give the audience something solid, unique, organic, real, and

powerful. They have the look of New Orleans with the raw sound all their own -- music is a true definition of the “Richmond sound.” .

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NO BS! BRASS BAND BASED IN RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, NO BS! BRASS BAND HAS QUICKLY EARNED A REPUTATION AS A PREMIERE BAND TO SEE FOR HEARTPOUNDING ENERGY AND UNCONTROLLABLE DANCING.

They take their music into uncharted territory, embracing the spirit of New Orleans into its original East Coast modern funk and fearlessly combining elements of James Brown, John Coltrane, Michael Jackson, and Led Zeppelin into their fiercely original sound. Founders Reggie Pace and Lance Koehler have cast this 20 | telluridejazz.org

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THE MUSIC

SAMMY MILLER AND THE CONGREGATION The aim of drummer and bandleader Sammy Miller and his cohorts, The Congregation, is to play music that makes you feel

good, music that uplifts. They call it joyful jazz, and we’re all in. Individually, the members of this spirited ensemble have played

and recorded with the likes of Queen Latifah, Wynton Marsalis and Lady Gaga, in venues as lofty as the White House and the Lincoln Center, but are committed as a unit to creating and sharing community through the bonding power of music. Joining Sammy Miller are: Sam Crittenden, trombone, Ben Flocks, tenor sax, Alphonso Horne, trumpet, David Linard, piano, and John Snow, bass. Their music is a celebration of life, ranging from swampy, bluesy, New Orleans-tinged excursions, to exuberant romps like “L’il Liza Jane.” They are straight up fun. You won’t leave without a smile on your face. THURSDAY OPERA HOUSE 9:00 PM FRIDAY MAIN FESTIVAL STAGE 2:10 PM

GOGO PENGUIN CHRIS ILLINGWORTH’S VIRTUOSO PIANO PLAYING LURES YOU IN AND BEFORE YOU KNOW IT, YOU’RE IMMERSED IN SONGS THAT ARE ATMOSPHERICALLY BEAUTIFUL AND UTTERLY TRANSPORTING. The two other legs of this Manchester, England-based trio are bassist Nick Blacka and drummer Rob Turner, who each offer complexity and intricate phrasing to GoGo Penguin’s hypnotic music. Their intriguing blend of jazz and electronica is fresh and exciting. GoGo Penguin’s debut record, v2.0 garnered the band a Mercury Prize Album of the Year in 2014, and after signing to Blue Note Records in 2016, they released Man Made Object. Their 22 | telluridejazz.org

newest release is A Humdrum Star. Each new record marks deeper explorations in a hardto-categorize expression of their musical ideas. They are utterly mesmerizing in a live setting, the interplay between

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CORY HENRY & THE FUNK APOSTLES SNARKY PUPPY’S HAMMOND B3 MAESTRO, CORY HENRY, HAS HATCHED UP A FUNK OUTFIT WE THINK WILL LOOK GOOD ON YOU.

Since debuting at the tender age of six on the hallowed Apollo Theater stage, this profoundly talented keyboardist has an array of Grammys on his mantel for his work with Snarky Puppy. With his group of handpicked musicians, Cory stretches the boundaries of what funk should sound like and where it should take the listener. The band unleashes driving grooves as a platform for inventive, but in the pocket improvisations. Their fresh takes on classics like Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On,” stud their set list. They test the limit of what’s possible, turning funk and jazz and soul into a most delicious musical stew. SUNDAY MAIN FESTIVAL STAGE 4:30 PM SUNDAY LIBERTY BAR 9:00 PM

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BADBADNOTGOOD THERE IS LITTLE MORE EXCITING THAN WATCHING A YOUNG BAND COMMANDING THE STAGE AND CARRYING THE FUTURE OF JAZZ IN ITS CAPABLE HANDS.

May we introduce you to BadBadNotGood, a group of Canadian musicians who met in college where they reveled in their shared love of hip-hop music. Their first album, released in 2010 when none of the musicians had yet achieved their 21st birthday, got this reaction from

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What a treat having original Allman Brothers Band drummer and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Jaimoe (originally Jai Johanny Johansen), back in the mountains, this time steering his own band playing “improvised, American” music. That’s jazz, folks! In between Allman Brothers Band gigs, Jaimoe got together with guitarist-singer Junior Mack to make some music. Their


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Dante Alighieri on Sputnickmusic, who called it, “ a welcome reinterpretation of modern jazz without the pretense of snotty wine parties and thick rimmed

hipster dinosaurs.” BBNG is Matthew A. Tavares on keys, Alexander Sowinski, drums/samples, Chester Hansen, bass, and Leland Witty on sax, flute, viola

and guitar. Prepare to have your minds blown, folks. The future is now and it’s BadBadNotGood .

The band was born in Brooklyn, a fertile epicenter for music, art, and all things wildly creative. This intrepid nine-piece has traversed the country many times, packing venues and moving all the body parts of all the humans on the dance floor. The band’s elite musicianship and tight, power-funk groove pulls you into the Turkuaz orbit, while their colorful, vibrant stage pres-

ence and delightful sartorial expression ensures a great show. No stranger to Telluride stages, local fans to the last man and woman will tell you that missing this band would be a grave mistake. Let Turkuaz raise the roof, your spirits, and your butt off that festival chair!

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chemistry was readily apparent and they’ve been performing together ever since. The band is a well-oiled combo featuring David Stoltz on bass, Bruce Katz, keyboards, and a ripping horn section consisting of Paul Lieberman on sax, flute, and piccolo, Kris Jensen, sax and Reggie Pittman on trumpet. Their jazz-inflected treatments of Allmans classics, originals, and blues standards will have you swooning. FRIDAY MAIN FESTIVAL STAGE 6:30 PM FRIDAY OPERA HOUSE 10 PM

TURKUAZ WE HEAR YOU LIKE FUNK. WE HEAR YOU LIKE HORNS. WE HEAR YOU LIKE SIZZLING HOT VOCALS. WE HEAR YOU LIKE TO DANCE. WE KNOW YOU’LL LOVE TURKUAZ.

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THE MIGHTY FUNK UNIVERSE THAT IS KARL DENSON ROLLS INTO THE VALLEY YET AGAIN, DELIVERING MORE OF THE BOOTY-SHAKING GROOVE WE CRAVE. HE’S NO STRANGER TO TELLURIDE, AND WE’RE PROUD TO HAVE UNCLE KARL HEADLINING FOR TELLURIDE JAZZ FESTIVAL.

KARL DENSON’S TINY UNIVER Karl’s stratospheric rise to the top of the funk heap began with his fruitful work with Lenny Kravitz. Two albums and a tour later, Kravitz changed up his sound, leaving KD to his own musical imagination. He cofounded The Greyboy All-Stars, a superb group that defined the acid jazz movement of the early aughts. After the All-Stars went their separate ways, Karl Denson launched Tiny Universe, a band that stood what funk could be on its head. Front and center, Karl D stands, blowing sax and flute, singing, and inciting dance floor get-downs. Styled after the work of James Brown, Maceo Parker and Parliament-Funkadelic, KDTU ups the ante with rich jazz improvisations and the endless groove that has made him a favorite among jam band fans. His recording output is prodigious, and in addition to Lenny Kravitz, he’s worked with such acts as Slightly Stoopid, and is a fixture on sax with the Rolling Stones. We suspect he’s in the running for “hardest-working man in show business,” as his touring life is constant. What we love best about Karl D is his willingness to share his talents with local music students. In between gigs in Telluride in February, he visited Telluride High School where, according to THS music teacher, Tuck Gillett, he taught a funk master class. Master class, indeed. That’s Karl Denson. SATURDAY MAIN FESTIVAL STAGE 8:00 PM

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THE SOUL

THE SOUL QUEEN OF NEW ORLEANS HAS LANDED IN TELLURIDE! HER ROAD TO THE MOUNTAINS HAS BEEN A LONG ONE, AND A JOURNEY FILLED WITH HARD WORK, HEARTBREAK, SUCCESS; THE WHEELS TURN THANKS TO HER PRODIGIOUS TALENT.

IRMATHOMAS Irma became a mother as a teen and her energetic devotion to her children and her early affinity for singing fueled the beginning of what has turned into a career spanning 50 years. It was hardly ever easy. As a single mother, she was the breadwinner, working in New Orleans as dishwasher, cook, waitress – anything to feed her family. She got her first break when, while waitressing at a club, she asked bandleader Tommy Ridgely, if she could sing with his band. The audience loved her performance, and before too long, she had to choose between waitressing and singing. Ridgely was supportive of young Irma and her talent, and helped her get gigs around the city, as well as her first recording contract. Allan Toussaint was an early collaborator with this gem of FRIDAY MAIN FESTIVAL STAGE 8:00 PM

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a singer and performer, and worked with her on numerous recordings in the early 1960s. Fortune turned away from Irma when Hurricane Camille demolished the Gulf Coast clubs where she’d been booked, and the musical trends of the 60s veered away from her style. After trying to make a go of it in California, she returned home where she’s been ever since. She’s a Grammy winner for best contemporary blues album, and has been recognized many times for her humanitarian work in the Big Easy. To host this phenomenal singer is a profound honor. When she sings, you’ll know you are in the presence of a legend. Nothing came easy for Irma except for her voice – rich, emotive, and assured. Irma, we’re so glad your road has lead you to us!


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IN THE UNIQUELY GIFTED HANDS OF BRUCE HORNSBY, THE PIANO IS THE START AND END POINT OF COUNTLESS, MUSICAL JOURNEYS. A MUSICIAN’S MUSICIAN, BRUCE IS AN ACCOMPLISHED SONGWRITER, BANDLEADER AND COLLABORATOR. HIS RESUME READS LIKE A WHO’S WHO OF MUSICIANS AND BANDS. HE IS RELAXED AND FOCUSED ONSTAGE, AND YES, HE TAKES REQUESTS. The Virginia native once had his sights set on basketball, a sport he is still passionate about, but he ruefully acknowledged that his high school era 11 points per game average probably wouldn’t pave the way to an NBA career. Fortunately for us, music was to be his calling. Bruce’s adept touch and fantastic improvisational work can be heard on a wide range of his output – one that includes jazz, mainstream pop, bluegrass, rock, and classical. After exploding onto the scene in 1986 with the wild success of his first record with his band The Range, his trajectory has never gone anywhere but skyward. That record produced three, monster hits, including the title track “The Way It Is,” which, in turn, earned him his first Grammy. Whether as a solo artist, or with his bands The Range or The Noisemak-

ers, his work – both musically and lyrically - is always provocative and multi-layered. When he was brought on for 100 shows with the Grateful Dead, a whole new contingent of fans came to the Hornsby fold, and further stretched his playing into a looser, more improvisational style, suited for the Dead’s adventurous explorations. He’s enjoyed collaborating with diverse artists like jazz artists Christian McBride and Pat Metheny, as well as bluegrass giant Ricky Skaggs. He continues his work with various members of the Grateful Dead musical family, and has written for Broadway and film. He certainly needs no introduction to Telluride audiences who know just how beautifully Bruce Hornsby’s music echoes off the canyon walls and into their souls. Welcome back, Bruce!

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THANKS TELLURIDE JAZZ FESTIVAL WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE FOR THEIR SUPPORT

TOWN OF TELLURIDE STAFF, TELLURIDE TOWN COUNCIL, STEPHANIE JAQUET, AND THE PARKS & RECREATION STAFF + COMMISSION, THE TOWN OF MOUNTAIN VILLAGE STAFF, AND THE TELLURIDE MOUNTAIN VILLAGE OWNERS ASSOCIATION, THE TELLURIDE TOURISM BOARD, TOWN OF TELLURIDE PUBLIC WORKS

FESTIVAL PARTNERS

FESTIVAL LODGING

FESTIVAL GRANTORS

TELLURIDE SOCIETY FOR JAZZ BOARD OF DIRECTORS Chris Vann | President, Peter Bell | Executive Director, Clara Martinez | Secretary & Treasurer Tim Erdman, Jeff Hauser, Jack Kotz, Fred Williams, Kurt Dalton, Jim Berkowitz

DONORS CCAASE, Dalton Family Foundation Dworbell, Inc., Raynier Institute and Foundation Telluride Foundation, Peter Bell, Francine Cogen - In Memory of Peter Cogen Richard & Barb Ditmars, David & Lael Fruen JD Gilpatrick, Clara Martinez, John Werner, Gary & Sheryl Wood

ALL-STAR HOST FAMILIES Cyndi Jung, David Oyster, Hether Bachman & Chuck Norris AND WE CAN’T FORGET THE MUSICIANS, VENDORS, VOLUNTEERS & THE ENTIRE STAFF WHOSE HARD WORK AND DEDICATION MAKES THE TELLURIDE JAZZ FESTIVAL A SUCCESS

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TEAM JAZZ DIRECTOR DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS DIRECTOR OF MARKETING PARTNERSHIPS DIRECTOR VOLUNTEER AND VENDOR DIRECTOR ARTIST ADVANCE DIRECTOR ARTIST HOSPITALITY MANAGER BOX OFFICE DIRECTOR BOX OFFICE STAFF CAMPGROUND MANAGER MERCHANDISE MANAGER MASTER OF EVERYTHING PARK OPERATIONS STAFF ELECTRICIANS PRODUCTION MANAGER

STEVE GUMBLE STAGE MANGER AMBER KLEINMAN COURTNEY MCCLARY YUG BEVERAGE OPERATIONS DAVE ZAUMSEIL JACOB BOMERSBACK FESTIVAL CHEF JOSH KLEIN PATRICK SHEHAN SECURITY MANAGER JIM DENNY MARCUS SMITH PHOTOGRAPHERS ANDREW RIOS, ROBBIE DUENWEG CAT LEONAITIS ARTIST BIOGRAPHER SUZANNE CHEAVENS CASEY GRAVES SUSTAINABILITY MANAGER TYLER SIMMONS PHOEBE JOECKS TRANSPORTATION MANAGER JIMBO TEWKSBURY SHERRY BRIESKE PATRON TENT HOSTS HOWIE & LOIS STERN JACKIE KENNEFICK PATRON BAR MANAGER JONATHAN YASEEN DENISE MONGAN PATRON CONCIERGE TRACY BOYCE ASHLEY STORY COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER LUCY REEVES RICH ESTES MASTER OF CEREMONIES G. DOUGLAS SEITSINGER JORDAN BUSHOUSE CAMPGROUND HOST TIM THOMAS DELTON POOLE STAGE DESIGN EK BUSH TONY KING FESTIVAL & BACKSTAGE DECOR HOW DO YOU LIKE ME NOW PONCHO BATCHELOR PRODUCTIONS ROSS CASWELL JAZZ AFTER DARK PRODUCTION MANAGER ARAB GINNETT KERRY DUNIVAN ELKS PARK STAGE SOUND DEAN ROLLEY JUSTIN MCCUNE PATRON AREA DÉCOR BYSUTTON KAREN DUNIVAN FIRST NOTE YOGA LAUREN MILLER SPARKY NIELSON & PSI PROGRAM DESIGN + PUBLISHER CASEY NAY

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THE ARTIST WAYNE MCKENZIE Wayne Mckenzie’s art emanates a laid back confidence that is a reflection of his Australian upbringing. With loose brushwork and bold use of color, he brings a unique perspective to the contemporary North American art world. Wayne’s strong sense of design is derived from the Aboriginal art of his native Australia. His paintings are a visual journey that allows the essence of his subject matter to come to life. After establishing a reputation as a talented plein air artist in Colorado by winning multiple awards at the states premier plein air event, Wayne moved his family to the competitive Californian market. His arrival has resulted in a flood of accolades and awards. 34 | telluridejazz.org

Wayne has appeared in various publications throughout the United States. He was most recently honored as a feature artist in the hardcover book “Best of Artists-Oil-Global edition” by Kennedy Publishing. A renowned art critic once wrote, “Anyone who doesn’t love a Mckenzie, must have a low opinion of joy.... big personality - big work” and went on to describe his work as having, “a delightful sense of movement, vibration and exuberance.” He currently divides his time between his studios in Lake Tahoe, California and Telluride, Colorado. His work appears in private collections throughout North America, Europe and Australasia.


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