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Telluride Jazz Festival announces 2021 lineup

Galactic is one of the bands scheduled to play this year’s Telluride Jazz Festival. (Courtesy)

Organizers for the 44th annual Telluride Jazz Festival have revealed its 2021 artist lineup, and it’s a doozy.

Set for Aug. 13 to 15, the festival presents a diverse mix of live jazz, funk, rock, soul and gospel performances, featuring Galactic featuring Anjelika “Jelly” Joseph, Robert Glasper, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Budos Band, The Hot Sardines, Poncho Sanchez, The Dip and many more.

“I can’t pinpoint the artist that I’m most excited about in the 2021 Telluride Jazz Festival lineup because I’m excited about them all,” Steve Gumble, festival director, said in a news release. “There’s no shortage of energy and flavor throughout the billing, offering an incredibly unique three days of music. From two New Orleans jazz music icons, Galactic featuring Anjelika ‘Jelly’ Joseph and Preservation Hall Jazz Band, along with progressive jazz masters, Robert Glasper and The Budos Band and so much more, the talent goes deep.”

2021 Telluride Jazz Festival Artist Lineup

Galactic featuring Anjelika “Jelly” Joseph

Robert Glasper

Preservation Hall Jazz Band

The Budos Band

The Hot Sardines

Poncho Sanchez

The Dip

Christian Sands

Kelly Finnigan & the Atonements


Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom

Catherine Russell

The Harlem Gospel Travelers

Crescent Super Band

Pete Muller & The Kindred Souls

Rico Jones Countercurrent

The Speakeasy Jazz Sextet

Telluride Student All-Stars Jazz Ensemble

Hooligans Brass Band

Deep Pocket

The Soul Research Foundation

The Inevitables

Voodoo Orchestra

Max Headroom

Little Big Band

Stillwater All-Stars

Festival tickets went on sale Thursday. Three-day passes are $190 plus fees, single-day passes start at $65 plus fees. There are also passes that are limited in quantities while supplies last: Patron Experience, VIP Experience, “Jazz After Dark” and 4-Day Camping Passes. For festival information or to buy tickets, visit www.telluridejazz.org/tickets. To buy tickets by phone, call 728-8037.

Tickets went on sale Thursday for the festival held in Town Park. Festival artists will perform on the Main Stage and a secondary stage, the admission-free “Society Stage,” will host weekend programming, including interactive artist and student band performances.

“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,” the release said.

In addition, VIP and Patron Festival Experiences offer elevated culinary and cocktail aspects to the weekend.

A full schedule of special events will round out the festival with free yoga sessions, morning jam collaborations, a free historical walking tour, late night shows and more.