Well it appears the forecast is looking up and it should be a BEAUTIFUL weekend and beyond. Just in time for the Jazz Celebration! Enjoy some amazing music all week long both in the festival and out. Free music in Elks Park this weekend, some great Jazz performers will be around town at different venues and don’t miss Nathaniel Rateliff in Mountain Village on Wednesday for the Sunset Concert Series. This guy has an incredible voice.
Friday, August 5th-Sunday, August 7th – 35th Annual Telluride Jazz Celebration. “The 2011 lineup showcases the very best artists in classic, mainstream and progressive jazz along with blues, cajun, pop, funk and soul.” Some of the top performers this year are Paquito D’Rivera, Tower Of Power, Allen Toussaint and Rita Coolidge, Melvin Taylor, Taylor Hicks, The Clayton Brothers, The Bad Plus, Robert Walter and many more. FREE Jazz daily in Elks Park! More info @ TellurideJazz.org.
Don’t miss this video of Tower of Power from 1977…
Friday, August 5th – Andy Narrell Band @ The Llama. $20 @ 10pm. Playing 2 sets. Steel-Pan drummer from NYC playing at the Jazz Celebration. AndyNarrell.net
Saturday, August 6th – The Bad Plus @ The Llama. $20 @ 10pm. Minnesota based Avant-Garde Jazz group plays a set at the Llama while in town for the Jazz Celebration. TheBadPlus.com
Sunday, August 7th – Euforquestra @ The Llama. $10 @ 10pm. “Eufórquestra is a seven-member unit that relocated to Fort Collins, CO in Summer 2008 after spending five years in Iowa City, IA. The band’s own brand of High Intensity Global Dance Music is a percussion and horn driven blend of modern music that fuses afrobeat, reggae, dub, funk, rock, soca and highlife with traditional sounds from Cuba, Brazil, West Africa and beyond.” Euforquestra.com
Wednesday August 10th – Sunset Concert Series presents Nathaniel Rateliff. Free @ 6pm in Mountain Village. Denver based singer/guitarist brings his AMAZING voice to Mountain Village for FREE. Don’t miss it! NathanielRateliff.com
Wednesday, August 10th – Acoustifunk @ The Llama. No Cover @ 10pm. Some great FREE live local music…