Telluride Jazz Festival Announces 2018 Lineup


Scenic Town Park in Telluride, Colorado will host the 2018 Telluride Jazz Festival August 3 – 5. Organizers of the event have just unveiled the musical lineup for this year’s festival.

Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers, Irma Thomas and Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe are atop the lineup revealed today. Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, BADBADNOTGOOD, Turkuaz, Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles and Polyrhythmics are among other acts confirmed for Telluride Jazz ’18. Check out the full lineup below.

“Without a doubt, having legendary artists like Irma Thomas and Bruce Hornsby on the lineup is phenomenal but what really excites me for the 2018 festival are the new kids on the block. Artists like BADNADNOTGOOD, Turkuaz and Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles are changing the face of Jazz. There has been a resurgence in Jazz in the last few years, especially with younger folks, and many of the bands on this year’s lineup are leading that charge” said Steve Gumble, Festival Director. “For me, 2018 is special because it is our second year of producing this 42-year-old festival. We learned a lot last year and are excited to be able to improve on the experience after having a year under our belt. The whole festival experience is just amazing – yoga classes, historical tours, student jazz programs, and our very eclectic, yet jazz-centric, lineup. There is something here for everyone.”

Tickets are on sale now via the festival’s website.

Telluride Jazz Festival 2018 Lineup

  • Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers
  • Irma Thomas, Soul Queen of New Orleans
  • Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
  • Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band
  • Turkuaz
  • Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles
  • GoGo Penguin
  • Sammy Miller And The Congregation
  • No BS! Brass Band
  • Nachito Herrera Trio – “A Night in Habana”
  • Polyrhythmics
  • Tyree Morris and The Hearts of Worship
  • The Lao Tizer Quartet
  • Crescent Super Band
  • Stillwater All-Stars
  • J-Calvin
  • Telluride Student All-Stars Jazz Ensemble
  • The Hooligan Brass Band
  • The Inevitables
  • The McCarthy Trio
  • The Speakeasy Jazz Quartet
  • Telluride Jazz Adventure Academy Band