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Written by: Shay Coulson | Photo(s) by: Via Telluride Jazz Festival Website

45th Annual Telluride Jazz Festival Reveals Artist Lineup: Yola, The Motet, Cory Wong, More

Telluride Jazz Festival has revealed the artist lineup for its 2022 event. Slated to take place at Colorado’s scenic Telluride Town Park from August 12th-14th, the festival ranks among the country’s most scenic music events.

The 45th annual Telluride Jazz Festival will be headlined by English singer-songwriter Yola, as well as Colorado funk group The Motet with to-be-announced special guests. Also on the weekend’s headlining schedule of performances include guitarist Cory Wong, and jazz trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard featuring the E-Collective & Turtle Island Quartet.

The festival will also feature live jazz, funk, soul, and gospel performances by Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Dee Dee Bridgewater & the Memphis Soulphony, Grupo Fantasma, Kelly Finnigan & The Atonements, The Lee Boys, Rufus Reis, The Airmen of Note, Joel Ross, Ghost Funk Orchestra, Crescent Super Band, The Benny Benack III Quartet, Joe Smith & The Spicy Pickles, The McCarthy Trio, Telluride Student All-Stars Jazz Ensemble, and more.


Along with a full weekend of music by acclaimed artists and Grammy Award winners on two stages, the festival also boasts an abundant offering of alpine recreational activities nestled in its 13,000-foot San Juan Mountains. That, along with its paired food, craft beers, and cocktail vendors, historical landmarks, art galleries, gourmet restaurants, late-night performances, and more, the festival is lauded as one of the best and most intimate music experiences in the world. Telluride continues to host world-class music events, including its recently announced annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in June and Telluride Blues & Brews Festival in September.

Tickets, including Patron, VIP, and “Jazz After Dark,” are now on sale via the festival’s website. Listen to the festival’s official playlist below.