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Taylor Hicks at Telluride: Day Two: Jazz, a Legend, All Stars and Marching Bands

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Review of Day 2 at Telluride Jazz Celebration written by Louise Uznanski. Photos contributed by Richard Uznanski and Louise Uznanski.

Highlights of Day 2 at Telluride included sets by the legendary honored performer Paquito D’Rivera, The Telluride Student All Star Jazz Ensemble, Voodoo Orchestra, March Fourth Marching Band, Walter, Roberts and Deitch, the gorgeous weather and the awesome crowds. 

Paquito D’Rivera is a legendary musician and the honored performer this year at Telluride. The main stage bears his name this year. He is a seasoned, refined and dynamic performer with a world of knowledge of all kinds of music and it shows in his live performances. With him were Alex and Zach Brown who performed on Day 1.

Voodoo Orchestra is comprised of young musicians and led by a Michael Buble-like lead singer. Their swing version of jazz was very entertaining and had the crowd up dancing in the early part of the day.

Telluride Jazz All Star Jazz Ensemble is a program for high school students selected from across the country to be part of the summer season at Telluride. They include a vocalist and an all star selection of jazz musicians.

March Fourth Marching Band was a sight and a sound to behold. Made up of musicians who consider themselves rejects from their high school marching band, the Band was the highlight and the surprise of the Festival to this point.

Walter, Roberts and Deitch are an inspiration jazz band made up of veteran artists of the jazz scene. They later performed at the Sheridan Opera House where Taylor Hicks made an appearance.

More photos to come a bit later including photos of the audience participation and scenery. Please come back for an update!

UPDATE, Day 2 at Telluride.

A blog devoted to Taylor’s show with LIMBO will be posted soon.

The following are some photos from Day 2:

Taylor’s live interview with Casey Graves in the Media Tent.

12 Comments Post a comment
  1. Medolark #

    Thanks for being there and keeping us posted.Can’t wait to see all the pics. Did you see anyone taking video of Taylor’s set? I’m hoping someone got the opening song CTW. WOW! It was unbelievably great! Ü

    August 7, 2011
  2. luvhicks #

    Taylor Hicks was amazing along with his band . So much talent wrapped into one giving soul who truly loves sharing with us. Thank you Telluride for having this talented star highlithing your festival. Hope for more. Will there be any follow up videos or DVDs?

    August 7, 2011
  3. tishtx #

    Wonderful photos once again!!

    August 7, 2011
  4. Linda T #

    I love all of your pictures and descriptions, Louise and Mac — thanks so much for posting them! Will look forward to the next installment!

    August 7, 2011
  5. Gr8fulheart #

    WOW! For anyone who watched Taylor’s performance last night; whether in person, or with UStream; there cannot be any disappointments. I believe this is one of their best concerts ever! Thanx to Telluride for having Taylor & LMBO at this event, & I’m hoping & praying there will be a repeat concert next year. The countryside alone is an amazing attraction; then, add Taylor & the band! Amazing!♥

    August 7, 2011
  6. Gr8fulheart #
    WOW! For anyone who watched Taylor’s performance last night; whether in person, or with UStream; there cannot be any disappointments. I believe this is one of their best concerts ever! Thanx to Telluride for having Taylor & LMBO at this event, & I’m hoping & praying there will be a repeat concert next year. The countryside alone is an amazing attraction; then, add Taylor & the band! Amazing!♥

    August 7, 2011
  7. vicki minger #

    Taylor’s smb with the fiddler, Lisa, and the boys of the band was the ultimate entertainment. The harp, fiddle chicken picken’ was classic hicks. We were thrilled and honored to be treated to the Live stream. TY so much!

    August 8, 2011
  8. Judith Morton #

    I was able to watch Taylor’s concert from the lake. Ustream was amazing! What a performance!!! He and the band gave the crowd quite a show. Looking forward to pictures/video/audio…anything. Loved the shirt and boots.

    August 8, 2011
  9. Denise Barlow #

    This had to be the best Taylor Hicks concert to date. Such energy from Taylor and Little Memphis Blues band. Love seeing Lisa fiddle with Taylor to Seven Mile Breakdown. Incredible!

    August 8, 2011
  10. juliegr #

    Great photos — wish I had your photographic skills. ;D

    August 8, 2011
  11. Judy Aja #

    Amazing photoes…….. LOVED Taylor and LMBO….. He’s the best!!! Watched on Ustream and soooooo glad I did.. Incredible….

    August 8, 2011
    • Louise #

      Thanks Judy. Didn’t Telluride Jazz do an amazing job with the UStream feed? So glad everyone had a chance to ‘see’ this show!
      Thanks again.

      August 15, 2011

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