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