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Telluride Jazz Celebration 2012:: Sights of the Festival

A pictorial recap of the 36th Annual Telluride Jazz Celebration by Holley Dey, Louise Uznanski and Richard Uznanski.

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This blog contains a two-part photo gallery. Click the links below to view the galleries. 

Sights of the Festival Part I Gallery 1

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Telluride Jazz Celebration: Day 2 & 3: SOUL’d on Jazz

Victor Wooten

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Telluride Jazz Celebration: Day 1 Has Soul(ive)

by Louise Uznanski, Richard Uznanski, Holley Dey

Thunder clapped and torrential rain fell on the eve of the festival, but on Friday the sun smiled on Telluride and music filled the air. Families gathered in Town Park to celebrate the day and the 36th annual Jazz Festival. There were feathers in the hair of frolicking children, hoops encircling hips that swayed to the beat and arms raised to applaud the musicians. Read more

Telluride Jazz Celebration 2012: Three Days in Paradise

A preview of the 2012 Telluride Jazz Celebration to be held August 3-5 by Louise Uznanski, Holley Dey and Richard Uznanski.

Returning to the Telluride Jazz Celebration where last year Taylor Hicks and Rita Coolidge graced the stage, this year’s lineup promises to again be hip, current and three days well spent in Paradise. Read more

The Appel Farm Music Festival: A Photo Gallery

Photos and recap by Holley Dey, Louise Uznanski and Richard Uznanski for OnTapBlog

On the grounds of the green and well-manicured lawns of Appel Farm Arts Center in Elmer, New Jersey, the Appel Farm Arts and Music Festival took place to the wonderment of a large, enthusiastic audience on a bright and sunny June 2nd.  Performances on The Meadow and The Grove stages kept the multitudes moving from stage to stage, enjoying a 10 hour festival of roots, folk and country rock music.  Interspersed amongst the Children’s Village and the Grove Stage was a crafter’s village comprised of hand crafts made by local artisans that are included in every Appel Farm Arts and Music Festival. Read more

Life is Good Festival 2011: Day 2 Photo Essay

by Louise Uznanski, Richard Uznanski, and Holley Dey

On the second Festival day, life was very good indeed.  The temperature and humidity had cooled, and on a near perfect Sunday afternoon thousands shared the joy of live performance music together. Read more

Life is Good Festival 2011: It All Adds Up to Fun

Review by Holley Dey; Photographs by Louise Uznanski and Richard Uznanski

It’s the new math.  Take two days plus three music stages; multiply that number by thousands of smiles and raise the result to the power of optimism.  What do you get?  You get a late summer weekend of exuberant music and outdoor play shared by the very young and not so young.  You get singing, dancing, hula hoops, and seed spitting.  Dogs that jump hurdles, children that jump in sacks, musicians that jump to the beat, you get it all.  You also get more than one million dollars raised for children in need.  This was the Life is Good Festival, held September 24-25 in Canton, MA on a sultry summer weekend when families came to play and the good vibes kept the rain at bay. Read more

Tales of Telluride, Taylor Hicks and All That Jazz: Part 2

Recap and photos from the 35th Telluride Jazz Celebration by Louise Uznanski and Richard Uznanski for TaylorHicksNews.

“C’mon hurry-up, the Jazz Fest is about to start!”, said the golden-doodle.

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Tales of Telluride, Taylor Hicks and All That Jazz: Part 1

Recap of Telluride’s Jazz Celebration held August 5-8, 2011 by Louise Uznanski.  Photos courtesy of Richard Uznanski and Louise Uznanski for TaylorHicksNews.

The many thousands came for the scenery, the great food but most of all the chance to enjoy the summer weather from morning til night while being serenaded by some of the finest Jazz acts in the country.  And enjoy they did. Record crowds, young and old came to Telluride for the 35th Jazz Celebration.



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Taylor Hicks, LMBO, Lisa Haley at Telluride: Taylor Goes Zydeco

Part Three of Three Parts: Taylor Hicks, Little Memphis Blues Orchestra and Lisa Haley perform ‘Seven Mile Breakdown’ recap by Louise Uznanski. Photos contributed by Richard Uznanski and Louise Uznanski.

A huge thank you to THN, Telluride Jazz Celebration and Todd A. and his staff at Telluride Jazz for being so welcoming and for the opportunity to be part of the media team for the three day Telluride Jazz Celebration. Casey and Eric and Dennis, too! You all made our time in Telluride a weekend to remember. We’ll be back! Read more