It looked to lock in a cross-generational audience, booking the likes of ’80s heroes like Steve Winwood to brand new folk-rock upstarts the Revivalists. Mavis Staples, Macy Gray and Bootsy Collins round out the headliners, three artists atop distinctly different realms of the jazz/R&B tradition: Staples traces her roots to the mid-20th century gospel group the Staples Singers; Macy Gray is a blast from the past of late-’90s R&B pop; and then there’s Bootsy Collins, the de facto lord of rhythm himself, who played with James Brown and in the legendary Afrofuturistic funk-and-soul collective Parliament Funkadelic. Marcus Miller performs at the 2016 Telluride Jazz Festival. Related Articles

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But the top three names here are sure to turn heads. Now, the production company has shared the first look at this year’s Telluride Jazz Festival. Unlike Blues & Brews, this jazz-focused fest is largely sticking to its wheelhouse this year, booking well-respected if not always well-known names in its first round of 20 announced artists. Telluride Jazz Festival 2017 initial lineup
Mavis Staples
Macy Gray
Bootsy Collins & World-Wide Funk Drive
Lee Fields & The Expressions
Miles Mosley
The Suffers
Vaud And The Villains
Davina And The Vagabonds
Hazel Miller Gospel Band
Ranky Tanky
Cha Wa Mardi Gras Indian Band
Bob Montgomery Quintet
Voodoo Orchestra
Telluride Student All-Stars Jazz Ensemble
Stillwater Foundation All-Stars
Soul Research Foundation
Hooligan Brass Band
The Inevitables
Telluride Jazz Academy Band (Ryan Bonneau, provided by SBG Productions)
Last week, SBG Productions announced the initial lineup for the 2017 Telluride Blues & Brews festival. The festival just announced the initial lineup for its 2017 event. Tickets to the festival are $160-$850 and are on sale now over at These artists and many more (see the full lineup below) will grace Telluride Town Park on August 4-6.