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First Annual Otis Taylor Trance Blues Jam Festival Line-Up Announced

By , Editor | The Jazz Line

The Line-Up for the first annual Otis Taylor Trance Blues Jam Festival has been announced.

The festival will feature a weekend full of public workshops and jam sessions giving musicians and fans the unique opportunity to both watch and perform with the world renowned musicians comprising the festival.

In attendance will be Bob “Steady Rollin’” Margolin, IBMA Banjo Player of the year Tony Trischka, multi-instrumentalist Don Vappie, bassist George Porter, Jr., guitarist/vocalist Standing Bear, Cassie Taylor and legendary bluesman Otis Taylor.

Speaking about the festival, which takes place in Boulder, CO, Taylor said, “You don’t have to be a musician to get involved with the Trance Blues Jam Festival… The more types of participants we have, the better

“The goal is to fill the hills with the sound of music of all genres: classical, blues, jazz, pop, world, rap, spoken word; [and] instruments of every type: horns, strings, percussion and even street instruments like cans and buckets.”

The event, which runs from Friday, November 25 to Sunday, November 27, begins with a pre-Trance Jam hosted by Taylor, Margolin and Vappie at the Boulder Outlook Hotel on Friday at 8 p.m.

Taylor and the visiting artists will be leading workshops throughout the weekend on both both Saturday and Sunday, running from 9:30am until 3:30pm. The Sunday workshops are geared towards younger performers and will conclude with a Family Jam in the afternoon.

Tickets for the jam festival range from $15 for Friday’s event to $80 for full-day Saturday pass. For more event information, visit the festival’s website.