Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Taos Jazz Festival To Be Best Yet, Organizer Says.

Byline: Natasha Nargis For the Journal

Although the Taos Art Association has been around since the 1950s, the Jazz Festival Series is only two years old. In that brief period it brought some great players to the state. The list includes trumpeter Terrence Blanchard, vocalist Nnenna Freelon, and Roy Hargrove on trumpet and flugelhorn. This season's festival is being co-produced and presented by Maggie Consodine Productions and the Taos Art Association. In a recent interview, Taos Art Association board president Ted Dimond said this season promises to be the best yet.

How have you managed, in such a short period of time, to bring internationally acclaimed jazz musicians to Taos?

Maggie Consodine has really taken to this, and has made an effort to go out and find who is available. …

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