Spinphony is a cutting edge classical pop fusion group consisting of four virtuosic string players and a DJ.
Spinphony writes their own arrangements and originals in a style they call ‘Pop Baroque’. While sticking to their classical roots by performing virtuosic classics like Vivaldi summer and Beethoven string quartets, Spinphony creates a fresh new take on the classics by mashing them up with rock and pop favorites such as Kashmir and Smooth Criminal and adding high energy orchestrated backing tracks from the DJ. They perform more in the style of a rock band than a traditional string quartet with choreographed dance moves and interaction with the audience. Spinphony’s unique style and high energy performances have taken them across the US and Mexico performing for both public and private events.
Where to hear Spinphony during the Festival:
Saturday, September 23: At the Cars & Colors Hanger 29 evening event at the Telluride Airport: 6p-9p
MoDaZz, out of the Denver area, provides a unique trademark blend of smooth jazz covers, jazz standards, and fusion jams. Live performances by MoDaZz include a powerful array of songs by artists such as Spyro Gyra, Richard Elliot, John Klemmer, Boney James, David Sanborn, Lee Ritenour, Eric Johnson, etc. MoDaZz has a way of re-arranging a song into a very loose format so as not to be limited by the song itself – but to give ample space for improvisation and fusion jams. The freedom to take musical detours into uncharted territory can make the music surprisingly unpredictable and extremely interesting as listeners try to anticipate what will happen next. MoDaZz lays down the funky smooth grooves that give people an irresistible urge to dance, while mixing in a touch of jazz/improv to keep it fresh.
Where to hear MoDaZz during the Festival:
Thursday, September 21 at the Cars & Colors Welcome Reception in the Cars & Colors Lounge: 6p-9p
Friday, September 22 at the Cool Cars on Colorado event, Main Street Telluride: 5p-7p
Saturday, September 23 at the Telluride Airport afternoon Exhibits: 12p-3p
If you closed your eyes, you’d swear it was Neil Diamond himself belting out his ’60’s hit “Sweet Caroline” or Willie Nelson duetting with Waylon Jennings the country classic, “Good-Hearted Woman”. Occasionally using the voices of Johnny Cash, Tom Jones, Willie Nelson, Marty Robbins, Roger Miller, Gordon Lightfoot, David Peel totally captivates his audiences with a huge variety of music styles and crowd-pleasing favorites.
Where to hear Dave Peel during the Festival:
Saturday, September 23: Cool Cars on Colorado, Main Street Telluride: 11a-2p
Sunday, September 24:Alpenglow Closing Reception at the Cars and Colors Lounge in Mountain Village: 3p-5p