Local Area Event

Vail Jazz Presents: Vail Jazz Party House Band, Alumni Quintet and All-Stars

The red hot triple bill kicks off the 22nd Annual Vail Jazz Party, beginning with the current lineup of freshly fine-tuned Vail Jazz Workshop students (Vail Jazz All-Stars)  –the nation’s top 12 teenage jazz musicians. Then comes the Quintet of former All-Stars who are no pros and finally the Vail Jazz Party House Band sextet comprised of  individual stars the genre - Jo John Clayton, Jeff Clayton, Lewis Nash, Terell Stafford, Bill Cunliffe, and Wycliffe Gordon.

Vail Jazz Presents: Monty Alexander, John Clayton and Jeff Hamilton

Launching in explosive fashion, the Vail Square season opens with this trio of pianist, bassist and drummer, which has collectively etched a truly distinguished mark in the jazz world. Individually, each star has worked with everyone from Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald to Tony Bennett and Count Basie. Together, they have made history time and time again throughout their 40-year career.

Vail Jazz Presents: John Pizzarelli

Back by popular demand, the famed guitarist with his quartet returns to the Vail Square stage sprinkling a unique touch on Great American Songbook classics. Pizzarelli isn’t afraid to throw in lively renditions of rock tunes by the likes of the Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and others.

Vail Jazz Presents: Bria Skonberg

Last summer the young Canadian trumpeter blew the doors off during her Vail Jazz Festival debut (also at Newport Jazz and at Lincoln Center, where she won the 2015 Swing! Award). Her original works feature fresh, contagious vocals and harmonies with a touch of grit and a lot of spirit.

Vail Jazz @ Vail Square
Dates: Thursdays July 7-September 1
Time: 6-8pm
Tickets: $20 General Admission, $40 Premium Seats, $135 Subscription (4 perf.)
All ticket prices increase 1 hour prior to show.
Venue: “Vail Square” 675 Lionshead Place

Vail Jazz Presents: Michel Camilo

Described by Vail Jazz organizers as “a major coup” to land in the lineup, the GRAMMY® Award-winning pianist makes his Vail debut. The Dominican composer offers a Latin flare that has hypnotized audiences across the globe.

Vail Jazz @ Vail Square
Dates: Thursdays July 7-September 1
Time: 6-8pm
Tickets: $20 General Admission, $40 Premium Seats, $135 Subscription (4 perf.)
All ticket prices increase 1 hour prior to show.
Venue: “Vail Square” 675 Lionshead Place

Vail Jazz Presents: Joey Alexander

You may have seen this kid – arguably one of the world’s most talented youngsters (a mere 12 years old) – on 60 Minutes or earning a raucous standing ovation following his performance at this year’s GRAMMY® Awards. Born in Indonesia, the young pianist is self-taught and released his first album last year, nominated for Best Jazz Instrumental Album.

Vail Jazz Presents: Maraca & His Latin Jazz All-Stars

Led by GRAMMY®-nominated, Cuban-born flutist Orlando “Maraca” Valle, this energetic eight-piece ensemble features a collection of the world’s top Latin jazz specialists. Making its Vail debut, the ensemble is sure to get the crowd on its feet and moving.

Vail Jazz @ Vail Square
Dates: Thursdays July 7-September 1
Time: 6-8pm
Tickets: $20 General Admission, $40 Premium Seats, $135 Subscription (4 perf.)
All ticket prices increase 1 hour prior to show.
Venue: “Vail Square” 675 Lionshead Place
 

Vail Jazz Presents: H2 Big Band Tribute to Count Basie

Speaking of energy, the sizzling, Colorado-based big band returns to Vail to light up the stage with favorites from the late, great bandleader. H2 Big Band is famous for nailing Basie’s distinctive swing style.

Vail Jazz @ Vail Square
Dates: Thursdays July 7-September 1
Time: 6-8pm
Tickets: $20 General Admission, $40 Premium Seats, $135 Subscription (4 perf.)
All ticket prices increase 1 hour prior to show.
Venue: “Vail Square” 675 Lionshead Place