Vail Jazz is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Vail, Colorado. Through six unique performance series and three signature educational programs, Vail Jazz perpetuates jazz with a focus on young musicians and young audiences.



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Vail Jazz in the news

22nd Annual Vail Jazz Festival The 22nd Annual Vail Jazz Festival is two months away, and already making headlines! “The Vail Jazz Festival has recruited numerous internationally known jazz legends for more than two decades, and this season, which kicks off in July, is slated to be its biggest season ever.” -Westword Check out a special DownBeat article on Colorado […]


Vail Jazz Goes to School returns with a sweet reward in store

Vail Jazz Goes to School, Vail Jazz’s music education program for fourth- and fifth-graders, returns to schools in Eagle County starting today. This third session brings a trio of professional musicians and educators into 15 local schools to share their love of jazz and American history, and to inspire young people to embrace America’s own […]


Vail Jazz receives largest donation in its history from Starwood Hotels CEO

Rapidly expanding Vail Jazz receives largest donation in its history and is set to launch blockbuster festival yet again When Howard Stone founded Vail Jazz 21 years ago, the organization was a one-weekend wonder. Welcoming well-known and respected jazz artists from across the country, the “Vail Jazz Party” over Labor Day weekend was regarded by […]