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 Sextet performs student compositions at year-end concert

The Vilar Performing Arts Center was alive with toe tapping, knee smacking and head bobbing this week, as Tony Gulizia and the Vail Jazz Goes to School Sextet performed a trio of concerts for local fourth- and fifth-graders to wrap up the latest season of the Vail Jazz Foundation’s Jazz Goes to School program. Gulizia […]


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 […]