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.
Luckily the musical world is well beyond those regrettable times when anyone would hear an amazing instrumentalist and dare say, “she plays pretty well … for a girl.” The jazz scene in particular has been struck by a steady string of female standouts for decades and the 21st Annual Vail Jazz Party aims to both […]
In its 20th year, the Vail Jazz Workshop hosts 12 of the nation’s top teenage musicians preceding this weekend’s annual Labor Day Jazz Party Luca Rodoni wasn’t one of those musical prodigies who sat down at his first piano lesson as a small boy and started playing a symphony. “When I was young, I hated […]
Mastermind behind the Vail Jazz Workshop and a pioneer of the Vail Jazz Festival, Grammy winner John Clayton grew up in California learning bass from jazz master Ray Brown, whose bass he now plays. He toured with the Monty Alexander Trio and the Count Basie Orchestra before taking the position of principle bass in the […]