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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Bria Skonberg returns to Vail for two sizzling performances

The New York City-based trumpeter and vocalist brings her dynamic sound for double nights at Vail Jazz. It happened. Bria Skonberg is officially big time. The Canadian-born trumpeter and vocalist who has hit the jazz world like a supernova over the last few years was signed by Sony Music earlier this summer. Raise your hand […]

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The Great Ladies of Song

VAIL JAZZ FESTIVAL PREVIEW: The Great Ladies of Song   This Monday (July 11), Vail Jazz will present the splendid vocalist Nicole Henry in her tribute to the “Great Ladies of Song.” On stage Nicole has a mesmerizing presence and is blessed with a unique gift as a performer that allows her to connect with […]

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Jazzing up the pop and rock

Seminal guitarist John Pizzarelli returns to Vail When impersonating his father, famed guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli adopts a raspy voice with a strong Jersey accent. He speaks of his father with a tone of equal parts humor and adoration. Coming from one of the most talented, harmonious families in jazz history, there was never […]