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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The life of a New Orleans Jazz Singer

How a cruel speech therapist, a hurricane and a stalker helps John Boutté bring tears of joy to his audiences. There’s a tropical storm ripping through Louisiana and John Boutté is watching the towering, 200-year-old trees blow and sway on his new property outside of New Orleans. “Man, I’m so fortunate,” he says during a […]

Free live music begins Sunday at Vail Farmers’ Market

If there were ever an absolute confirmation that summer has officially arrived, it’s the start of the Vail Farmers Market. Ah yes, the juicy cherries and peaches, the freshly jarred Colorado honey, the one-of-a-kind arts and crafts, the constant aroma of smoky barbecue and sea of happy people. What would it all be without a […]

Vail Jazz honored for paving educational path

Founder Howard Stone receives prestigious Downbeat Jazz Education Achievement Award. Howard Stone has served as more than just a springboard for many young musicians’ career paths. But you’d be pressed to get him to admit it. Try asking him about all the years he hosted the crew of Vail Jazz Workshop students in his very […]