2019 Vail Jazz Workshop
The Vail Jazz Workshop, among the longest-running programs of its kind, brings the next generation of jazz torchbearers together for a meeting of the minds facilitated by some of today’s greatest jazz educators and players. Each year, a dozen of North America’s most dedicated, gifted and promising young jazz musicians are chosen from a broad field of talented applicants, receiving scholarships to participate in the 10-day Vail Jazz Workshop.
Organized in conjunction with the Vail Jazz Party, this highly regarded program is now in its 24th year, having mentored 274 high school-aged musicians since its inception. By anecdote, reputation, and word-of-mouth—from students and professionals alike—the 12 annual slots at the Vail Jazz Workshop are among the most coveted music scholarships for pre-college jazz musicians.
Alumni have garnered recognition at all levels of the music industry: from Downbeat Student Awards to Grammy’s, from Essentially Ellington’s Outstanding soloist Awards to Emmys. Alumni of the Workshop have contributed to over 100 Grammy nominated projects, headline major festivals across the world, and regularly give masterclasses and lessons to the next generation of jazz musicians
Below is the next generation of Vail Jazz Workshop students: