Two recent articles in Vanity Fair Magazine focused on today’s bright new generation of jazz musicians, and featured a dozen Vail Jazz Workshop alumns in the ranks of the best young musicians on the scene.
Grace Kelly (’08, sax) appears alongside Vail favorite Cyrille Aimée in an article about Millenials who are shaking up the jazz world. (Robert Glasper, ’97 piano, gets an honorable mention but misses the age cutoff).
In another article about the parade of sensational young jazz players on today’s scene, dubbed the Jazz “youth-quake” , another nine Vail Jazz Workshop alumns are mentioned.
Congrats to Elena Pinderhughes (’11, sax), Luques Curtis (’00, bass), Russell Hall (’10, bass), Hailey Niswanger (’07, sax), Lakecia Benjamin (’99, sax), Erica Von Kleist (’98, sax), Sullivan Fortner (’02, piano), Marcus Gilmore (’02, drums), and alumn of the original 1998 Workshop class, Miles Mosley (bass).
Photo for Vanity Fair by Mark Seliger.