Entries by vailjazzteam

H2 Big Band leaders sum up the unique, danceable magic of Count Basie

The 17-piece ensemble channels generations of hits by the swing king on Thursday in Vail From tapping your foot to bobbing your head to launching yourself into an all-out Lindy Hop, swing music simply makes you want to move. When it involves 17 musicians and originates with Count Basie, the dance formula is pretty much […]

Explore the roots of Cuban music with Maraca and his Latin Jazz All-stars

Join us August 18th, as Vail greets flutist Orlando “Maraca” Valle and his Latin Jazz All-Stars to Vail Jazz @ Vail Square starting at 6 pm. Performing with a seven piece band, you can already hear the exotic Latin beat of the congas and percussion, the warm sounds of salsa on the piano, the bright […]

Cécile McClorin Salvant strikes fine balance between the silky and surly

The GRAMMY winning vocalist lands on Vail Jazz stage Thursday Not one to mince words, Cécile McClorin Salvant is grateful for the tidal wave of fanfare she’s received in the last few years, but is also OK with people who don’t like her sound. “If you know of me and like my music, thank you […]

Joey Alexander … Jazz Musician

A “child prodigy” is a young person endowed with extraordinary talent. When a well-respected music critic makes the pronouncement that a 6-year-old classical violinist is a child prodigy, he is opining that the young musician possesses the skills to produce a musical output comparable to what a very skilled adult violinist can produce. The critic […]

Colorado High School Band Showcase kicks off this weekend

More free music to your ears is coming to Vail this Sunday. Every Sunday from July 31 to Aug. 21, Vail Jazz debuts a jazz band comprised of talented teens from around the state at 11 a.m. Come early to the Vail Farmers’ Market and witness rising local talent from around the state.   The […]

Sensational GRAMMY performer Joey Alexander set to light up the keys in Vail

Young pianist and his trio bring masterful sound to Lionshead on Thursday Living in the moment is a philosophy that Joey Alexander follows not only to his musical career but also in life. Speaking on the phone with the Balinese pianist, it is nearly impossible to tell that he just turned 13. He is gracious […]