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February 2018

Soirée: Secrets of the Great American Songbook feat. Shelly Berg

February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Private Residence
invitation only

Multi-Grammy nominated arranger, orchestrator, producer and pianist, Shelly Berg will present favorite standards and hidden gems from the Great American Songbook, the canon of the most influential songs that shaped the path of American jazz. Named one of three “Educators for the Millenium” by the LA Times, he is perfectly suited to not only play the songs with dynamic skill, but to share anecdotes and stories about the rich history behind the songs and the composers who penned them. about…

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March 2018

Set 1: Dave Tull CD Release Party

March 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Ludwig’s terrace, Sonnenalp, 20 Vail Road
Vail, CO 81657 United States
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$40

Dave Tull is a man of many talents. Although he is best known as an internationally acclaimed drummer for such notables as Chuck Mangione and Michael Bublé, he is also a gifted singer and lyricist. On his second CD “Texting and Driving,” Tull blends his skilled drumming and vocal talents with wry, witty storytelling about life as a jazz musician and the woes of everyday occurrences, creating a rare convergence of clever phrasing, swingin’ rhythms, and laugh-out-loud funny lyrics. About…

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Set 2: Dave Tull CD Release Party

March 14 @ 8:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Ludwig’s terrace, Sonnenalp, 20 Vail Road
Vail, CO 81657 United States
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$40

Dave Tull is a man of many talents. Although he is best known as an internationally acclaimed drummer for such notables as Chuck Mangione and Michael Bublé, he is also a gifted singer and lyricist. On his second CD “Texting and Driving,” Tull blends his skilled drumming and vocal talents with wry, witty storytelling about life as a jazz musician and the woes of everyday occurrences, creating a rare convergence of clever phrasing, swingin’ rhythms, and laugh-out-loud funny lyrics. About…

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Swing! Swing! Swing!

March 30 @ 8:00 pm
The Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch, 0130 Daybreak Ridge Rd
Avon, CO 81620 United States
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$40 - $75

Vail Jazz and the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch are proud to present an evening celebrating the twentieth anniversary of Vail Jazz Goes to School with a special performance by the Tony Gulizia Sextet. The performance will be a swingin’, swanky retrospective of a century of jazz classics—the audience will take to their feet to dance to a selection of rip-roaring tunes, featuring the hits of Benny Goodman, Louis Prima and more. The Tony Gulizia Sextet serve as the faculty of Vail…

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Soirée: Ricky Nye Trio

March 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Private Residence
invitation only

Known for its rollicking, foot-stomping jubilance, the boogie-woogie sound erupted from the American South during the late 1920s. This piano-centric subgenre of the jazz tradition drew its structural elements from the Blues and spirituals, but introduced an intoxicating rhythmic complexity that inspired generations of young dancers. Ricky Nye is one of the nation’s leading players and preservationists of boogie-woogie, stunning audiences with unmatched authenticity, virtuosic speed and playful arrangements. about the performance Invitation-only soirées offer a one-of-a-kind social and listening…

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April 2018

Set 1: Tribute to Ray Charles feat. Joe McBride Trio

April 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Ludwig’s terrace, Sonnenalp, 20 Vail Road
Vail, CO 81657 United States
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$40

Pianist and vocalist Joe McBride takes on the role of Ray Charles in this tour de force performance. An innovator since his first recordings in the early ’90s, McBride blurs the lines between jazz, R&B, soul, and funk. His trio is joined by special guest Bob Rebholz on saxophone for a show that will pay tribute to “The Genius of Soul,” through inspiring renditions of his songbook. About the performance Doors open 30 minutes prior to performance start time. Ludwig’s…

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Set 2: Tribute to Ray Charles feat. Joe McBride Trio

April 11 @ 8:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Ludwig’s terrace, Sonnenalp, 20 Vail Road
Vail, CO 81657 United States
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$40

Pianist and vocalist Joe McBride takes on the role of Ray Charles in this tour de force performance. An innovator since his first recordings in the early ’90s, McBride blurs the lines between jazz, R&B, soul, and funk. His trio is joined by special guest Bob Rebholz on saxophone for a show that will pay tribute to “The Genius of Soul,” through inspiring renditions of his songbook. About the performance Doors open 30 minutes prior to performance start time. Ludwig’s…

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