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January 2018

Set 1: Phil Wiggins + George Kilby Jr.

January 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Ludwig’s terrace, Sonnenalp, 20 Vail Road
Vail, CO 81657 United States
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$40

Phil Wiggins plays the harmonica better than any blues-man around, making his pocket-sized instrument sing, howl and moan. He was recently awarded a NEA National Heritage Fellowship, recognizing his contributions to national arts culture. As a longtime collaborator and sideman for Blues and R&B icons like Pinetop Perkins and Henry Butler, George Kilby, Jr. has taken his music from the road-houses of the Southeast to the major music festivals of Europe. A Vail favorite after their debut last summer, Wiggins…

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Set 2: Phil Wiggins + George Kilby Jr.

January 17, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Ludwig’s terrace, Sonnenalp, 20 Vail Road
Vail, CO 81657 United States
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$40

Phil Wiggins plays the harmonica better than any blues-man around, making his pocket-sized instrument sing, howl and moan. He was recently awarded a NEA National Heritage Fellowship, recognizing his contributions to national arts culture. As a longtime collaborator and sideman for Blues and R&B icons like Pinetop Perkins and Henry Butler, George Kilby, Jr. has taken his music from the road-houses of the Southeast to the major music festivals of Europe. A Vail favorite after their debut last summer, Wiggins…

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February 2018

Set 1: Julien Labro + Olli Soikkeli Quartet

February 21, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Ludwig’s terrace, Sonnenalp, 20 Vail Road
Vail, CO 81657 United States
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$40

The music of Julien Labro and Olli Soikkeli is steeped in the swinging gypsy jazz tradition of Django Reinhardt. Finnish guitarist Olli plays with blistering speed, and French accordionist Julien with masterful technique. Together they bring the exhilarating, smoking hot gypsy jazz sound to life as they play classic repertoire and rich originals alike. About the performance Doors open 30 minutes prior to performance start time. Ludwig’s Terrace in the Sonnenalp Hotel is transformed into an elegant alpine jazz club…

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Set 2: Julien Labro + Olli Soikkeli Quartet

February 21, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Ludwig’s terrace, Sonnenalp, 20 Vail Road
Vail, CO 81657 United States
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$40

The music of Julien Labro and Olli Soikkeli is steeped in the swinging gypsy jazz tradition of Django Reinhardt. Finnish guitarist Olli plays with blistering speed, and French accordionist Julien with masterful technique. Together they bring the exhilarating, smoking hot gypsy jazz sound to life as they play classic repertoire and rich originals alike. About the performance Doors open 30 minutes prior to performance start time. Ludwig’s Terrace in the Sonnenalp Hotel is transformed into an elegant alpine jazz club…

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

February 24, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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Soirée: Ricky Nye Trio

March 24, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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