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 lineup of up-and- comers includes:
- July 31 – Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts
- Aug. 7 – Kent Denver School Jazz Band
- Aug. 14 – East High School 6 th Hour Jazz Combo
- Aug. 21 – Denver School of the Arts Jazz Ensemble
“Featuring high school-aged jazz musicians from our state is another way that Vail Jazz
showcases young musicians during the summer-long festival,” says Robin Litt, Vail Jazz
Executive Director. “Performing at the Farmers’ Market is the perfect opportunity for hundreds
of ears to soak up this pool of young talent.”
Performances take place at the Vail Jazz Tent, located on the west side of Solaris Plaza in Vail
Vail Jazz @ The Market continues through Aug. 28 each week, featuring Colorado-based
musicians and ensembles firing up a live soundtrack at the Vail Farmers Market from 12 to 3
p.m. The series continues on July 31 with The Hennessy 6, a talented sextet based in Denver.
The group, led by Sean Hennessy on trumpet, includes seamless interpretation of soulful
ballads, driving swing, Latin hard bop and more. The group has played together since 2012, but
collectively have appeared alongside Dave Liebman, Joe Walsh, Wycilffe Gordon, John Faddis,
Vince Gill and Amy Grant.
Also, Sunday nights never sounded so good. Local jazz legend, Tony Gulizia and drummer Brian
Loftus are joined by an exciting variety of visiting jazz musicians each week at the event’s new
home at the Four Seasons Resort. The series has been a big hit and takes place from 8 to 10
p.m. every Sunday through Aug. 28. On July 31, Sean Hennessy will join Gulizia and Loftus on
Free Sunday night performances and Vail Jazz @ The Market are part of the 22 nd Annual Vail
Jazz Festival, which offers more than 60 live shows in Vail throughout the summer and
culminates in the Vail Jazz Party, a five-day blowout of wall-to- wall performances over Labor
Day Weekend. For information, visit www.vailjazz.org or call 888.VAIL.JAM