VAIL JAZZ FESTIVAL
The Vail Jazz Festival is a 10-week program that brings the best talent in the jazz world to the ultimate summer destination in the Colorado Rockies: Vail. The Festival runs from June – September with a number of distinctive series, including Vail Jazz @ Vail Square, The Vail Jazz Club Series, Vail Jazz @ The Market, and all culminating with the Vail Jazz Party over Labor Day Weekend. With over 75 performances and 200 artists, join us this summer as we fill the streets of Vail with the sounds of swing, salsa, blues, Latin, bebop, the American Songbook, and more!
This year we have our best lineup yet to celebrate our 25th anniversary, featuring musicians from more than ten countries and every corner of the jazz world. We will pay tribute to Nat King Cole, reminisce to the soundtracks of films from The Jazz Singer to Casablanca, honor New Orleans pianist Henry Butler, explore the relationship between jazz and the civil rights movement, and remember the legendary Ray Brown.