Vail, CO – The Vail Jazz Festival presents the first installment in a series of nine Jazz @ Vail Square performances on Thursday, July 5 with the Brubeck Brothers Quartet. The concert begins at 6 p.m. and will be held under the Jazz Tent at The Arrabelle in Vail Square in Lionshead. Preferred seating at the front of the tent is $20 and guarantees a spot whenever you arrive with free general admission seating at the back of tent available on a first-come, first-served basis. A $99 Jazz Pass is offered with preferred seating for all nine performances.
“2012 is the first year we’re offering reserved seating in the Jazz Tent for the Thursday night performances due to the tremendous growth of our audience,” says Festival Artistic Director Howard Stone. “With our new ticketing policy, we are able to assure our dedicated jazz fans the opportunity to experience the music up close to the band without the need to get to the venue an hour before the show.”
The Brubeck Brothers Quartet kicks off the series with their joyful and expressive straight-ahead jazz. While their sound is anchored in the be-bop style, it is seasoned with unconventional time signatures. The Brubeck Brothers Quartet was chosen to usher in the New Year on National Public Radio’s “Toast of the Nation” performance.
About the Vail Jazz Festival:
With 40 performances from June 24 through September 3, the 18th annual Vail Jazz Festival presents headliners such as Marcia Ball, Byron Stripling, the Jeff Hamilton Trio and the Brubeck Brothers Quartet in a variety of ticketed and free events in intimate indoor and unique outdoor venues throughout Vail. Featuring diverse jazz genres from straight-ahead,, to Latin, swing and the Great American Songbook, the Festival culminates with the Labor Day Vail Jazz Party featuring more than 30 hours of music in a five-day celebration of jazz.
Jazz @ Vail Square Lineup 2012:
7/5: Brubeck Brothers Quartet , Straight Ahead and Right Down the Middle
7/12: Wil Campa Y Su Gran Union, Tower of Power meets Afro Cuban Rhythms
7/19: Marcia Ball, Down Home Blues with a Cajun Flavor
7/26: The Falconaires with Special Guest Al Hood, Big Band American Classics
8/2: Hot Tomatoes Swing Band and Dance, Swinging Big Band Hits from the Past
8/9: Tommy Igoe Sextet, Burning Jazz with Contemporary Twist
8/16: Miche Braden & The Kenny Walker Quartet, Blues and Soul like never before
8/23: Junior Mance Trio, Legendary Jazz Pianist
8/30: Clayton Brothers Sextet & Vail Jazz All-Stars – Jazz Masters and the Next Generation