Ticketed performances are on sale now and free live music abounds all summer long

Tickets for the 2020 Vail Jazz Festival are on sale today. This is another summer to celebrate as the Vail Jazz Workshop turns 25. We will be promoting music education and the people who make it possible all summer long.

Here’s the breakdown of what’s in store this summer, so be sure to mark your calendars.

Vail Jazz Party general on-sale begins next Monday, March 9.

Free events:

Vail Jazz @ The Market

Every Sunday from July 19 through Aug. 23 – Vail Jazz presents free live music from a rotating lineup of highly acclaimed regional musicians, 12-3 p.m. at The Jazz Tent at Solaris during the Vail Farmers Market & Art Show.

Vail Jazz @ The Remedy

Every Sunday night from July 19 through Aug. 23 at 8 p.m., a rotating cast of musical talent joins pianist Tony Gulizia and drummer Brian Loftus for free live music at The Remedy Bar in the Four Seasons Vail.

Jammin’ Jazz Kids

Sundays July 26 through August 2 from 11:00-11:45 a.m., the Jazz Tent at Solaris in Vail calls all kids from 4 to 12 years old. Vail Jazz’s Tony Gulizia and a team of musical educators lead a FREE hands-on workshop teaching the basics of rhythm and melody. Instruments provided.

Colorado Student Band Showcase

Sundays August 9 through 23 from 11:00-11:45 a.m. Select Colorado high school and university jazz bands will be the featured openers for the Vail Jazz @ The Market series. Enjoy the rousing sounds and burgeoning talent of the next generation of jazzers.

Ticketed shows:

The Vail Jazz @ Vail Square returns to the all-weather Jazz Tent in Lionshead from 6 to 8 p.m. every Thursday from July 4 to Aug. 29. General admission seats are $25, preferred seats are $40 and premium seats are $50. Drinks are available for purchase.


July 16 Davina and the Vagabonds

July 23 Chuck Lamb Quartet’s Multimedia Tribute to Dave Brubeck

July 30 Warren Wolf Warren Wolf: History of the Vibes

August 6 Curtis Stigers

August 13 Catherine Russell: A Multimedia Journey of Women and the Blues

August 20 Arturo Sandoval


Go here for tickets and more information about the Vail Square series.


Vail Jazz Gala – Honoring Tony Gulizia

July 8 – This one-of-a-kind event features internationally lauded trombonist Wycliffe Gordon displaying his funk stylings at Larkspur Restaurant. Expect a night of dancing, amazing food and an open bar. General admission tickets are $250, reserved seating is  $300.

Get tickets here for the 2020 Vail Jazz Gala.


The 26th Annual Vail Jazz Party

From Sept. 3 to Sept. 7, more than 40 of the world’s most talented jazz artists (including the iconic Vail Jazz House Band) converge at the Vail Marriott and in Vail Square for a Labor Day weekend stacked with explosive indoor and outdoor performances. In the same format as that first fateful event years ago, artists rotate from stage to stage, some in unlikely combinations that result in a flurry of unique and previously untapped talent and improvisational masterpieces. To witness these shows are truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. Niki Haris’ Gospel Prayer Meetin’ – historically the Vail Jazz Party’s most popular performance and always the first to sell out – will once again take place at the Gerald Ford Amphitheatre on Sunday, Sept. 6.

General on-sale for the 26th Annual Vail Jazz Party begins on March 9th.

For more information about Vail Jazz, call 970-479-6146.