Outdoor concerts

A spectacular straight ahead jazz trio. Among the top touring jazz trios in the nation, Akiko Tsuruga (organ), Jeff Hamilton (drums), and Graham Dechter (guitar), never fail to impress with high energy, innovative arrangements and world-class musicianship, always leaving rave reviews in their wake. Playing together for years, this ace trio combines the exceptional talents of three singular pros into a greater-than-the-parts amalgam of tasteful, creative, straight-ahead jazz. With palpable camaraderie, this trinity never fails to delight.

Veronica Swift with the Emmet Cohen Trio | Aug 16

Aug 6, 2018

The Vail Jazz Festival presents Veronica Swift on Thursday, August 16 at 6 pm at Vail Square. At just 23, Veronica’s style and vocal talent are way beyond her years, captivating unsuspecting audiences with American Songbook, bebop, and vocalese classics. Already recognized as one of today’s top young jazz singers, she first performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center when she was 11 and her first CD was recorded when she was just 9. Adding zest to the evening, noted pianist Emmet Cohen and his trio are on hand to provide creative & sensitive collaborations.

Mariachi Sol De Mi Tierra was formed with the idea to show people something fresh and unique from the already existing musical groups in Denver, CO. On Aug 6, 1999, four young music enthusiasts, Oscar Vaca, Jesus Ramirez, Raul Romero, and Vicente Romero, gave complete trust and hope to the leader of the group, Juventino Romero. With a lot of determination, practice and hard work, they decided to plan an exciting musical adventure. Throughout the years, more musicians joined, which lead to the eight musicians who are a part of the group today.

Nicki Parrott's Multimedia Tribute to Peggy Lee | Aug 9

Aug 4, 2018
vailjazz.org

Legendary jazz vocalist Peggy Lee (1920-2002) is creatively channeled by Australian singer & bassist Nicki Parrott, whose alluring renditions of Lee classics have been mesmerizing audiences globally. With more than 15 albums to her credit, Nicki is a regular at major international jazz festivals, impressing audiences equally for her vocal assuredness and her tone and articulation on the bass.  She is an avid student of female cabaret luminaries and has also performed in several Broadway shows.

Chris Daniels & the Kings (now with Freddi Gowdy) are celebrating their 33rd year with a new album "BLUES WITH HORNS!"

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