The grand finale of both the Vail Jazz Festival and the beautiful Colorado summer season, the Vail Jazz Party features a jam-packed lineup with over 35 headliners that join together to play in group performances, multi-artist jam sessions, and inspiring multimedia tributes to jazz legends. Vail Jazz Party features a House Band with John Clayton, Jeff Clayton, Terell Stafford, Wycliffe Gordon, Bill Cunliffe, and Lewis Nash. With over 35 hours of jazz music, the Vail Jazz Party has cemented its reputation as the premier Labor Day weekend event!
The Labor Day Weekend Party includes afternoon and evening sessions including late evening jams at various venues and Sunday’s Niki Haris’ Gospel Prayer Meetin’ session at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater located at 530 S Frontage Rd E. More info here.
Ernie Adams, Jacob Christoffersen, Adrian Cunningham, Sinne Eeg, Diego Figueiredo, Bobby Floyd, Mitch Forman, Larry Fuller, Jerohn Garnett, Jeff Hamilton, Niki Haris, Greg Harris, Steve Kovalcheck, , Julien Labro, James Morrison, Nicki Parrott, Ken Peplowski, Lyndon Rochelle, Olli Soikkeli, Byron Stripling, Jerry Weldon, and Martin Wind
Vail Jazz Party House Band – John Clayton, Jeff Clayton, Wycliffe Gordon, Terell Stafford, Lewis Nash, Bill Cunliffe
Mile Hi Gospel Ensemble – led by Joseph Thomas Brown
Vail Jazz Alumni Quintet – Kenny Banks Jr., Marty Jaffe, Mike Mitchell, David Milazzo, Gabe Medd
Vail Jazz All-Stars