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Anthony Thornton VailDaily.com

The Vail Jazz Party will present 'live' music through Monday.  The buzz is in the air for the festivals 20th anniversary as they close out their 12-week  summer with the Labor Day Party! The Vail Jazz Foundation offers tickets for a number of the sessions, and information, all available at Vail Jazz Foundation.

NPR's Tom Vitaleon TIn the 1930s, Lester Young — known as the "President of Jazz" or simply "The Prez" — led a revolution on the tenor saxophone that influenced generations to follow.

This week’s Vinyl Vault features Ben Sidran, “On the Live Side” which includes the hilarious “Good Travel Agent,” an extended riff on the three key things it takes to play jazz. Hint: the first two are a bad romance and a good travel agent. You’ll have to tune in to learn the third key ingredient.

Three time Grammy winner saxophonist, composer, and band leader Branford Marsalis followed his father pianist Ellis Marsalis into the world of jazz, as did three of his younger brothers. Born in Louisiana on September 26th in 1960, An innovative saxophonist, Marsalis has worked with brother Wynton, Sting, Miles Davis and many other musicians. From 1992 to '95, he served as musical director of Jay Leno's Tonight Show. In 2002, he founded his own music label, Marsalis Music. 

Wayne Shorter was born in  Newark, New Jersey on August 25, 1933.  Shorter tells his jazz story:

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