Vail Jazz @ Vail Square

The Hot Sardines at Vail Square | July 5

Jun 15, 2018

Vail Jazz @ Vail Square presents The Hot Sardines - Fresh swingn' takes on hot jazz classics! A dramatic new twist on classic jazz with cool vocals, hot horn arrangements, and crack musicianship.  Witty, hip channeling of NY speakeasies, Parisian cabarets, and New Orleans jazz halls, by a widely acclaimed, crisp & high-energy ensemble.  Eight colorful characters who combine traditional jazz roots with a post-modern vibe.

Vail Jazz @ Vail Square | Thursdays, July 5 - Aug 23

Jun 10, 2018

The Jazz Tent at Vail Square in the heart of Lionshead bursts at the seams during our high-energy Thursday night performances. This summer evening series in the beautiful outdoor courtyard at The Arrabelle literally overflows with enthusiasm for the remarkable roster of international performers who will play in the now iconic venue. Seating under the open-air tent provides the finest acoustics for the performances, while still allowing you to enjoy the beautiful Colorado summer evenings.

Here's this year's lineup:

The Grammy-winning pianist and vocalist returns to Vail with a musical program celebrating the intoxicating, high-energy Brazilian rhythm called samba. Elias is known for her distinctive and immediately recognizable musical style which blends her Brazilian roots, her sensuous, alluring voice with her impressive instrumental jazz, classical and compositional skills.

René Marie’s is the sort of voice which first comes to mind when someone asks for a jazz singer — big and expressive, at home in classic swinging settings and comfortable in crowds. There’s plenty to set her apart, though. She made her first recording in her early 40s, borrowing various elements of folk, R+B, and classical to create a captivating hybrid style. more

Join Vail Jazz as they celebrate Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th birthday by re-creating one of the most iconic pairings in jazz history: Lady Ella and legendary trumpeter and vocalist, Louis Armstrong. With the passion and swagger of Satchmo himself, Byron Stripling’s phenomenal trumpet playing and vocals are complemented by Count Basie Big Band singer Carmen Bradford. more