Live Performances

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

A Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie! | July 22

Jul 19, 2017

Please join the Gift of Jazz in a very special Centennial Concert Series performance on Saturday, July 22 at 4pm; the features trumpet virtuoso, Brad Goode, accompanied by the always hard-swingin’ 18 piece Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra, paying tribute to the life and music of bebop trumpet legend, Dizzy Gillespie.

The 4pm concert will be proceeded by a beer & wine tasting starting at 2:30 at Historic Grant Avenue, 216 So. Grant Street, Denver CO.

A day of dance, drumming, food and more! All ages and levels welcome on Saturday, July 22 starting at 10:30am with a Zumba class and with a dance performance at 9pm. All classes are free except the 8:30am Zumba class and the Party with DJ Big Styles.

Tuesdays with Gabriel Mervine

Jul 18, 2017

Have you been in yet to check out the live jazz at Spangalang Brewery on Tuesday nights? The fantastic and talented Gabriel Mervine and crew will bring the music, and as always, they got your beer needs taken care of. Music starts at 7pm, no cover charge.

Spangalang Brewery presents
Gabriel Mervine
Tuesdays at 7pm



H2 Big Band Dance Party | July 22

Jul 17, 2017

In any musical group, there is an important concept known as ensemble. Ensemble is an umbrella term for everything that goes into the group playing together. Not only must the individual notes begin and end with precision, they must be interpreted as a group. Any infraction, no matter how slight, lessens the effort of the group. There are plenty of examples of superior ensemble playing: the Count Basie band, the Netherlands Wind Ensemble, the Robert Shaw Chorale, etc. However, many groups perfect their ensemble technique by playing together on a regular basis.