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Vail Jazz Festival: June 22 - Sept 1 2014

The Vail Jazz Festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary! With more than 20,000 spectators, 150 artists, and 40 performances in 5 venues, the 20th Anniversary Vail Jazz Festival brings together jazz artists and enthusiasts from around the globe to the picturesque Rocky Mountain town of Vail, Colorado. 

Festival events take place exclusively in the Town of Vail, which allows guests to stay, dine, and play just a short walk from world-class jazz performances. Each venue offers un-matched intimacy and the chance to rub shoulders with legends of jazz history. Join us in the beautiful Colorado summer season as we fill the streets of Vail with the sounds of Swing, Salsa, Bebop, Blues, Brazilian, the American Songbook and more!

For tickets and event details visit The Vail Jazz Foundation.

Summer Lodging Rates

Book your summer stay now for the best value!

Jazz @ Vail Square

Every Thursday evening

Hosted at the epicenter of Lionshead Village’s bustling summer scene, Jazz @ Vail Square brings a high-energy line-up of jazz heavyweights to Vail’s new hotspot for culture and entertainment.

July 3 - Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo
July 10 - Poncho Sanchez & His Latin Jazz Band 
July 17 - Tony Desare & The Tony Desare Quartet
July 24 - Marcia Ball
July 31 - Red Baraat 
August 7 - Monty Alexander Harlem Kingston Express 
August 8 - John Pizzarelli 
August 21 - Roberta Gambarini & The Eric Gunnison Trio
August 28 - Vail Jazz All-Stars, Alumni Quintet & The Vail Jazz Party House Band 


Jazz @ The Vail Farmers’ Market & Art Show

Every Sunday

As the premier entertainment for the hugely successful Vail Farmers’ Market, Jazz @ the Market is a free series that welcomes families, friends, and passersby into the tent for a taste of the jazz tradition. Expect a family affair as many dates offer an educational, hands-on musical experience for children called Jammin’ Jazz Kids.

June 22 - The Organization
June 29 - Salsa Con Jazz
July 6 - Chuck Lamb Trio
July 13 - The Hip Richies
July 20 - Tony Gulizia Trio
July 27 - Ginga with Bateria Alegria
August 3 - Kathy Morrow
August 10 - After Midnight
August 17 - Justin Allison Quartet
August 24 - Lionel Young Band


Jazz @ Kelly Liken

Every Sunday evening at Restaurant Kelly Liken

Come for dinner or hang at the bar for a signature cocktail like the Alpine Painkiller or Street Beet. Savor the convivial environment – bring a friend or make a friend, it’s a perfect way to end the week. Tony Gulizia is joined each week by visiting jazz luminaries, all in a sophisticated, intimate and friendly environment.

June 22 - Tony Gulizia with Dave Corbus
June 29 - Tony Gulizia with Jeremy Wendelin
July 6 - Tony Gulizia with Max Wagner
July 13 - Tony Gulizia with Bill Kopper
July 20 - Tony Gulizia with Gary Regina
July 27 - Tony Gulizia with Carl Dixon
August 3 - Tony Gulizia with Kathy Morrow
August 10 - Tony Gulizia with Roger Campbell
August 17 - Tony Gulizia with Justin Allison
August 24 - Tony Gulizia with surprise guests


Jazz After

3 evenings in July

Bringing the soul of classic jazz to the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Jazz After transforms Larkspur Restaurant into Vail’s premier jazz club in a series that features select musicians from Bravo! Vail resident orchestras joined by world-renowned headliners. 

July 2 - Dallas Jam, with special guests Frank Vignola, Vinny Raniolo and Jeff Tyzik
July 12 - Philly Jam, with special guest Terell Stafford
July 23 - New York, New York: An evening of cabaret with Denise Donatelli and Josh Nelson


Vail Jazz Party

Labor Day Weekend

One of the last of its kind, the Vail Jazz Party is a celebration of jazz music’s past, present, and future, bringing a collection of soloists and small groups together to jam in a variety of formats and styles. Featuring a House Band of John Clayton, Jeff Clayton, Terell Stafford, Wycliffe Gordon, Bill Cunliffe, and Lewis Nash, this 5-day long jazz extravaganza is not to be missed!


Shop lodging during the Vail Jazz Festival

Book a room through Vail.com for the guaranteed lowest rate and the best selection of places to stay throughout Vail.


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