After Midnight returns to Vail Jazz with a free Friday performance in Edwards | VailDaily.com

After Midnight returns to Vail Jazz with a free Friday performance in Edwards

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After Midnight has frequented the Vail Valley for Vail Jazz shows, and on Friday, they'll play in Edwards.
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If you go ...

What: Vail Jazz @ Riverwalk

When: 6 p.m. Friday

Where: the Riverwalk Amphitheatre, Edwards

Cost: Free

More information: Call 970-479-6146 or visit vailjazz.org.

Accustomed to swinging hard into the wee hours, After Midnight has brought its rendition of jazz hits to audiences across America for decades.

This week, the six-piece ensemble returns to the Vail Valley for a free outdoor performance at Vail Jazz @ Riverwalk in Edwards on Friday. The band’s repertoire is always a surprise depending on the gig. No matter the selection — whether it includes Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Lionel Hampton, Nat King Cole or Frank Sinatra — dizzying precision is a key ingredient to their sound. Every member of the sextet possesses a distinct ability to ramp up the energy level on and in front of the stage, hypnotizing audiences with skill.

Catch After Midnight live at the Riverwalk Amphitheater in Edwards today. Food and drink vendors open at 5 p.m., and music kicks off at 6 p.m. Picnics are welcome, but no pets are allowed, and the event is nonsmoking. For more information, call 970-479-6146 or visit vailjazz.org.