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Falconaires return to Vail for jazz show

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The Falconaires believe that jazz is America's only indigenous musical genre.
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Some weekends are most appropriately celebrated by the grand cymbal crashing and sprightly horn blowing of a major big band.

Vail Jazz @ Riverwalk is hosting that kind of concert today, with the U.S. Air Force Academy Falconaires. The Falconaires consider jazz to be “America’s only indigenous musical genre” and will fire off one favorite arrangement from the American swing era after another as well as numerous contemporary tunes with a big band flourish.

There’s no better way to ring in the weekend than with a 14-piece horn section amid the bustling company of friends, neighbors and visitors spending their time eating, drinking, picnicking and dancing at the Riverwalk Backyard Amphitheater. Plus, the show is free.

Food/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 non-smoking. For more information, call 970-479-6146 or visit vailjazz.org.