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Doug Wamble Quartet plays free in Vail

Vail Daily staff reportnewsroom@vaildaily.comVail, CO Colorado
Special to the Vail Daily Doug Wamble and his quartet bring a mix of f jazz, gospel and blues to Vail for a free show Thursday outside the Arrabelle

VAIL – As days get shorter and nights get cooler, you can still count on the Vail Jazz Festival for live jazz, with free concerts at Vail Square Lionshead, the Vail Farmers’ Market, and finishing up the summer with the 15th annual Vail Jazz Party, Labor Day Weekend.Next in the series of free jazz performances is the Doug Wamble Quartet, playing their a mix of jazz, gospel and blues. They perform outside the Arrabelle Hotel, at 6 p.m. on Thursday. Wamble is a native of Memphis, Tenn., who grew up on a steady diet of blues, gospel, country and R&B, bluegrass, post bop, rock and jazz.”I find that the people that I love to listen to today are people who have assimilated the entire history of this music,” said Wamble. “My music reflects that patchwork of musical styles.”Wamble leads on acoustic guitar, and is joined by pianist Roy Dunlap, bassist Jeff Hanley and drummer Peter Miles. The quartet has performed at the London Jazz Festival, Berlin Jazz Festival, Tanglewood and Monterey Jazz Festival, among other venues.The free series wraps up on Sept. 3 with the legendary Clayton Brothers Quintet. Joining the Claytons will be the Vail Jazz All-Stars, a dozen high-school aged jazz musicians who will be completing a 10-day intensive workshop in Vail with the Vail Jazz Foundation. The final Jazz at Vail Square concert also kicks off the 15th annual Labor Day weekend party, hosted at the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort and in Vail Square September 3 – 7, and featuring Ann Hampton Callaway, Jeff Hamilton Trio, Brian Lynch Quintet, Dave Corbus, Joel Frahm, Wycliffe Gordon, Benny Green, and many other musicians. Tickets start at $45 and are on sale now at

What: Doug Wamble Quartet Where: Vail Square outside The Arrabelle HotelWhen: 6 p.m.Cost: FreeMore information:

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