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Go swing dancing Thursday in Vail Square

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado
Special to the Vail DailySwing dancers Tiffiny Wine and Kenny Nelson, who will dance in Vail, Colorado Thursday, dancing a kickout.

VAIL, Colorado – The Hot Tomatoes Dance Orchestra and two professional swing dance couples will descend on Lionshead’s Vail Square in Vail, Colorado on Thursday evening for a free concert that includes swing dance lessons.

The Hot Tomatoes Dance Orchestra plays music by the greats of the swing era, including Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller and Harry James. Completing the big band experience are award-winning swing dancers Tiffiny Wine and Kenny Nelson, whose high energy, toe tapping swing performance will not be complete until they invite the ‘not so shy’ to join them for swing dance instruction.

“We are excited to be part of the Vail Jazz Festival”, said dancer Tiffiny Wine. “The festival has such a rich history and it’s nice to share the art of swing so close to home.”-

The outdoor venue is located in the inner courtyard just outside the Arrabelle hotel in Lionshead, and with tented seating for 200 people, the concerts are presented rain or shine.-

The concert series continues Aug. 20 with Latin jazz by Magos Herrera and her outstanding. On Aug. 27, Doug Wamble takes the stage with his mix of jazz, blues and gospel.-

The free series wraps up on Sept. 3 with the Clayton Brothers Quintet. Joining the Claytons will be the Vail Jazz All-Stars, a dozen high school jazz musicians who will be completing a 10-day workshop in Vail with the Vail Jazz Foundation.-

This final concert also kicks off the 15th annual Labor Day weekend party, hosted at the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort and in Vail Square from Sept. 3 to 7, and featuring Ann Hampton Callaway, Jeff Hamilton Trio, Brian Lynch Quintet, Dave Corbus, Joel Frahm, Wycliffe Gordon, Benny Green and many other great jazz musicians. Tickets start at $45 and are on sale now at http://www.vailjazz.org.

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