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Jazz at Vail Square performances start tonight at Arrabelle jazz tent

Daily staff report
Vail, CO, Colorado
Special to the Daily

VAIL – The Vail Jazz Festival presents the first installment in a series of nine Jazz at Vail Square performances today with the Brubeck Brothers Quartet. The concert begins at 6 p.m. and will be held in the jazz tent at the Arrabelle in Vail Square in Lionshead.

Preferred seating at the front of the tent is $20 and guarantees a spot whenever you arrive. Free general admission seating at the back of tent is available on a first-come, first-served basis. A $99 Jazz Pass is offered with preferred seating for all nine performances.

“This is the first year we’re offering reserved seating in the jazz tent for the Thursday night performances due to the tremendous growth of our audience,” said festival Artistic Director Howard Stone.

The Brubeck Brothers Quartet kicks off the series with its joyful and expressive straight-ahead jazz. While their sound is anchored in the be-bop style, it is seasoned with unconventional time signatures. The Brubeck Brothers Quartet was chosen to usher in the New Year on National Public Radio’s “Toast of the Nation” performance.

With 40 performances from June 24 through Sept. 3, the 18th annual Vail Jazz Festival presents headliners such as Marcia Ball, Byron Stripling, the Jeff Hamilton Trio and the Brubeck Brothers Quartet in a variety of ticketed and free events in intimate indoor and unique outdoor venues throughout Vail. The festival culminates with the Labor Day Vail Jazz Party featuring more than 30 hours of music in a five-day celebration of jazz.

For more information about the Vail Jazz Festival and the Labor Day Vail Jazz Party, call 888-824-5526 or visit http://www.vailjazz.org.

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