Summit Jazz Consort plays free in Vail
VAIL, Colorado – The Summit Jazz Consort will bring traditional jazz to the Vail Farmers Market on Sunday. Sunday’s concert will feature a trio: Dave Rucker on bass, Rick Weingarten on the vibraphone, and Sal Mancini on guitar & vocals,Founded by Mark Jeffery in 1996, the Summit Jazz Consort consists of 19 musicians. By drawing on a variety of musicians, the consort can customize the musical grouping to best suit the occasion and venue.Jeffery, who originally came from Georgia to pursue his passion for skiing, was thrilled to be able to create a jazz group in the region. “There was hardly any jazz when I got here, and the consort just grew out of a desire to play good jazz here in Colorado,” said Jeffery.Weingarten has played the market both as part of the Consort and with his own trio. “We just love playing the market,” said Weingarten. “Folks who stop to listen are always so happy and appreciative to enjoy cool jazz on a sunny Sunday afternoon – that’s what we look forward to.”The Vail Jazz Foundation presents Blues, Standards, vocals and straight ahead jazz to the Vail Farmers’ Market, Sundays from noon to 3:30 p.m. through Aug. 30.