Vail Jazz Festival nears with record number of musicians |

Vail Jazz Festival nears with record number of musicians

Daily Staff Report
Special to the Daily/Ned RadinskyMore jazz musicians than ever before will play this year's Vail Jazz Festival's Labor Day Weekend Party.

The Vail Jazz Foundation announced its schedule for the 12th annual Vail Jazz Festival, Sept. 1-4. As their Jazz at the Market series comes to a close Sunday, focus shifts to the Labor Day Party Weekend held at the Vail Cascade Resort and Spa.

This event features jazz musicians performing more than 24 hours of music over the Labor Day Weekend. This year’s line-up features The Clayton Brothers Quintet, Winard Harper Sextet, Gerald Clayton Trio, Bill Cunliffe Imaginacion, Trio da Paz, the Mile High Chapter Choir along with Henry Butler, Dave Corbus, Russell Malone, Tony Monaco and Annie Sellick.

In addition, the VJF will once again organize its Vail Jazz Workshop for young jazz musicians. Twelve scholarships have been granted to high school students

who have distinguished themselves as some of the best and brightest up-and-coming jazz artists in the United States and Canada. Each year, workshop students are featured performers, along with their instructors, at the annual Labor Day Weekend Party. Their attendance at the party not only provides

them with multiple performance opportunities, but the opportunity

to see, hear and interact with the jazz artists who perform at the


The Vail Jazz Workshop students perform a free public concert, Thursday, Aug. 31 at 6 p.m. at the Vail Cascade Resort’s Centennial Ballroom. There, they are named the Vail Jazz All-Stars, and after more than 40 hours of intense instruction will perform throughout the festival weekend.

New this year, the foundation teams up with local jazz favorites

the Tony Gulizia Trio to bring Jazz Jam and Eggs to the Cascade terrace Monday, Sept. 4, with 10 percent off breakfast with your jazz ticket.

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