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More Exciting Performances at Vail Jazz 2017



Music can transport the listener to a different time and place through tune, lyrics and rhythm. Vail Jazz will take you on an amazing musical journey to Cuba with ¡Cubanismo!,  and even to the era of crooners like Frank Sinatra with upcoming performances.

August 10
¡Cubanismo! is set to the irresistible dancing heartbeat of Cuban music. This sizzling 11-piece band, featuring two vocalists, takes listeners through the classic repertoire of the great Cuban rhythms. From Cuban classics and jazz to the wild polyrhythms of traditional rumba, the band delivers horns driving the arrangements and various percussion anchoring the pulse.

August 11
Vail Jazz and the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch will present an extraordinary evening of music, celebrating Frank Sinatra.

Vocalist and sax man Curtis Stigers, a long-time Vail favorite, offers his own brand of cool, subtle swing and his well-seasoned voice as the perfect guide for this remarkable evening of big band swing. Curtis will be joined by the H2 Big Band, a world-class 17-piece ensemble, and together they will perform the crooner's classic songbook with the original arrangements penned by the legendary composer Nelson Riddle.

Bring your dancing shoes to this unforgettable evening! Dinner specials available at Ritz-Carlton eateries WYLD and Buffalos. Individual tickets are $60, or for a more exclusive experience, buy a premium table of eight that includes table service, and a pre-show champagne toast with Stigers himself.

Mark your calendars for the grand finale of the summer: the Vail Jazz Labor Day Weekend Party! Don’t miss the amazing special performances, including contemporary jazz stars like the Clayton brothers, Byron Stripling and Tommy Igoe paying tribute to Buddy Rich, Cannonball Adderley and Cole Porter.

Visit the Vail Jazz website for more information on tickets and a schedule of more upcoming performances.

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