Ranky Tanky Added to Vail Jazz Lineup

Find out when you can see this Grammy Award winning, Charleston-based quintet
Ranky Tanky

Ranky Tanky

Now in it’s 27th year, the Vail Jazz Festival welcomes a new artist to the lineup–Ranky Tanky. To say this is a big deal is an understatement.

Ranky Tanky (a Gullah phrase for “get funky”) are five lifelong friends from Charleston, South Carolina who have established themselves as passionate global ambassadors for their local culture and community, helping to faithfully preserve the traditions originated by African Americans in the coastal South during slavery that are kept alive through the present day.

This Grammy Award winning, Charleston, SC-based quintet, performs timeless music born from the Gullah culture of the southeastern Sea Islands.

Their debut album was featured on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross and the TODAY show. It also soared to the #1 position on the Billboard, Amazon, and iTunes Jazz Charts.

Playful game songs, ecstatic shouts, and heartbreaking spirituals can all be found on their latest release Good Time, which also offers the groups first original songs inspired by Gullah tradition.

Ranky Tanky performs under the Jazz Tent in Lionshead Village on Thursday, August 26. Doors open at 5PM, show starts at 6PM. Tickets and information at VailJazz.org.

Vail Jazz Tent

The grand finale of the Festival is the Vail Jazz Party, a five-day music event jam-packed with several headliners that join together to play in group performances, multi-artist jam sessions, and inspiring tributes to jazz legends. Guests can stay for the whole event with an all-access pass, or purchase tickets to individual sessions throughout the weekend.

Tickets and information at VailJazz.org.

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