Vail Jazz Festival's Summer 2018 Lineup
Vail Jazz is proud to announce the 24th Annual Vail Jazz Festival including more than 75 performances from July 1 – September 3, 2018. Set in the majestic Rocky Mountains, the Vail Valley provides a breathtaking backdrop for music from around the world.
Don’t miss free performances on Sundays at the Vail Farmers’ Market and the Remedy Bar at the Four Seasons, and on Fridays at Riverwalk in Edwards.
2018 Season Highlights
The Hot Sardines
Fresh, swingin’ takes on hot jazz classics
Vail Jazz Gala: Bossa Nova Nights
Join Carol Bach-y-Rita and a cast of international jazz superstars as they explore the rich musical diversity of Brazil! Performing alongside alumni of the Vail Jazz Workshop, Carol will transport us to the melodic and rhythmic epicenters of Bossa Nova, Samba, Choro and more through her passionate interpretations of the Brazilian Songbook.
Nachito Herrera: A Night in Havana
Fiery Cuban jazz pianist
Django Festival All Stars
Lightning fast French gypsy jazz
Tony Desare: On the Vegas Strip
Charismatic crooner sings big band classics
Andrea Motis with Joel Frahm
Enchanting Spanish trumpeter and vocalist
Nicki Parrott’s Tribute to Peggy Lee
A Presentation of fever-inducing hits
Dynamic, sultry bebop songstress
Spectacular straight ahead jazz trio
Head to Vail this summer for fabulous views and jazz performances!