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

July 5
The Hot Sardines
Fresh, swingin’ takes on hot jazz classics

July 9
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.

July 12
Nachito Herrera: A Night in Havana

Fiery Cuban jazz pianist

July 19
Django Festival All Stars
Lightning fast French gypsy jazz

July 26
Tony Desare: On the Vegas Strip

Charismatic crooner sings big band classics

August 2
Andrea Motis with
Joel Frahm
Enchanting Spanish trumpeter and vocalist

August 9
Nicki Parrott’s Tribute to Peggy Lee

A Presentation of fever-inducing hits

August 16
Veronica Swift
Dynamic, sultry bebop songstress

August 23
Spectacular straight ahead jazz trio

Head to Vail this summer for fabulous views and jazz performances!


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