Vail, CO – The 18th Annual Vail Jazz Festival presents the third of nine Jazz @ Vail Square performances on Thursday, July 19 with five-time Grammy nominee, Marcia Ball. The performance gets underway at 6 p.m. in the Jazz Tent at The Arrabelle in Vail Square. Tickets for preferred seating at the front of the tent are $20 and guarantee concertgoers a spot for the entirety of the performance. Free general admission seating at the back of tent is also available on a first-come, first-served basis. A $99 Jazz Pass is offered with preferred seating for the remaining seven performances.
No stranger to Vail stages, Marcia Ball’s piano-driven Cajun jazz has made her a favorite of Vail audiences. Her infectious, emotional brand of southern boogie and roadhouse blues gets the crowd moving and her heartfelt ballads stop them in their tracks. Ball will play many iconic festivals in 2012 including the Wine and Jazz Festival in Vancouver, Washington, the Blues to Bop Festival in Lugano, Switzerland and the VooDoo Festival in New Orleans.

About the Vail Jazz Festival:
With 40 performances from June 24 through September 3, the 18th annual Vail Jazz Festival presents headliners such as Marcia Ball, Byron Stripling, the Jeff Hamilton Trio and the Junior Mance Trio in a variety of ticketed and free events in intimate indoor and unique outdoor venues throughout Vail. Featuring diverse jazz genres from straight-ahead and Latin, to swing and the Great American Songbook, the Festival culminates with the Labor Day Vail Jazz Party featuring more than 30 hours of music in a five-day celebration of jazz.
Jazz @ Vail Square Remaining Shows:
7/19: Marcia Ball, Down Home Blues with a Cajun Flavor
7/26: The Falconaires with Special Guest Al Hood, Big Band American Classics
8/2: Hot Tomatoes Swing Band and Dance, Swinging Big Band Hits from the Past
8/9: Tommy Igoe Sextet, Burning Jazz with Contemporary Twist
8/16: Miche Braden & The Kenny Walker Quartet, Blues and Soul like never before
8/23: Junior Mance Trio, Legendary Jazz Pianist
8/30: Clayton Brothers Sextet & Vail Jazz All-Stars – Jazz Masters and the Next Generation

For more information about the Vail Jazz Festival and the Labor Day Vail Jazz Party, call 888-VAIL-JAM (888-824-5526) or visit www.vailjazz.org. The Vail Jazz Festival is presented by the Vail Jazz Foundation.
If you go:
What: Jazz @ Vail Square: Marcia Ball
Where: Jazz Tent at The Arrabelle
When: Thursday, July 19  6 p.m.
Cost: Free/$20


Media Contact: Shelley Woodworth, swoodworth@vvf.org, 970.331.4802

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