Dallas Orchestra musicians team up with jazz stars for intimate jam session
Imagine watching an orchestra’s violinists saw at their strings, trumpet players go red with full cheeks and drummers thundering away in the crowd on the big stage. Now imagine watching and hearing just a handful of them in a small room cutting loose with each other in a freestyle jam.

This rare scene comes to life following the Bravo! Vail Dallas Symphony Orchestra concert on June 29 with the Dallas Jam at Larkspur Restaurant’s Great Room at 9:15 p.m. A joint production of the Vail Jazz Festival and Bravo! Vail, the Dallas Jam is the first of the Vail Jazz Festival’s trio of exclusive Jazz After performances this summer.

“The Jazz After concerts are pure, spontaneous masterpieces involving the talent of a few select individuals. They are as one-of-a-kind as it gets,” says Robin Litt, Director of the Vail Jazz Foundation. “Even if the exact same musicians were to come together on the same stage again, the set would never be the same. It’s not every day that you get to listen to artists of this caliber play this way. The setting at Larkspur feels just like a cozy jazz club.”

As if it weren’t enough to see and hear what the Dallas Orchestra musicians come up with in this creative harmony stampede, the orchestra players will be joined by renowned trumpeter Byron Stripling, iconic saxophonist Jeff Clayton and famed bassist Ken Walker.

Tickets are limited and can be purchased at vailjazz.org for $20 in advance or $25 day of show. Larkspur will have a $20 food and beverage minimum per person. Complimentary valet parking is available.


Jazz After Dallas Jam

What: Members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and contemporary jazz phenoms jamming in an intimate lounge setting.

Where: Larkspur Restaurant Great Room

When: Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Jam starts at 9:15 Saturday, June 29

Tickets: $20 in advance or $25 day of show at www.vailjazz.org


The Vail Jazz Festival is brought to you by Town of Vail, Alpine Bank, AT&T, CME, The Jazz Cruise, Vail Daily, William Hill Winery, New Amsterdam Vodka and Gin, KUVO and KVJZ, Alpine Aire, Alpine Party Rentals, The Arrabelle, Yamaha, KZYR, Mighty Fine Productions, Rocky Mountain Reprographics, Lionshead Summer, Hertz, Larkspur Restaurant, Vail Marriott Mountain Resort, Avalon Clothing and Kelly Liken.

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