Who would you say are the jazz king and queen of all time? With so many greats, it’s not easy to pin down just one pair whose names and music have transcended America’s decorated history. But there’s a good chance that Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald are at the top of most lists. ( more)
The New York Philharmonic and Bravo! Vail today announced that Concertmaster Frank Huang, pianist Daniil Trifonov, and Music Director Alan Gilbert will replace The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence Leonidas Kavakos, who has withdrawn due to a family emergency, as violinist and conductor in concerts taking place Saturday, July 22 and Sunday, July 23 at Bravo! Vail during the Orchestra’s 15th annual summer residency. ( more)
The eclectic “Davey B. Gravey’s Tiny Cinema” returns to Vail on Saturday, July 15th for a weekend of tiny entertainment courtesy of Vail’s Art in Public Places. Enjoy the free short films projected in the glorious format of Super 8 film in a four-seat mobile movie house. This popular one of a kind film experience will be on the International Bridge in Vail Village on Saturday, July 15th from 3:00 – 9:00 p.m. and at the entrance to Lionshead on Sunday, July 16th from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ( more)
It’s uncanny the way Tony Gulizia can hold a group of 6-year-olds in rapt attention. Or persuade an entire auditorium of fifth graders to play the 12-bar blues. Not to mention get every adult in the bar to tap their foot while simultaneously socializing and sipping cocktails.
The historic Vail HillClimb returns this year as part of the Vail Recreation District's 2017 La Sportiva Vail Trail Running Series, presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. The Vail HillClimb, presented by Vail's Mountain Haus, will take place on Saturday, July 8 at 7 a.m. and has hosted over 500 participants annually over the past four decades. Featuring a switchback dirt and gravel road with spectacular views of the surrounding mountain ranges, the HillClimb tests local, regional and national runners with a 7.7 mile climb and more than 2,200 feet of elevation gain. ( more)
Vail’s event-filled Fourth of July celebration, Vail America Days, continues to be a top destination for those looking to celebrate the summer holiday in a fun and safe mountain environment. Entertainment will include Vail’s 4th of July parade, with the 2017 theme ‘America the Beautiful’, a traditional fireworks display from Golden Peak (conditions permitting) at dusk, live musical entertainment throughout the weekend featuring family music, jazz, and the annual Patriotic Concert from Bravo! Vail with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. The 2017 parade route will wind its way through the villages, and will be presented by announcers in Solaris Plaza, as well as an announcer stage, presented by HealthONE at the entrance to Lionshead Village. ( more)
Join Vail Jazz in celebrating the the 100th birthday of the genre! In 1917, New Orleans-based a Dixieland Jass Band record was the first to be stamped as "jazz," and the city maintains its reputation as the heart of jazz music to this day. The 23rd Annual Vail Jazz Festival features music and performers from all over the United States and across the globe, but the New Orleans theme recurs periodically -- here's what to look for. ( more)
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