Vail, CO - The Vail Jazz Festival presents the sixth installment of the Jazz @ Vail Square series on Thursday, August 9 with the Tommy Igoe Sextet. The night of unforgettable jazz gets underway at 6 p.m. at The Arrabelle in Lionshead. Tommy Igoe is considered one of the most exciting, prolific and inspiring artists in the music world today. While he has toured the globe many times over with numerous top-shelf musicians, his own bands are now getting the full attention they deserve. For four years, Igoe played to sold-out crowds every Friday night at the vaunted Birdland Big Band in New York City. And he recently moved to San Francisco where every week, he presents west coast big band at the Hotel Nikko with some of the hottest players in the Bay Area.

Swinging and burning through old “chestnuts” and classic tunes, Igoe and his band never fail to excite, playing brilliant arrangements that blend the rich history of big band with a modern sensibility, using elements of rock to create his distinctive style of music.

Igoe has shared the stage with such greats as Stanley Jordan, Art Garfunkel, Lauryn Hill, Patti Austin, David Wilcox and Blood, Sweat & Tears, to name a few. He is also an accomplished composer and arranger having written the “drum book” for Disney’s musical, “The Lion King” on Broadway. 

Jazz @ Vail Square concerts start 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.

For more information about the summer-long Vail Jazz Festival and the culminating 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.

Jazz @ Vail Square Remaining Shows:

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

If you go:

What: Jazz @ Vail Square: Tommy Igoe Sextet
Where: Jazz Tent at The Arrabelle, Lionshead
When: Thursday, August 9 at 6 p.m.
Cost: Free/$20
Info: 888-VAIL-JAM (888-824-5526) or www.vailjazz.org


Media Contact: Shelley Woodworth, shelley@onyxandcompany.com, 970.331.4802

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