Education Programs

Committed to educating future generations of musicians and audiences, the Vail Jazz Workshop, Vail Jazz Goes to School, and Jammin’ Jazz Kids provide age-appropriate instruction for tykes to teens.

Vail Jazz education programs are made possible through the generosity of our community. Consider donating to support music education today!


A dozen of the country’s most dedicated, gifted, and promising high school jazz musicians participate in the 10-day Workshop.

Jazz Goes to School

Jazz education for 4th and 5th graders from top jazz musicians/educators. Celebrating 26 years!

Jammin' Jazz Kids

Free, fun-filled programming for children ages 4-8 at Vail Valley public libraries.

Upcoming Performances

The Vail Jazz Festival live concert series will return for our 29th year, summer of 2023! Join us July 9 through Sept 4 for an impressive variety in musicians and jazz genres that you will not see anywhere else.

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