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Workshop Alumni Happenings July 2 – July 15, 2024

2010 bass alum Russell Hall performs with his wife, world-renowned tap dancer Michela Marino Lerman, on consecutive weekends during the Green Box Arts Festival at the Sallie Bush Community Building in Green Mountain Falls...

Workshop Alumni Happenings June 18 – July 1, 2024

1997 alum and multi-Grammy winner Robert Glasper (piano) recently completed an Artistic Residency at the Blue Note Jazz Club in NYC and has performed in this role at other prestigious institutions and festivals such...

Workshop Alumni Happenings June 4 – June 17, 2024

Downbeat magazine’s recently published 47th Annual Student Music Awards bestowed the following honors to VJ Workshop alumni: in the Jazz Soloist category, Benjamin Schwartz (2022 drums), High School Winner; Laesio Littlejohn (2023 bass), High...

Workshop Alumni Happenings May 21 – June 3, 2024

The 29th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition and Festival was recently held at the Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York, where the nation’s top three high school jazz bands (Newark...

Workshop Alumni Happenings May 7 – May 20, 2024

The Jazz Journalists Association has announced its nominees for Performance and Recordings in the 2024 JJA Jazz Awards, and among them are a number of Vail Jazz Workshop alumni – as well as a...

Workshop Alumni Happenings April 23 – May 6, 2024

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival takes place this weekend (April 25-28) and next (May 3-5) in New Orleans LA. And there is no shortage of Vail Jazz Workshop alumni who will be...

Workshop Alumni Happenings April 9 – April 22, 2024

Currently teaching at the University of Iowa’s School of Music, 2001 trumpet alum Curtis Taylor releases his debut full-length album, Taylor Made, on April 12. In his career to date, Taylor has performed with...

Workshop Alumni Happenings March 26 – April 8, 2024

The two piano students who attended the Vail Jazz Workshop class of 2023 aren’t wasting any time staking their claims as rising stars in the jazz world! Last week, Jose Andre had his 19th...

Workshop Alumni Happenings March 12 – March 15, 2024

22-year-old Summer Camargo (2018 trumpet) graduated just last year from the Juilliard School in NYC. But in 2022, as a senior at Juilliard, she became the youngest-ever member of the Saturday Night Live Band...

Workshop Alumni Happenings Feb 27 – March 11, 2024

The 85th Blue Note Records Anniversary Celebration continues, starring the Blue Note Quintet with its director Gerald Clayton (2002 piano), Matt Brewer (2000 bass), saxophonist Immanuel Wilkins, drummer Kendrick Scott, and vibraphonist Joel Ross....