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Workshop Alumni Happenings Feb 13 – Feb 26, 2024

Workshop class of 2000 trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire’s musicianship contributed to two albums receiving Grammy Awards earlier this month. Akinmusire played trumpet on pianist Billy Childs’s The Winds of Change, which won for Best Jazz...

Workshop Alumni Happenings Oct 25 – Nov 7, 2023

Alumni Happenings Oct 25 – Nov 7, 2023 Trumpeter Benny Benack III (2008) teams up with VJ Workshop education director John Clayton for performances at Jazz St. Louis (MO), October 27-28. The next night,...

Workshop Alumni Happenings Oct 11 – 24, 2023

Alumni Happenings Oct 11 – 24, 2023 Congratulations to pianists Esteban Castro (2018) and Brandon Goldberg (2023) for being selected by the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz as semi-finalists for the Institute’s 2023 International...

Workshop Alumni Happenings Sept 27 – Oct 10, 2023

Alumni Happenings Sept 27 – Oct 10, 2023 2014 trumpet alum Anthony Hervey leads a quintet – including his Workshop classmate Isaiah J. Thompson (piano) – at the Jazz Gallery in NYC on September...

Workshop Alumni Happenings Sept 15 – 28, 2023

Alumni Happenings Sept 15 – 28, 2023 2023 Vail Jazz Workshop students Elijah Allen (trumpet), Miles Cole (trombone), Evan Dexter (trombone), Brandon Cole (piano), Miriam Goroff-Behel (alto saxophone), Læsio Littlejohn (bass), Beckett Miles (drums),...

Workshop Alumni Happenings Sept 1 – 14, 2023

Alumni Happenings Sept 1 – 14, 2023 The former Vail Jazz Workshop students who comprise the 2023 Alumni Sextet during the 29th annual Vail Jazz Party already underway in Vail CO are: Benny Benack...

Workshop Alumni Happenings Aug 18 – 31, 2023

Alumni Happenings Aug 18 – 31, 2023 2008 Vail Jazz Workshop alum Grace Kelly is a sensation on the alto and tenor saxophone, and she just won the DownBeat Annual Critics Poll for Rising...